Art Makes you Smart

By BRIAN KISIDA, JAY P. GREENE and DANIEL H. BOWEN Published: November 23, 2013

According to a recent article in the NY Times, a large-scale study of school tours of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, showed up some suprising data about the children who were able to attend the museum and get some art education.

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What Value Art?

There was a lot of talk last week of the sculptures by artist Timothy Schmalz when his sculpture “Jesus the Homeless” was blessed by the Pope on November 20th.  Prior to that, he couldn’t get any church to display the sculptures.  But of course, since the artist and his work got recognition by the Pope, someone has decided that the sculpture (a resin version) may be worth something.

It’s sad that an artist’s work only has value once someone says it has.  The art hasn’t changed, just the perception.

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Made you look, didn’t I?

This site was created because of a piece of art I made.  I created a tile (or rather two) of the QR code for this site.  The general idea was that people are so fixated on their devices that even at an art show they would be driven to scan a QR code to see what was behind it.

So the irony would be that they would be at an art show, looking at a picture about people looking at their phones while in a gallery, while they were doing the exact same thing.  Sort of fell flat though, as no one scanned the QR code.  It would also be a continuing piece of art while I updated this site just for them.   The tiles are available for sale.

The illustration above was done by my clever illustrator friend, Kevin Frank.  I asked him for a drawing about this subject and he came up with a dozen ideas.  This one was exactly what I was striving for.