How much of students’ critical thinking is impacted by a museum field trip – and how much stems from the arts-based nature of the experience?
Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Rescued by “Grand Bargain” (and other November stories)
It took two years, nearly $1 billion, and a deus ex machina – but the DIA’s art is finally safe from creditors.
The Impact of Museum Field Trips on Students
A randomized-control study from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art suggests field trips to an art museum can boost observation skills and appetite for art, especially for underserved kids.
Capsule Review: “The Educational Value of Field Trips”
Title: “The Educational Value of Field Trips,” plus two related articles: “Supplemental Study: Long-Term Benefits of Field Trips to the Walton Arts Center” and “Methodological Appendix for the Crystal Bridges Experimental Study” Author(s): Jay P. Greene, Brian Kisida and Daniel H. Bowen (“Educational Value of Field Trips”); Jay P. Greene and Brian Kisida (“Supplemental Study”);Read More
Around the horn: healthcare.gov edition
ART AND THE GOVERNMENT A consortium of City of Detroit creditors have made the first legal move towards pressuring the Detroit Institute of Arts to sell city-owned artworks to help pay for debts owed. Executive Vice President Annemarie Erickson defends the museum against Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s demand that the museum find one way orRead More