Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
Should you find yourself yet again defending the value of the Arts in education and its role in the community you may wish to cite from this New York TImes published summary of Learning to Think Critically A Visual Art Experiment a study published by the Crystal Bridges Museum and Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. It should give you reason enough to finish with a mic drop. (Remember Libraries and Literature are also Museums and Art.) ~ eP