Mental Health and Well-Being in the Museum was a pilot museotherapy program I spearheaded at LACMA. The goal was to use art as a therapeutic tool, engaging and supporting individuals. Participants from diverse communities gathered. Sixteen people participated; among them were individuals struggling with mental health issues, survivors of trauma, and people seeking a creative outlet for self-expression.
The workshop created a transformative experience. Through the power of art viewing, art-making, and sharing, individuals found their voices, connected with others, and discovered new paths to healing. Unexpected events strengthened the participants’ resilience and commitment, solidifying the workshop as an impactful experience.