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Re: Art and Science (part 2) -Reply

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Faye Powe (SIWP06.NMAA.FAYE)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 08:55:35 -0400

Bravo! I'm certain that Leonardo da Vinci would have agreed with
what you say.

>>> Kit Eakle <> 10/10/96, 04:05pm

All that you say may be true. But education is not about art OR
Education is about confronting, understanding about, and engaging the
world we live in. In order to come to terms with that we study
things. Art and
Science are NOT things to be studied, but ways of studying them. If
we do
NOT bring both to bear on ALL the things we study we are the poorer.
If we see them as mutually exclusive ways of looking at the world
which must be isolated fom each other, we model the isolation of
those who see one way as the truth and the other not worthy of our
study. This seems to me to be precisely the problem in our society
and the reason for the current marginalization of the arts. We don't
solve the problem by isolating ourselves.

Both science and art as ways of seeing offer insight into both
molecules and sculpture. We can't afford to ignore either in any area
of study.


PS - at ARTSEDGE, Kennedy Centers education website, we have a
listserve devoted to the integration of all the arts throughout the
curriculum. If you are interested check us out at:

J. Kit Eakle
Program Manager
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Washington, DC 20566-0001 ph (202) 416-8870 e-mail