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.