Into The Deep - Chris Leidy

Into The Deep

There's beauty in the unpredictable, and even in the dangerous. Photographer Chris Leidy found it.   “I’m so claustrophobic, you don’t...
Nicole Henry - Arts Innovator

Arts Innovator: Nicole Henry

Art often finds beauty in the ordinary. But the CANVAS Outdoor Museum Show goes a step further. Each November, artists from all over the world...
art&culture magazine - Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters

The “ancient” art of handwritten letters is all but extinct. Elegantly scripted epistles have waned in popularity as text messages now reign...
Edel Rodriguez

Storyteller: Edel Rodriguez

Everybody has a story, but Edel Rodriguez’s life is a novel. At the age of 9, he and his family came to America from their native Cuba in the...
Lichtenstein - Engagement Ring - Ronnie Heyman collection, art&culture

The Collector

Beginning with a Frankenthaler in 1970, Ronnie Heyman has amassed an incredible cache of enviable artwork. She walks us through the journey that...
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Explore the World’s Largest Collection of Children’s Art

Pia Mileaf-Patel, age 11. Courtesy of Children's Museum of the Arts - from Artsy.netThe Children's Museum of the Arts today bills its collection of children’s art as the largest in the world, composed of more than 2,000 paintings and drawings that date as far back as the 1930s. And that’s not counting the 4,000 children’s films created by CMA-goers over the last five years, which are currently archived online.
Mark My Words

Mark My Words

Opening Member Preview March 30, 2017 The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our...
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New Study Links Art Access to Better Health, Safety, and Education in Lower-Income Neighborhoods

From - Theresa Chromati, Tea Time, with audio accompaniment by Pangelica, at MoCADA. Photo by @elliott.jerome, via InstagramArts advocates have long extolled the benefits of culture to personal and neighborhood welfare. While the contention is broadly accepted within the field, the existence of the link has largely been argued without an abundance of data and taken a backseat to economic justifications for arts funding.

But a two-year study released this month by researchers from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed a quantitative relationship between the presence of cultural resources in a neighborhood and key aspects of social wellbeing, particularly in less advantaged neighborhoods. The research was part of the school’s ongoing Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP).