Karla Boza Posted almost 2 years ago Are the arts (music, dance, visual art, etc.) as important to teach in public schools as mathematics and sciences? I respect your opinion, but I believe that art is just as important as any science in the world. The beauty of art is that it is not concrete, it can be molded into anything the artist and viewer wants it to be. You make the observation that few would notice if anyone painted an amazing picture, however, you fail to acknowledge how before most of the people were literate, it was through art that religious organizations conveyed their messages to followers and to those they were converting. While not everyone could read or write religious texts, they could all interpret religious images.