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2011

Art, culture and civilization

Art has been relegated to museums and concert halls rather than being at the center of daily life. Formerly sovereigns not only were sometimes artists themselves but also were frequently active patrons; they recognized that culture and civilization could be preserved, enriched, and passed on by cultivating the arts...

2011

Art is life

Art is not and should not be distant from daily life. Art is life; creativity is survival.

2011

Art is a human need

Art is a human need as ancient as our species and as vital as food or shelter, and humans suffer its deprivation.

2011

The lack of creativity in problem solving

There is need in the praxis of politics and international relations to restore art, aesthetics, and creativity to a central place. The bureaucratic stagnation and lack of imagination that bog down problem solving in governments (...) can and should be overcome. Creativity, imagination, and innovation in problem solving would be potent tools to rejuvenate governance at all levels.

Education, Music, the keys to learning

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.