This will be very quick, but I couldn't leave today without a quote. If you're in the UK, you probably heard the news that they're going to pull Art History from the A level curriculum in schools. This is devastating for us Art Historians. I am heading up a new initiative at the Open University on providing new tools and resources for teaching art history in schools, so this is really rather close to my heart.
I firmly believe that Art History isn't simply about looking at images, but teaching people how to look critically at images--Art History opens up a whole new way of looking at life--from politics to economics to gender relations.
So, a quote about the role that art has in our lives--its ability to make us see differently.
and post a message to twitter on #whyarthistorymatters. spread the word.