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Ellen Winner

A Psychological Exploration of How Art Works

Ellen Winner, PhD (Director of the Arts and Mind Lab, Boston College) discusses 5 key findings from her book, “How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration” and how can science help us understand the human response to art. 

AVMK

Exploring Our Inner and Outer Worlds: The Crossroads Where Art and Medicine Meet

Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD (VAssociate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School) and Mona Kuhn (Photographer, Edwynn Houk Gallery) discuss their neuroscience and photography project.

Julia Powell

Reducing Anxiety
Through Art
 

Julia Powell (Landscape Artist) shares her creative process - looking at specific paintings together -- and how collectors from the medical community have been buying to art to reduce stress during the pandemic.

Tedi Asher and Trevor Smith

Working Across Disciplines: Figuring Out How to Figure it Out Together

Join Tedi Asher (Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum) and Trevor Smith (Curator of the Present Tense, Peabody Museum) as they discuss working across disciplines.

Leilla Kinney

Tales from the Crossroads of Art and Science at MIT

Leila Kinney (Executive director of Arts Initiatives and CAST, MIT)  and Evan Ziporyn (Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music and faculty director of CAST) discuss the work they have done at MIT to bring the worlds of science and art together.

Gael McGill

The Power of Visual Media in Scientific Thinking & Communication with Gael McGill

Gaël McGill, PhD (Founder & CEO of Digizyme and faculty at Harvard Medical School) will share his work and research at the intersection of science, art, technology and education.

Past Webinars

 

From Resins to Melanin: Material Conditions and the Image

Lucy Kim (Artist in Residence, Broad Institute/ Assistant Professor of Art - Painting, Boston University - College of Fine Arts) takes us behind the scenes of her current work where she utilizes melanin produced by genetically modified E.Coli to create prints.

Collecting Contemporary Art From the Periphery to the Center - A Radiologist’s View

Gama Herrera, self-taught artist, diagnostic radiologist (Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University) and contemporary art collector discusses his approach to creating empathy, finding meaning and seeing the connection between curation and care, between artistic creativity and medical curiosity.

Harvard University