What can art do

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A survey undertaken in the US quizzed over 124,000 people on their thoughts on the role of arts and cultural institutions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. From an overwhelming nod to the idea that the arts should offer escapism and entertainment as opposed to fulfilling other roles, to less than 10% of respondents listing ‘visiting an art museum’ as one of the activities they look forward to partaking in post social distancing, the survey puts forth quite interesting data.