Art museums as "human-centered problem solvers"

Plains Art Museum Director Andy Maus explores why museums are perfectly poised to address entrenched problems in society to create more inclusive, creative, and vibrant communities.

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"I think we can build more inclusive, more creative, more empathetic, more vibrant, more entrepreneurial communities that will lead us into the future, and I think we can do it through the arts." We think you'll enjoy the talk that Plains Art Museum director Andy Maus gave at TEDxFargo this year, which addresses how in an increasibly polarized society, art museums can be "human-centered problem solvers." Click through to watch!

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Minneapolis Institute of Art has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, which will explore "how to spark and nurture empathy through the visual arts."

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