Healing Arts New York Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing
Healing Arts New York Launch Event: The Arts and Wellbeing
Join leading artists, policymakers, and academics for a virtual panel and project presentation exploring the arts as a new frontier in health, care, and wellbeing.
Met Museum online
September 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY

About This Event


Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French Director, The Met
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Program Lead, World Health Organization

Guided Exercise: Healing Breath
Renée Fleming, soprano and arts and health advocate

Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Met

Panel: Advancing the Arts as a Partner in Health, Care, and Wellbeing
William A. Haseltine, Chair and President, ACCESS Health International, moderator
Yazmany Arboleda, Public Artist in Residence, New York City Civic Engagement Commission
Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Program Lead, WHO
Injonge Karangwa, Chief Organizer, Hamwe Festival, University of Global Health Equity
Jonathan McCrory, Artistic Director, National Black Theatre
Nisha Sajnani, Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program, New York University Steinhardt Creative Arts Therapies Consortium
Jill Sonke, Director, Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida
Ed Vaizey, Former Minister of Culture and Digital, United Kingdom

Pandemic as Portal Collective

Susan Magsamen, Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Codirector, NeuroArts Blueprint
Project Presentation: Pandemic as Portal Collective 
Chip ThomasRylin BecentiCannupa Hanska LugerEsther BelinKate Deciccio, artists

Closing Remarks
Heidi Holder, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chair of Education, The Met

Image: Almigdad Aldikhaiiry, Degrees of Separation (2019) / courtesy of the artist and CULTURUNNERS