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“From music and dance to painting and sculpting, the arts allow us to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective”(Bush) Visiting The Schneider Museum of Art of Southern Oregon University is a very valuable activity for SOU students. “Art exhibitions are made to inspire, challenge, provide enjoyment and deepen the understanding of human emotion.”( Faulkner) The Schneider Museum of Art with its many exhibits allow the students and community of Ashland and surrounding areas a way to experience something that they do not get to see on a daily bases.

The arts play a valued role in education. They allow us to create, develop and documenting feelings and events. The arts teach us how to communicate through creative expression. Art shows us how to understand human experiences, past and present. Prepare us to adapt to and respect the ways others think, work, and express them.

Art plays a large role in the expression of intimate thoughts. From music to abstract art our concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret things. The arts are used as a means of touching the part of us that we cannot reach with science. The arts allow us to be as specific or as abstract as we please. It helps us become closer to ourselves and to others around us.

Though there has been a lot of confusion as to what the true definition of “good art” is, for example “Good Art is when the viewer leaves the exhibition that they have some kind of feeling or emotion about the art that they just have seen.” (Faulkner) or “Art appeals to human emotions. It can arouse aesthetic or moral feelings, and can be understood as a way of communicating these feelings. …. Art both explores human emotions and ways to arouse them - the good art brings something new and original in either of these two respects “(Wikipedia)

Because each art discipline appeals to different senses and expresses itself through differ...

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