Art and Health Series

This series highlights how physical and mental health connect with visual art. From stories of artists who creatively respond to health issues through their artwork, to programs designed to promote wellness through museum experiences, Art and Health at the Nasher offers the opportunity to better understand the mind, the body, and the resilience of people facing incredible challenges.  

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

The Cultural Impact of Pandemics / Wednesday, September 16 / 7 p.m.
Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Director of Art/Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, examines the historical, cultural and economic impacts of pandemics on society dating back to the Plague of Justinian in 541 CE. 

Mindful Observation Workshops explore ways to integrate wellness and mindfulness meditation techniques with art experiences. Mindful observation is perfect for those who enjoy looking at art and are curious about the practices of mediation including attention, intention, sensory awareness, and ways to quiet the mind and be still. 
Staying in the moment and seeing in New Ways / Wednesday, September 30 / 4:30 p.m. 
Nurturing Relationships / Wednesday, October 7 / 4:30 p.m. 
The Power of Playfulness / Wednesday, October 21 / 4:30 p.m. 

Find videos of other Art and Health programs on the Nasher’s YouTube Channel


Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas
UT Southwestern Medical Center/Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute

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2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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