What is Visual Literacy?

Watch as Brian Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, explains why teaching visual literacy -- the key sensory literacy -- is critical in our media-driven, image saturated world. 

Art is a language. It’s a form of communication.
— Brian Kennedy

Visual Literacy Q & A

Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy answers a variety of questions about visual literacy in a series of videos.

Baby Tours

It’s no surprise that an art museum is a rich source of visual stimulation for babies. Introducing infants to works of art promotes early neuron connections in the brain. And for the verbal toddler, interacting with an adult in naming images and describing different characteristics in a work of art lays the groundwork for visual, cognitive, and language development.


For more videos and other visual literacy resources, visit the Museum on Pinterest