ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Art educators are getting the chance to prove how art education is important to all aspects of life.
Monday kicked off National arts and education week.
People at the Albany Museum of Art said that art education can help students grow in their other subjects as well.
They said arts education creates critical thinking and having access to arts education increases academic performance, college enrollment and employment opportunities.
The museum has rolled out an exhibit called "Educators as Artists and Artists as Educators."
It includes work from local teachers and professors.
"Arts are an important part of education. From kindergarten to college and even later in life. They help build innovative thinking and those are things that can always be exercised," said AMA Director of Education and Program Planning Chloe Hinton.
The Albany Museum of Art said it is hoping more teachers will bring students to the museum to inspire kids to want to learn more about art.