Across the globe, museums are being recognized as places of wellness and community building, offering opportunities for social interaction and engagement with the arts in ways that foster creativity, positive well-being, learning, and health. Art+Wellness is a new and exciting program in partnership with Network Health. The monthly Art+Wellness talks will feature health care professionals, art therapy experts, musicians, artists, and professors.

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 10:30–11:30 for interesting and interactive presentations that will inspire a creative life. Free for members.


Mind, Spirit, and Body: Wholeness Through an Artful Life
Wednesday, November 3 | 10:30–11:30

Find out how an artful life makes for a happier and healthier one with this talk focusing on the impact creativity has on the human psyche and one’s biological well-being.  Patty Rass will share experiences as an art therapist that affirm the benefits of engaging in art activity:relaxation, mindfulness, pleasure, playfulness, self-affirmation, empowerment, and a sense of community.

Patty Rass, SSND is a registered, certified art therapist and adjunct professor in the graduate art therapy program at Mount Mary University. Over the years she has been involved in both educational and clinical art practices with people of all ages.

Image for Mind, Spirit, and Body: Wholeness Through an Artful Life
Discovering Creativity Everyday
Wednesday, December 1 | 10:30–11:30

Do you wish to cultivate more creativity in your everyday life? Violist, researcher, educator, and creative spirit Dr. Sharon Tenhundfeld shares how music is a vehicle to jump start your creative inspiration. Experience performance and conversation with Dr. Tenhundfeld as she shares personal stories, research, and practical applications on how music and art can inspire you to solve problems, generate ideas, and facilitate communication and connection to yourself and your community.

Dr. Sharon Tenhundfeld has performed with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and rock bands and is most noted for her collaborations with artists in dance, theatre, and visual art. Formerly a professor at University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Opera, Dr. Tenhundfeld developed a practice method for musicians called Creative Musician: An Artistic Method to Aid the Expressivity of Musicians.

Image for Discovering Creativity Everyday

Art + Wellness programs are free with membership. Become a member today!