His other passion, getting the arts to children

In Art, Civic by Caitlin Pihl

Visit a museum with Jordan D. Schnitzer and one can’t help but be taken in by his overflowing passion and enthusiasm for art.

“I can’t imagine how barren my life would be if I weren’t lucky enough to be surrounded by wonderful things that fill my life with thoughts, dreams,” Schnitzer said. “Art challenges me and inspires me when I’m feeling down to get up and get going and try to make a difference in that day. And, I think it has that effect on everyone.”

At the Palm Springs Art Museum Saturday morning, where 265 pieces of his Andy Warhol collection are on exhibit through May 28, Schnitzer sat down to talk about art and his other passion – bringing art into the lives of children.

When museums started asking to exhibit pieces of his collection, Schnitzer was “delighted to share.”

Noticing that K-12 schools nationwide have cut art instruction in the classroom due to shrinking financial resources, he and his foundation began to look at filling that gap for as many elementary, high school and college students as possible.

Read the full article from The Desert Sun, published April 21, here.