“​…the arts are core to education, healing, and better collaboration in society.”

More in his “Nancy Hanks Lecture” from 2013:

Watch Yo Yo Ma in conversation with ​Damian Woetzel, Director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program on his far-reaching vision for how artists can practice their citizenship, as individuals and through institutions—and how the arts fulfill a fundamental human need by forging and strengthening community: