Facts and Features

Art in Nature: Armenia Tree Project

Art intersects with the environment in many ways. Art can draw attention to environmental causes, as it does with social justice causes. Art installations can become part of an environment or affect an environment. Some environmental artists work with natural materials or objects in the environment. And some artists’ work directly preserves the environment. YouContinue reading “Art in Nature: Armenia Tree Project”

Arts and the Environment

Name a local artist whose work is on the cutting edge of environmentalism and social change. Do you have one? You might. How about one from over 150 years ago? You might think that using art to affect social change—especially when it comes to the environment and sustainability—is new. The truth is that nature andContinue reading “Arts and the Environment”

Resources for Healing

In our past month focusing on Arts and Health, and especially in our conversation with Dr. Vivien Marcow Speiser and Dr. Phillip Speiser, several resources came up in research and conversation. For more information on this important topic, visit the links below. American Art Therapy Associationhttps://arttherapy.org American Dance Therapy Associationhttps://www.adta.org American Music Therapy Association, DefinitionContinue reading “Resources for Healing”

Musician, Heal Thyself

An old proverb suggests that physicians should take time to heal themselves before attending to patients. When it comes to the therapeutic benefits of the arts, many doctors and other medical professionals are following this advice too. At Harvard Medical School, the Arts and Humanities Initiative attracts participants from nearly every hospital affiliate, every medicalContinue reading “Musician, Heal Thyself”

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The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts organization in Watertown, Massachusetts. The 30,000 square foot Center, located within a former United States Army arsenal, includes a 340-seat main stage theater, a 100-seat black box theater, exhibition galleries, rehearsal halls, classrooms, and resident artist studios. Program offerings include visual and performing arts classes and workshops for all ages, literary and art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. Regionally recognized and acclaimed, Watertown Children’s Theatre proudly serves as MCA’s flagship performing arts education program, providing exceptional theater arts classes and performances for youth and families. New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning professional theater company in residence at MCA, and the venue is rented to other outstanding performing arts companies in the Greater Boston region.

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