Why is art important?

If you are new to art, an expert in all that art has offer or just interested to experience Art at TATE online then join us to learn, discuss and share ideas about the importance of art: http://www.khanacademy.org/tate. The discussions will be open for 2 weeks and on 28 May 2015 TATE will summarise and publish the results. Click here to access the dedicated discussion forum.

The Big Question is meant to officially launch TATE content on the Khan Academy platform. Tate have recently published a number of beautiful and engaging online tutorials about visual art on the platform. For the past six months we have been working with TATE on the user experience evaluation strand of the project and today, we are joining Tate in their invitation to explore the resources and contribute to the Big Question: Why is art important?

Explore the collection and hear from curators, critics, and artists themselves as we take you on a journey through art around the world (TATE on Khan)

  • Come and choose from topics that interest you most – “Women in Art”, “Conflict and Contradiction”, “The Art of Inspiration” “Global Modernisms” and many more themes are waiting for you to be explored.

Why is Art Important? Tell us what you think…

  • Share your personal view with other people from all over the world. Perhaps you have a story to share that is unique and personal. Or perhaps you want to tell us about the importance of art in your community or country?


We would like to take this opportunity to hear your feedback on the tutorials, so if you are interested please get in touch with Joanna Wild: askawild@gmail.com


2 thoughts on “Why is art important?

  1. Art is important because it’s an amazing form of expressing yourself , a form of sharing, a form of describing the world, a form of conversation and connection with others, a form of creating something absolutely unique.


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