100 Faces of War: Art Therapy Panel Discussion

9/22/2018 at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Event Description

Addressing the growing field of Art Therapy, panelists will discuss the history of this practice and the goals involved in using the arts for emotional and psychological healing. Many different strategies and approaches have been identified over the years and is now recognized almost universally that artistic expression such as painting, sculpture, literature, music, theater, etc. can begin the healing process when other avenues have failed. The panelists included bring viewpoints from national to local and academic to community-based to show the many resources available to the public. 

In conjunction with 100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, with local funding for this program provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Art Therapy Panel will be held in the Root Family Auditorium and will be moderated by Ruth Grim, MOAS Chief Curator/Gary R. Libby Curator of Art.

The panelists participating are:

  • Heather Spooner, Assistant Scholar, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida
  • Susan Saloom, American for the Arts National Initiative for the Arts & Health in the Military
  • M.B. McLatchey, Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County and Professor of Classics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Robin Saenger, Founding President Peach 4 Tarpon Community Initiative

Admission: Free for MOAS members and veterans. Free with Smithsonian Day Live! coupon from Smithsonian.com/museumday (available beginning August 15), or included with paid museum admission. 


Museum of Arts & Sciences - Root Family Auditorium
352 S. Nova Road
Daytona Beach FL 32114
2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.