"To define a mission for Art, then, one of its tasks is to teach us to be good lovers: lovers of river and lovers of skies, lovers of motorways and lovers of stones. And —very importantly—somewhere along the way, lovers of people."
alain de botton + john armstrong, art as therapy
"But the museum is only a prelude to a life well lived. It is not its summation. It contains a series of hints of how we might live but ultimately it stands in relation to art as school does to life— at a certain point we must go out into the world and learn to abandon our guides with the utmost respect and gratitude. The fulfillment of the mission of the museum is the closing of its own doors so that the playroom the kitchen, the bathroom the park and the office can become temples to our values as much as the quiet marble halls of galleries once were."
Alain de Botton, Art as Therapy
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