Live-streaming: 12pm - 2pm
Sunday 19 September, 2021Add calendar reminder
The Met and the World Health Organization’s Arts and Health Program Present a Global Virtual Event to Launch Healing Arts New York.
A panel discussion will explore the role and impact of the arts on health care and well-being, and a special presentation by the Pandemic as Portal Collective will introduce an artists-led response to heath challenges on the Navajo Nation in Arizona.
The panel of key stakeholders from academia, culture, and health care will aim to advance relationships between education, research, practice, and policy in the arts and health. Remarks by Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director of The Met, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, will be followed by a guided exercise in healing breath by soprano and arts health advocate Renée Fleming. A panel conversation will be hosted by Heidi Holder, The Met's Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, and Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead at the WHO, and chaired by Nisha Sajnani (Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program, NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium). Panelists include Jill Sonke (Director, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida), Injonge Karangwa (Chief Organizer, Hamwe Festival, University of Global Health Equity), Jonathan McCrory (Artistic Director, National Black Theatre), Yazmany Arboleda (Public Artist in Residence, New York City Civic Engagement Commission), and Ed Vaizey (Former Minister of Culture and Digital, United Kingdom), and they will examine how best to advance relationships between research, practice, and policy in the arts and health. Susan Magsamen (Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, John Hopkins University School of Medicine) will also introduce the NeuroArts Blueprint, a strategic action plan designed to strengthen the scientific research on how the arts can improve health and well-being.
Following the panel on September 19, a presentation by Pandemic as Portal Collective will address the COVID-19 health-care emergency among Arizona’s Navajo Nation. Led by artist-physician Chip Thomas, artists Rylin Becenti, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Esther Belin, and Cultural Strategist, Kate Deciccio, the collective will ask how Indigenous art and culture can play a leading role in healing individuals, communities, and societies both now and in the future.
This event is presented in partnership by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Health Organization Arts & Health Program in collaboration with with the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium at NYU Steinhardtand the NeuroArts Blueprint, an initiative of the International Arts + Mind Lab at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the Health, Medicine and Society Program at The Aspen Institute.
This event is free with access, For Visitors with Hearing Loss.
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Run of Show
Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
Christopher Bailey, Lead for the Arts & Health Program, WHO
Sound Health and Healing Breath
Renée Fleming, Soprano and arts and health advocate
Wellbeing at The Met
Dr. Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Panel: Advancing the Arts as a Partner in Health, Care, and Wellbeing
Nisha Sajnani (Chair), Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program, NYU Steinhardt Creative Arts Therapies Consortium
Yazmany Arboleda, Public Artist in Residence, NYC Civic Engagement Commission
Christopher Bailey, Lead for the Arts in Health Program, World Health Organization
Injonge Karangwa, Director of Arts & Culture in Global Health Public Engagement, University of Global Health Equity
Jonathan McCrory, Artistic Director, National Black Theatre
Jill Sonke, Director, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida Center for Arts and Medicine
Ed Vaizey, Former UK Minister of Digital and Culture
Introduction: NeuroArts Blueprint
Susan Magsamen, Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Co-Director, NeuroArts Blueprint
Project Presentation: Pandemic as Portal Collective
Chip Thomas, artist-physician and Founder of The Painted Desert project
Rylin Becenti, artist and K-8 educator
Cannupa Hanska Luger, artist
Esther Belin, artist and writer
Kate Deciccio, artist, educator and cultural strategist
Dr. Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Met
Associate Professor, Director, Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, New York University
Director Arts and Culture in Global Health Public Engagement, University of Global Health Equity