How to develop taste

All young people will acquire and exhibit aesthetic preferences. But only those who are exposed to a range of works of art, who observe how these works are produced, who understand something about the artist behind the works, and who encounter thoughtful discussion of issues of craft and taste are likely to develop an aesthetic sense that goes beyond schlock or transcends what happens to be the most popular among peers at the moment.

Howard Gardner, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed, p. 135

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