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Graduate Art Therapy Program Expands Collaboration with the Rubin Museum

NYU graduate students in the Rubin Museum

Based on its past success, the NYU Graduate Art Therapy Program has expanded programming at The Rubin Museum, offering free art therapy sessions for the public. Please see more information promoted by the Rubin Museum

NYU Faculty and graduate students will lead "Healing Through Art" sessions through the end of the year on Saturdays. Graduate students received training from museum directors about the cultural intricacies of the newest exhibit, Death is Not the End, a timely post-pandemic exploration of global themes.  The museum has waived entrance fees, allowing participants to engage in art therapy equitably. The program is collecting survey data to measure outcomes on the participant experience. 

This partnership is an effective response to the need for arts-based wellness in cultural organizations, an aspiration summoned in the 2022 White House Executive Order: "The arts, the humanities, and museum and library services will be promoted and expanded to strengthen public, physical, and mental health; wellness; and healing, including within military and veteran communities."

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