Mansion Coloring BookEducation Philosophy
At the Rahr-West Art Museum we have a passion for the important role visual arts play in education. We see a valuable link between this museum, families in our community, and schools.

The National Art Education Association urges everyone to come together around a shared belief in the power of art in developing human potential. Visual arts are important in schools because they tend to develop the intelligence, as well as the overall personality of students.

In fact, studies show that students who are exposed to visual arts tend to display above average intelligence when it comes to mathematics and science. Perhaps conversations inspired by a visit to the art museum exercises our most valuable muscle: the brain.

We would like to thank the following individuals/organizations/businesses for their generous sponsorship of our educational programming
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Mike & Simone Dorcas
  • Federal-Mogul
  • Fricke Printing Services, Inc.
  • Manitowoc Company Foundation
  • Manitowoc Noon Optimists
  • Manitowoc Pharmacies
  • Manitowoc Sunrise Optimists
  • Nelson Sign & Graphics
  • Schenck SC
  • Jane and Arthur Stangel Fund, Inc.