Are we merely biological and chemical processes acting at random in a vast void, or are there forces at work, (a Creator or a God) that create and guide life? These are questions that have guided us throughout human history, no matter our influences and beliefs. St. Thomas Aquinas, a thirteenth-century Italian Dominican Friar, who would become the patron saint of students, penned his rationale for the existence of God in his book Summa Theologica where he details the five arguments regarding the existence and quantification of a higher order.
Art museums are a place for the public to appreciate the rich history that we all share, a legacy left for humanity, like a family inheritance that belongs to all of us. Art museums house the best of what humanity has created and served as examples of what we are capable of. Most art museums offer exhibits and cultural activities geared towards all ages and levels of knowledge and interests. AD interviewed The Philadelphia Museums of Art’s Manager Mr. David Pires.
He was shocked to discover what many art students eventually come to realize, that most of the fundamentals of the craft of drawing, painting, and sculpture were no longer being taught. “Something had happened to art training, and art itself and I struggled to piece together the enormity of this disaster.”