Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class would probably agree that art is an important part of primary school education. Since school boards concerned about the bottom line don’t necessarily agree, a team of social scientists at the University of Arkansas is trying to scientifically prove the benefits of exposure to art. What they found, in a recent study published in the journals Education Next and Educational Researcher, is that students who are exposed to cultural institutions, like museums and performing arts centers, not only have higher levels of engagement with the arts but display greater tolerance, historical empathy, as well as better educational memory and critical thinking skills. See full article>>
Holiday Market & Open House
Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 5 pm
Celebrate the holidays at Mobile Museum of Art’s Holiday Market & Open House! Join us for local shopping, live music, food trucks, art activities, and free admission to the Museum. Vendors sell handmade items like jewelry, pottery, self-care products, and baked goods. Enjoy local, live music from Denver Hawsey while you shop, and be sure to stop by Flying Pig, frios, Lil Donut Factory, Los Rollin’ Bros, and Neon Grill for tasty treats.