Exhibition to highlight the healing power of the arts

This Friday, Redux Contemporary Art Center and the MUSC Health Arts in Healing program open Studies Show… an exhibition from MUSC’s permanent collection that aims to highlight Redux’s outreach program and raise awareness about MUSC Health’s Arts in Healing program.

The arts are increasingly connected to health care thanks to new research and the development of artistic interventions in health care environments that create activities designed to support patient healing. Studies Show… highlights artworks from the Arts In Healing’s collection alongside medical research to both justify and advocate for the inherent healing powers of the arts. Through a reconsideration of MUSC’s permanent art collection alongside new acquisitions, this exhibition chronicles the advancements of the arts in healing.

“We are honored to work with Redux to highlight the healing power of the arts,” said Arts in Healing Manager Kate Hinson Sullivan, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC. “Whether it be antiquated portraits, meditative landscapes, or narrative stories, the artworks in this exhibition challenge us to further consider representations, changing aesthetics, and a visually driven process of healing.”

The public is encouraged to take a closer look and help MUSC Health envision a shared future “that radiates outside our hospitals and into the communities we care for,” according to a news release. The exhibit is available for viewing by the public from July 29 through Sept. 10. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, July 29 from 5-8 p.m. To learn more about Arts in Healing and its offerings at MUSC Health visit http://MUSChealth.org/arts or email artsinhealing@musc.edu.

Studies Show… is open Tuesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday noon-3 p.m., and by appointment. Redux Contemporary Art Center is located at 1056 King Street, Charleston. Free.

REDUX CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences.