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Arts & Health @ NYU Launch

colorful painting of trees and hills
9:00am-11:00am ET

Join us for the launch of Arts & Health @ NYU,  a university-wide initiative to bring together faculty and students from across NYU global campuses who are involved in the study and practice of how the arts contribute to our physical, cognitive, emotional, social, organizational, environmental, and public health. You will hear leading examples of interdisciplinary research and practice uniting the arts, health, and care.  

This event is co-produced by CultuRunners in partnership with the World Health Organization and the Museum of Modern Art as part of Healing Arts New York, a series of events featuring leading artists, researchers, policy makers innovating at the intersections of arts and health.



Prof. Nisha Sajnani, Founder and Co-Director, Arts & Health @ NYU 
Dr. Jack Knott, Dean of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 
Dr. Dave Schroeder, Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU Steinhardt 

Opening Remarks 

Christopher Bailey, Lead, Arts & Health Program for the World Health Organization 
Prof. Mary Bitel (Open Arts, NYU Tisch), Prof. Andrew Feigin (NYU Langone) Prof. Kristin Horton (NYU Gallatin), Prof. David Purdy (NYU Stern), Co-Directors of Arts & Health @ NYU 


Nicole Fleetwood, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration  
Lisa Sasson, Joe Salvatore, and Angela Rangel, Patient-Actor Ensemble 
Peter Terezakis: Green World  
Prof. Nisha Sajnani, NYU Drama Therapy/ Creative Arts Therapies Consortium
Barbara Hesser, NYU Music Therapy
Alan Turry, NYU Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center 
Dr. Hod Orkibi, University of Haifa
Prof. Sabine Koch, University of Heidelberg/ Alanus
Prof. Vicky Karkou, Edge Hill University 
Prof. Joke Bradt, Drexel University 
Prof. Jason Butler, Lesley University




Artwork Credit: Clarion Call, 2020, by Almigdad Aldikhairry. Courtesy of the Artist & Museums at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

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