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2021 | Art & Healing: Overview

About the 2021 Art & Healing Collaboration

Beginning in Spring 2021, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU began a collaboration with Pullman Regional Hospital, using virtual exhibitions, current exhibitions, and resources from our permanent collection to engage with the Pullman community in a conversation about relationships among art, health, and healing.

Broadly organized under the theme “Art & Healing,” the exhibitions and programs to be included in this collaboration are chosen and planned with the wider Pullman community as well as Pullman Regional Hospital staff and patients in mind. This spring, our Art & Healing Virtual Exhibitions page will introduce the beginning of small group tours and remote programming to take place during Pullman Regional Hospital’s Health Innovation Summit, from May 10 through May 14 via the hospital’s Center For Learning & Innovation. Check back with the museum’s event calendar in late-April for details regarding our programming related to the Health Innovation Summit.

As we explore this new collaboration, our offerings will strive to address the following questions about engaging in art and making art:

  1. How does art keep us healthy?
  2. How does art help with therapeutic and healing processes?
  3. How is art related to mindfulness and meditation?
  4. How does art inspire and inform those who are ill, injured, or otherwise in need of healing?
  5. How does art inspire and inform medical professionals and caregivers?

See our Art & Healing Virtual Exhibitions page for art and exhibitions that begin to address these questions.

Art & Healing Programming is a collaboration between the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and Pullman Regional Hospital.

2021 Art & Healing Events

The programs offered by the WSU Schnitzer Museum are listed below:

Art & Healing Exhibition: Works by Jim Dine and Corita Kent
Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU
Co-curated by students from the Spring 2021 Museum Procedures class, this summer exhibition introduces works from the Jim Dine and Corita Kent print collections intended to promote discussion about art and healing. Student curators will be on hand for discussion May 12 and 14 during Art & Healing Tours (see below).

Art & Healing Tours
Please sign up for tours at the museum through the Center For Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. Art & Healing Tours, led by museum staff and students from the Spring 2021 Museum Procedures class, invite participants to reflect on the relationship of art, health, and healing: How do the visual arts promote physical, mental and emotional well-being? Discussion will be encouraged.
Wednesday, May 12, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 14, 3:00 p.m.

Location: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Art & Healing: Cello Performances by Ruth Boden
Dr. Ruth Boden will explore sound in space, space through time, and time for space in this series of live cello performance installations. Boden is an Associate Professor in the School of Music at Washington State University where she teaches cello, bass, music theory and coordinates the chamber music program. May 14 and June 23rd’s programs will be in conversation with Trimpin’s sound sculpture Ambiente432. June 2nd’s program will explore personal space and improvisation through a cello and digital loop performance.

From 440 to 432; Taking the Tension Out
Friday, May 14, 2021,
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Pavilion, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

When Stuck in a Rut
Wednesday, June 2, 2021,
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Pavilion, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

Listening Beyond Hearing
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Pavilion, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

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