Most of what is said about art relates to what art is, or what it means, or how to do it. Often we think in terms of art in exhibits, at museums, in public places or posted online.

But seldom do we talk about the art we live with and what it does for us. In our homes and workplaces, art that is fresh and fascinating can stimulate our brain cells. It can make us feel better about ourselves. Art that is confident and lyrical—rather than timid and overworked—can make us more optimistic about finding pathways through life’s impediments.

My “Living with Art” slides capture eleven ways that art enriches our everyday lives.