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Press Conference and Reception | Healing Arts Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is pleased to host a special opening reception celebrating Healing Arts Houston, a city-wide program promoting the intersection of arts and health.

Join us as we kick off exciting and necessary conversations around medicine and the arts. The exhibitions, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks and Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye, will be on view in the Museum’s upper and lower-level galleries.

At 7PM, there will be welcoming remarks by Christopher Bailey, the Arts and Health Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO); Hesse McGraw, Executive Director at CAMH; and a special announcement by Andrew Davis, Dean of McGovern College of the Arts at University of Houston, and Stephen Stapleton, Founder and CEO of CULTURUNNERS, unveiling the Houston recipient of The Future is Unwritten Artist Response Fund Grant. Following the remarks, there will be a celebratory reception on CAMH’s outdoor terrace.

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About Healing Arts Houston

Healing Arts Houston brings together leaders from across culture, policy, research, and healthcare to act on the evidence base for the health benefits of the arts. The program is centered around a three-day international conference, Innovations in Arts and Health, taking place at the University of Houston between September 29–October 1, 2022.

Healing Arts Houston is co-produced by the University of Houston and CULTURUNNERS in partnership with a coalition of partners, including the Houston Methodist, Houston Arts Alliance, Open Mind Project, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Blaffer Art Museum, Paper City, Barbara Davis Gallery, Fresh Arts, and Arts & Health @ NYU.

Learn more about Healing Arts Houston here.

About Healing Arts

Healing Arts is a cultural call-to-action for improved physical, mental, and social health. The initiative incorporates a series of city activations exploring the role of the arts as a new frontier and partner in health, care and wellbeing, an international media campaign, and ongoing charity auctions to support artist-led projects on the front-line of global health challenges.

Healing Arts 2022 is produced by CULTURUNNERS in collaboration with Arts & Health @ NYU and Open Mind Project under the auspices of the World Health Organization’s Arts and Health Program. The initiative was launched in 2020 as part of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary Programme (UN75) and Decade of Action.

Learn more about Healing Arts here.