ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sherri Burr felt absolutely vindicated a few months ago when her eyes lit on a New York Times headline. “Art Makes You Smart,” it proclaimed.
Burr, who teaches art law (and entertainment law, intellectual property law, wills and trust, and international law) at the University of New Mexico law school, had been involved in exhibiting works of art at the Law School for the past year. One reason is admittedly aesthetic, but another is the intellectual stimulation she knows art provides.
It was back in January 2013 when a group of UNM artists – who also share a strong interest in law – got together and formed an art committee. Burr has chaired the panel from the start.