Beverly Fishman's Pill Spill, a glass installation at the Detroit Art Institute, makes the comparison between art and medicine explicit. But what does it mean to stage a "pharmacy" in a museum? It's a more difficult question than meets the eye.
I can remember going to the Detroit Institute of Arts for the first time on a school trip. Art plays an important role in free society. Art is seeing what isn't there, and art education provides creative thinking skills.