Artful Truth began in the fall of 1998 when The Wolfsonian-Florida International University was invited by the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program to design a learning unit to increase students' awareness of visual culture. We discovered that by strengthening students' ability to interpret visual culture they were less susceptible to be manipulated by persuasive visual images-tobacco advertisements chief among them. During the 1998-99 school year, Artful Truth funded projects in 106 public schools, after-school and community programs, and museums throughout the state; the following year the program focused on 49 such institutions. For 2000-2001, 30 grants were awarded to select Florida educators who had previously participated in the program.


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