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A Monthly Magazine,
THE SCIENCE, ART, PHILOSOPHY AND
FRANK H. KASSON, EDITOR.
SEPTEMBER, 1896, -JUNE, 1897.
50 BROMFIELD STREET
Development of Young Child with Reference to Exercise. W. P. Manton,
Key-Stone State, Schools of.
In Moonlight. Poem. George E. Gardner .
University of Pennsylyania. Lewis R. Harley, Ph. D.
Rose, Dr. A. Remarks on his lecture. Prof. S. Stanhope Orris
Shakespeare's "Life Beyond Life" of Margaret of Anjou. Prof. Leverett
DEVOTED TO THE SCIENCE, ART, PHILOSOPHY AND
LITERATURE OF EDUCATION.
ART FOR THE SCHOOL ROOM.
Corresponding Member American Institute of Architects, New York City.
HERE are few healthier indications of a genuine interest in art or a better indication of its value in general education than the movement which has for its object the providing of artistic decorations for school rooms. A good deal has been done in this direction in England, and in America interest in it has found fruit n at least three general exhibitions in Boston, Philadelphia and brooklyn. In several other cities and some of the lesser towns considerable progress has been made, and individual schools in various parts of the country possess veritable miniature art galleries, so numerous are their photographic treasures. No more important work in introducing art into the general life of Americans has been undertaken, for it means bringing it directly before children, many of whom are without artistic home influence, who do not know the value of a picture even as a decoration, or only in a limited way, certainly not in an artistic sense. It is too much to suppose that every child will be interested, that the life of every pupil will be brightened in this way, but it would be equally foolish to set a limit upon the good that may be accomplished by it.
The good that can be done, however, must not blind us to the fact that it must be done with the most elementary materials. Not every musically-inclined person can appreciate a Wagnerian opera; how then can we expect the untrained mind to appreciate a picture, with whose theme and whose art it is unfamiliar? The