Facts About Arts and Culture



The Louvre was originally constructed as the fortress of Philippe Auguste in 1190.

Worldwide Art Gallery



France spends $56 per person on the arts. California spends 3 cents per person.

California Arts Council



The oldest ballet company in the U.S. is the San Francisco Ballet.

California Arts Council



In 2000, student artists outperformed their non-arts peers on the SAT exam.

The College Board



Lebanon is the top movie-going country, where each person watches an average of 35 movies per year. Americans watch an average of 4 movies per year.

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China has one cinema for every 326,000 people.

Did You Know



A grand piano can be played faster than an upright piano.

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The harmonica is the world's best-selling music instrument.

Did You Know



Secondary students who participated in band or orchestra reported the lowest lifetime and current use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse



Student artists volunteer in their communities four times as often as their non-art peers.

Americans for the Arts