Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina delivers a speech The Frick Collection

Chancellor Carmen Farina emphasizes the importance of the arts in school instruction.

Recently, Chancellor Carmen Farina delivered a moving speech at the Samuel H. Kress Lecture at The Frick Collection about the importance of the arts in school instruction. The audience included museum educators, teachers, professors, and teaching artists from the City’s premiere museums and arts and cultural organizations. The Chancellor spoke about the essential role of the arts in public education and the importance of partnerships like yours in providing a high-quality arts education to all of our 1.1 million students.

Chancellor Farina emphasized that the arts are an essential part of all students’ holistic education and discussed the five ways in which the arts play an essential role in public education:
1.       Art for its own sake.

2.       Art as an appreciation and execution of technical skill.

3.       Art as a way of understanding historical context.

4.       Art as a tool for democracy and responsible citizenship.

5.       Arts as a career choice.

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