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Why Art Matters, Even on 9/11 - Makoto Fujimura

Why Art Matters, Even on 9/11

by Makoto Fujimura
Relevant Magazine September 10, 2009
How art can change tragedy and how creativity brings out our best
As an artist, I often find myself trying to answer the question, “Why art?” Why is art necessary in our lives and in our education? How can I justify investing so much of my time and expenses in being an artist and in helping others by advocating for their artistic expressions? Why do we need the arts in our local communities?