The Art Institute of Boston maintains, and always has maintained throughout the course of its long history, that the artist holds a unique position of responsibility in his society. Because the weight of his contribution is so widely felt in this age of the expanded media, the artist is expected to be not only innovator, but also arbitrator. The decisions which affect his life and his work influence a wide body of people who look to him for illumination.
Art cannot be taught as a development of certain visual talents separate from a larger awareness of life. The Art Institute of Boston makes available to the student an excellent technical artistic training, as well as collecting in a central location a faculty of dedicated and inspired artists with whom the students will be anxious to exchange ideas. Classes are conducted in a studio environment with an emphasis on excellence of work and a vigorous dialogue between student and the instructing artist.
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