Art speaks : enhancing K-12 curriculum through multicultural community public art

Julie Mejia, California State University, Monterey Bay

Capstone Project (B.A.) Liberal Studies Department


Public art is more than outdoor art. It has the potential of being an educational tool. Multicultural community public art can be integrated into core subjects, enhancing students’ learning through both critical thinking and multiculturalism. For this reason, it can be a great asset in the K-12 educational system. Furthermore, it is a way to elevate the status of art in K-12 education, granting it the importance it deserves. This research examines how multicultural community public art can be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum by analyzing literature and conducting interviews.