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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Cops Go to The Frick

Yesterday MAN pointed to a piece on a great education program that The Frick is running for the NYPD.

I love to see museum programs that go beyond the usual docent tours and artist talks. While art historical purists might raise issues ("They're using Art to teach cops how to be cops?"), I'm all for this program.

The ability to look deeply is a life skill that's worth having for its own sake--whether it's used for art appreciation, police forensics, or anything else. And art appreciation is a great way to teach the skill. Kudos to The Frick and Amy Herman, the head of education programs there, for designing the program.



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