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Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity | Brain Pickings

The importance of understanding and working from the connections between the arts and science is fundamental to the research and writing of my book and the curated information in this blog. 99 more words

Art is Moving: Inspiring Trash to Treasure: I live in the 'hood. I find great materials off the street

This is a great story of a woman who lives in Pittsburgh and is bring opportunities for creativity to the kids in her neighborhood. Her own work is absolutely wonderful. 37 more words

At home in the museum

Recently, I have been thinking about domesticity and ritual in the museum and their therapeutic value in this context.

When I think about the therapeutic potentials of the museum, I typically think about the beautiful artwork, the evocative objects and histories, and the magnificent spaces. 815 more words


Animoto - Copy of Art and Wellness: Creative Aging

Iona Senior Services is a wonderful organization in Washington, DC. The video here shows their participants at work on the art that is now being exhibited at the Phillips Collection. 83 more words

Project Haiti November 2014 - clownswithoutborders.org

One of my regular themes here has been the importance of the arts in helping communities to heal after trauma. Clowns Without Borders is a wonderful organization that works with communities in different parts of the world. 45 more words

Arts in Recovery - After Yasi - Finding the Smile Within

The virtual launch of the ebook of After Yasi, finding the smile within, is being planned right now.  So watch this space!

As one historically oriented reviewer recently said, this book is not really about a cyclone, but more about what happens in its aftermath. 489 more words

Cyclone Yasi

Can the intersection of art and medicine lead to better patient care? — NewsWorks

The intersection of art and medicine is as old as humanity, but somewhere along the way we have lost our understanding of the importance of the arts in the wellness of individuals and communities. 181 more words