Ateneo - Cultural Institutions

Cultural Institutions

  • Ateneo de la Juventud, a society of Mexican writers, philosophers and intellectuals
  • Ateneo de Madrid, a private cultural institution located in the capital of Spain
  • Ateneo de Ponce, a nonprofit, civic, organization in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Ateneo Puertorriqueño, one of Puerto Rico's chief cultural institutions
  • Ateneo de Sevilla, a cultural, scientific, literary, and artistic association in Seville, Spain
  • Ateneo Veneto, an institution for science, literature, and arts in Venice, Italy

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Cultural Institutions

Cultural institutions are elements within a culture/sub-culture that are perceived to be important to, or traditionally valued among, its members for their own identity. Examples of cultural institutions in modern Western society are museums, churches, schools, work and the print media.

Television As a Cultural Institution Another example of a cultural institution is television. Television's has the power to communicate social values and ideas within a society through the shows and stories it exhibits. Television is viewed all over the world and has the power to shape society's political, social, and moral views.

Experts commonly name the following five cultural institutions as needed (at least in some way) in any society in order to survive: education, economic system, government, family, and religion.

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... The philosophy behind the city’s relationship with the city-funded cultural institutions is based on the premise that these institutions are public facilities established and ... The future health of the cultural partnerships is a central and indispensable feature of the government’s support of the arts ... A cultural policy of the City of New York does not end with its cultural institutions—it begins with them ...

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