David Driskell

Eloquent speaker, Dr. David Driskell, called on his audience — the art educators of the National Art Education Association — to evaluate our role and the role of art education in the 21st Century.

His vast experience in education from attending a segregated high school in the South, to receiving many honorary degrees and a National Humanities Medal from President Clinton (among many other honors), he reminds us that while progress has been made we have much work to do. 

Dr. Driskell and his audience share the core belief that art resides at the core of human existence. It is not only for the wealthy and elite but for all, no matter their social or economic status. 

Art educators must continue to work toward equitable arts education opportunities for all children, no matter their zip code, and to ensure the curriculum is inclusive of artists who reflect the diversity of our world. 


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