Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Arts and the Mind

"At a time in our history when arts education is being diminished in our schools, these films document how the arts positively shape young minds, and keep our minds agile as we age- Lisa Kudrow
ARTS & THE MIND, hosted by Kudrow, reveals the crucial impact of the arts on the human brain across our lifetimes, and explores its particularly vital role in human development during youth and older age. This two-part documentary shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry and theatre markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science that explains the powerful, positive impact of the arts on our brains.
In the first clip we can experience the important role the arts can play in education. The second clip features OrchKids, a year-round, during and after school, music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for youth in Baltimore City neighbourhoods.

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