The Mitchell foundation's interest in the arts is rooted in the sensibilities of Cynthia Woods Mitchell and her belief in the transformational nature of the visual and, in particular, the performing arts.

Cynthia believed that the arts have the capacity to lift spirits, enhance intellect, broaden perspectives, and open avenues in people's lives. She felt passionately about the education of art and education through art, and believed in its accessibility to all of society so that the arts' life-affirming qualities would be allowed to benefit all.

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