The American Visionary Art Museum believes a freethinking educational environment opens the self-taught innovator to a greater range of dynamic possibilities. It is this total openness to the many potentialities of change that remains at the heart of true invention—and it is in this spirit that we offer these educational goals and programs, which we believe apply equally well to people of every age and background.
SEVEN EDUCATION GOALS
Expand the definition of a worthwhile life.
Promote the use of intuition, innate intelligence, self-exploration, and creative self-reliance.
Engender respect for and delight in the gifts of others.
Confirm the great hunger for finding out just what each of us can do best, in our own voice, at any age.
Increase awareness of the wide variety of choices available in life for all ... particularly students.
Empower the individual to choose to do that something really, really, well.
Encourage each individual
to build upon his or her own special knowledge and inner strengths.
Never forget that you are a child of the king.
are the child
of a king.”