Join us for a day-long symposium exploring the role that the arts can play in helping people with acquired brain injury cope with trauma, regain mental function, and reorient their lives. The backdrop for the symposium will be an exhibition of artwork by Jon Sarkin, an artist whose story of emerging from a brain injury with a new and remarkable capacity for visual art is chronicled in Shadows Bright as Glass: The Remarkable Story of One Man's Journey from Brain Trauma to Artistic Triumph. Jon will share his experience in a multi-media performance. Speakers will explore the contribution art making and art therapy can make to healing brain trauma. Ronald E. Hirschberg, M.D. of Harvard Medical School will share his work on the music-brain interface and neurologic music therapy.
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Registration fee: $25
Arts and the Brain: A Symposium on the Healing Power of the Arts
Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street Worcester MA 01609