Participation in the Arts Raises Kids' Self-Esteem
New research finds particularly positive results when parents and kids work on a creative project together.
How Arts Can Help Struggling Science Students Do Better
A new study finds that incorporating music and drawing during lessons can help kids retain what they've learned.
Middle School Music and Theater Students Get Better Grades
New research presents the best evidence yet that taking arts classes benefits kids academically.
Americans Are Reading Fewer Novels, but More Poetry
New National Endowment for the Arts research finds arts attendance is rising, but remains below 2002 levels.
For Artists, Traumatic Childhoods Can Lead to More Intense Creative Experiences
Performing can be a way of letting go of one's sense of self.
'Proud Mary' and the Pressure on Black Audiences to Support Black Movies
Analyzing the persistent pressure on black audiences to root for products that aren't always very good.
Which Shakespearean Ruler Doth Trump Most Resemble?
He has recently been compared to both Julius Caesar and King Lear.
Commercial New York Art Galleries Are Primarily White and Male
Another study concludes that women and people of color are disadvantaged in the art marketplace.
Trump Reminds America That the Arts Have No Place in His Agenda
Trump's budget proposal would come at a cost to his core voter contingent.
Can Protest Art Survive and Thrive During a Trump Presidency?
Will dire circumstances prevent art that fuels a resistance from catching on, or will artists simply be further galvanized to create?
Participation in the Arts Is Driven by Education, Not Class
New research from England finds the wealthy are more likely to attend arts events, but less likely to spend their spare time painting, singing, or dancing.
To Create Better Doctors, Cultivate Their Creative Side
Two members of a prominent medical school faculty make the case for incorporating arts-related training into the curriculum.
Arts Organizations Search for the Missing Audience
A National Endowment for the Arts report finds people who decline to attend arts events cite some unexpected reasons for staying home.
Report Paints Grim Picture of Arts, Culture Economy After Recession
Production of cultural goods and services took a huge hit with the recession, and has been slow to rebound.
The Practical Effect of Making Arts Education a National Priority
New research finds 1994 legislation that included the arts as a core subject in American schools made a difference in many places.