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Welcome to the home page of CAUSA ARTIUM.

CAUSA ARTIUM is a New York nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We are a highly focused and and ambitious group aiming ultimately to change the way people interact with the arts, encouraging the kind of deeper engagement that only comes with understanding, bringing the arts into our everyday life.

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The arts need your help. Not the artsy—that's doing just fine, thank you very much. But the kind of arts that have been the best contribution of Western civilization to world culture. It's time to stand up to an age of falling standards. Stand with us!

Here's what you can do:

Art is one of the ways people communicate with one another. Every work of art brings the viewer to into a special kind of relationship, both with whoever has created or is creating the art and also with everyone else who—together with him, or before or afterwards—is subject to that
artistic impression.
—Leo Tolstoy

It would be a mistake to ascribe this creative power
to an inborn talent.
In art, the genius creator is not just a gifted being, but a person who has succeeded in arranging for their appointed end, a complex of activities, of which the work is the outcome, requiring an effort.
—Henri Matisse

Art is so varied that to reduce it to any single purpose, be it even the salvation of mankind, is an abomination before the Lord.
—Nikolai Gumilev

Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work,
is what makes all the difference in art.
—Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Art is art.
Everything else is everything else.
—Ad Reinhardt

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…
and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
—Henry James

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
—Henry David Thoreau