The Impact of Museum Field Trips on Students
Createquity.com October 27, 2014
This article reports on a large-scale, randomized-control study about the impact of museum visits on children that was conducted at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (the result of Walmart fortune patronage). These are rare things in the arts field given restrictions on experimenting on kids and the subjectivity of so much related to the arts that this one is a big deal.
Fascinating but not unexpected stuff. Spoiler alert.
A visit boosts attentiveness to detail along with a bunch of other things like critical thinking. Scan this easy to take on article.Check out the paintings by Bo Bartlett used in the study. (Michalko)