october, 2020

09oct1:00 pm3:00 pmArt and Wellness in Museums with Stephen Legari and Melissa SmithDiscipline:Visual ArtsType of event:Arts Workshop / ClassEvent details:Free

Event Details

Presented virtually as part of Culture Days Canada, Agnes Etherington Art Centre welcomes those working in art and wellness, and those looking to learn more, to a supportive and safe environment for learning about the transformative potential of the arts within communities. Experts in the fields of community building, social prescriptions, creativity, museum wellness, craft and Indigenous practice will address innovative art and wellness programs and engagements in practice across museums, hospitals, art studios and community gathering spaces.


“When the Museum Cares” with Stephen Legari 

Museums the world over are increasingly becoming locations for activities in health, well-being and even therapy. This presentation will focus on the evolution of programming in the department of Education and Well-Being at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The presentation will include case studies, different approaches, testimonials and artwork from a variety of co-created community partnerships. Attendees will be invited to participate in a reflective
experiential using a sample of artwork from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.


“Access to Art” with Melissa Smith

The conversation will provide an overview of the AGO Access Programs, focusing on the importance of co creation, advocacy in bureaucratic structures, and change management. 


The talks in this series are free, and the events will take place on Zoom. Register to save your spot, a link will be
shared closer to the date of the event.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.


Learn more about the speakers and register to save your spot:




(Friday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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