Artistic literacy is a human right and a teachable skill. It is the ability to make meaning of works of art and, through this process, to forge connections to our humanity and the humanity of others.

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When we practice artistic literacy—by exploring an artist’s process, understanding artistic concepts, and learning skills within an artistic discipline—we inspire contemplation on the human experience, challenge our beliefs and perceptions, and cultivate our ability to revise what we think we know. We gain entrance to works of art that may have seemed inaccessible; we experience a sense of ownership and belonging.

Why “Artistic” and Why “Literacy”?

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