Why We Should Stop Trying To Justify The Arts (And Their Funding) With Measurable Data

“Underlying the development of quality metrics seems to be the question: ‘Are the arts justified?’ In other words, we are looking for evidence. This is the opening the quantifiers of the world need. Witness the attempts to find the value of the arts in their instrumental benefits to society, to the economy and to things […]

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A ‘Genuine’ Leonardo Sells For $83 Million On Russia’s Version Of eBay

“‘Dmitry’, from the town of Mamonovo in the Kaliningrad region, says that the painting, titled A Young Girl in Furs, was authenticated by the Stockholm art valuation firm Atelje Catellani. … Before its removal, four days after it was posted on [the auction site] Avito, the advert read: ‘Attention: I am selling the original Leonardo […]

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Visiting Art Museums Can Help Patients With Chronic Pain: Study

Researchers from UC-Davis “found that 57 percent of chronic-pain patients who attended a private hour-long tour” – branded as “Art Rx” – “of the galleries of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, reported a decrease in their pain levels up to three weeks after the tour. Most participants also generally reported feeling less socially […]

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