Art as therapy
Alain De Botton claims that Art Galleries and Museums can be the new cathedrals and that culture can be our new religion. He argues that curators should group and present collections to attend to the psychological and social needs of the community.
“This is a tool to put you in contact with particular works of art that are helpful to look at when facing certain problems. We believe the point of art in general is to offer therapeutic assistance; it should help us to better endure and enjoy our lives.”
Alain De Botton’s new organization which aims to provide philosophical consolation to all The School of Life