Bridging Art Museums and Middle School Math Classrooms

Benjamin Wells and Philip Wagner
Proceedings of Bridges 2009: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2009)
Pages 69–78 Regular Papers


The Fusion Project is a research program under development at the University of San Francisco, envisioned by Philip Wagner and directed by Benjamin Wells. With the collaboration of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (and their de Young Museum), it seeks to bring art to the math classroom and math students to the art museum. The goals are to enhance existing curricula in order to improve basic and advanced skills, standards-oriented test scores, and students' interest in mathematics. Therefore, it is a quintessential Bridging project.