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:
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.