Art In U.S. News

Below is a list of news articles that we've found highlight the advancement of art and the use of art to build business and help the community.

"Hidden Wonders Exhibit gives Dementia patients Art Outlet -'"Hidden Wonders: Artworks from the Visual Arts Study" gives art patrons a chance to see how the visual arts can benefit patients of

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education - Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.Under the new law, he said:

Hillary Responds to Question About the Arts - While campaigning in Buffalo, New York ahead of that state's primary on April 19, the former Secretary of State took a question from Arts Action Fund member Tod Kniazuk. Kniazuk asked the current Democratic frontrunner what she would do "to advance the arts as President?".

Why K-12 Arts Education Is Worth Saving - Research has repeatedly demonstrated that children who are exposed to the arts score higher on standardized tests, graduate at increased rates, are better problem-solvers, and are overall more engaged citizens. With arts creating such a positive effect, it's unfortunate that many of today's youth are unable to experience and create art at school.

Five Takeaways from This Year’s State Policy Symposium “State of Change: The Arts leading the Way for Student Success.”- I love going to meetings and trying to encapsulate what I’ve learned in major threads or realizations.  After considering the wide-ranging presentations and conversations from the Symposium a few weekends ago, I’ve arrived at five salient points. -

Letter Amend SB1 to support arts education- "Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence,"



We Are in the Midst of a Crisis of Higher Education in Art, and Now's the Pefect Time to Reform It- A series of events in recent years indicates that higher

Arts Education Is Growing in NYC Public Schools- art classes are often the first to be sacrificed from school curriculums when

EXCLUSIVE: Report says art education in New York City public schools are paying off- The city's efforts to boost art instruction in the public schools are paying off, a report by the

Director of Arts Education Partnership Sandra Ruppert: Integrating Arts in The Classroom Is Catching On Nationally: While some reports have shown that many districts can't afford comprehensive arts education, other recent 

Educating at the Intersection of Art and Technology- The last few weeks have been a celebration of sorts of the life and works of Steve Jobs,

Inner-City Arts Empowers Underserved Kids in Los Angeles to Discover Purpose Through Expression - With even steeper cuts to federal funding, intense debates continure regarding the removal of art

How a Public Art Fest Made a Real Change In a Detroit Neighborhood - A public art festival that brought dozens of murals to a Detroit neighborhood last week also sparked a subtler, but no less inspiring,

Join Me in Celebrating National Arts In Education Week!- Throughout my 30 years at Americans for the Arts, I have seen first-hand the profound impact that the arts have on children's lives.

3 STORIES THAT REVEAL HOW IMPORTANT ARTS EDUCATION REALLY IS - The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear of a school board or administrators discussing the way cutting math programs could help the school’s bottom line. There is a hierarchy of academics in America, and arts education tends to fall pretty low on the totem pole.

Let’s look at three notable events that show the state of arts education in America and what that reveals about our society.

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts - You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.

How the Arts Develop the Young Brain - 

Every culture on this planet has art forms. Why is that? Neuroscientists continue to find clues as to how the mental and physical activities required for the arts are so fundamental to brain function.

Certain brain areas respond only to music while others are devoted to initiating and coordinating movement from intense running to the delicate sway of the arms. Drama provokes specialized networks that focus on spoken language and stimulate emotions. Visual arts excite the internal visual processing system to recall reality or create fantasy with the same ease.

Art, Medicine, and a Real Education- More and more doctors today are using methods taught in art class to help diagnose their patients.


Senate Passes Act That The Arts Are Considered Core Subjects - On July 16, the United States Senate passed its bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization proposal, the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), by a count of 81 to 17, according to a press release distributed by NAfME. This is a huge step for the students currently attending schools. This act allows any student from any school in the nation to learn the magic of Arts Education. Also with this step, the Senate has acknowledged that with the No Child Left Behind Act, the current school curriculum is narrowing its field and is actually dismissing Arts Education as a whole.

The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Unite After Church Massacre

Early last week, a few artists painted murals on the walls of a warehouse around a vacant lot in Charleston, South Carolina, preparing for a celebration intended to fill the neglected space with sunlight, art and joy.

Then they learned about the racist attack at Emanuel AME Church, a historic black institution, that killed nine residents of their city.

Reeling from shock and sorrow, leaders of the community arts nonprofit organizing the event had to decide whether to cancel festivities planned for the solstice. It was a clear choice, Enough Pie executive director Cathryn Zommer told The Huffington Post.

“We felt that more than ever, the community needed to come together,” Zommer said. They added a vigil with candle lighting, songs and prayer. Artists made changes to their pieces. On Saturday, people gathered for an experience that mixed joy with sorrow, surrounded by art.

TURNAROUND:ARTS creating success in schools- The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative into five additional school districts, as the program continues to successfully

Art, Policy, and Wellness - What would a policy that incorporates our ideas of medicine look like? On Friday, May 1, Artist Roundtable (A.RT) sought to answer this question during its third event, hosted by the World Policy Institutes's Arts-Policy Nexus.

HAPPIER STUDENTS, HIGHER SCORES: THE ROLE OF ARTS INTEGRATION - The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented – music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I’ve yet to hear of a school board or administrators discussing the way cutting math programs could help the school’s bottom line. There is a hierarchy of academics in America, and arts education tends to fall pretty low on the totem pole.

Stories, art help students explore legacy of residential schools - There are few things that can silence a group of 400 chattering school students.

But the moment the Mountain Soul drummers pounded their sticks on a giant drum covered with buffalo hide, the children circled around them stopped talking.

They had come from five northern Alberta communities to a gym in Calling Lake to learn about their country’s past and absorb ideas their teachers hope will shape a different future.

Probing Question: Is art an essential school subject? For decades, "reading,writing, and 'rithmetic" were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to  boost our nation'

The How's and Why's of Going 'Full STEAM Ahead' In Your Classroom- Giving children the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing technology-based economy is the key to ensuring their future success. Making sure

Museum Directors and Educators Unite to Help Integrate Art in Classrooms-The Department of Education and museum directors gathered last week to discuss how museums can be helpful in teaching art instruction beyond just.... 

Support the arts- John F. Kennedy once said, "We must never forget that the arts are not a form of propaganda, they are a form of the truth. And the

More special needs schools using arts to help students: MORE publicly funded special needs schools are embracing the arts, amid growing recognition that children with autism and other learning disabilities learn better

ABOUT ART - By Janice Guinan: National organization helps artists in their journey- Artists like other professionals, need to set goals and plan their careers in order

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