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Getting to the ‘Art’ of Dementia: Researchers Highlight Benefits of Art Intervention

University of Canberra researchers have shown that art gallery programs can improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia – and they’ve backed it up by testing study participants’ saliva. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the UC study monitored new participants of the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) Art and Dementia program over six...

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Artist without Boundaries: Jordi Mollà

Society tends to categorize people by their primary occupation: oh, you’re an actor; a doctor; a politician. But many people do pursue more than one role, even simultaneously; and there are many actors who are known for their work as musicians, activists, philanthropists, athletes– and even artists. The Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is one of...

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Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow

From August 24 to January 5, 2020, the Art Institute of Chicago presents Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow, an exhibition marking the first occasion CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture (1972) and CARVING: 45 Years Later (2017) have been shown together. One of the most important artists of her generation, Antin has been a provocateur since the 1960s, creating pioneering work in a variety...

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Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

From soup cans to celebrity portraits, electric chairs to album covers, the images of Andy Warhol are among the most recognized and celebrated the world over. Oct 20, 2019-Jan 26, 2020 Regenstein Hall and the Stone Gallery  This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of...

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Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Thing in Art Therapy?

The ever-expanding field of virtual reality (VR) has been used in health care settings like physical rehabilitation. It’s also made its way into therapy settings to reduce phobias and delusions. Could creative arts therapies be the next frontier for VR? Researchers from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions in the Creative Arts Therapies Department conducted a study...

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Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011

MoMA PS1 presents a large-scale group exhibition examining the legacies of American-led military engagement in Iraq beginning with the Gulf War in 1991. Through more than 250 works, Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011 explores the effects of these wars on artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as those responding to...

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Anteprima in SoHo

There’s more to Italian fashion than Dolce, Dolce, and Dolce; so this Fall, New York is home to Anteprima, the second installment of an Italian experiential fashion pop-up. Eight emerging Italian brands will present Fall/Winter collections in a space celebrating art, cuisine, and design. Of course this unique shopping and gallery experience will be in...

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Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

Throughout an accomplished career that spans more than 50 years, Vija Celmins (American, b. 1938) has sustained a practice of deep focus and extraordinary skill in a wide range of media. Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory, the artist’s first major retrospective in more than 25 years, will be on view at The...