A randomized study involving over 10,000 students randomly assigned to visit an art museum. Findings include increases in cultural capital, critical thinking, empathy, and tolerance.
The Educational Value of Field Trip: Education Next
Learning to Think Critically: A Visual Art Experiment: Educational Researcher
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Cultivating Interest in Art: Causal Effects of Arts Exposure During Early Childhood: Early Childhood Research Quarterly