Launch Event – Arts and Health @ NYU


𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 @ 𝐍𝐘𝐔 is a university-wide initiative to bring together faculty and students from across NYU global campuses who are involved in the study and practice of the physical, mental, and social health benefits of the arts. This is a recording of our launch event, held September 20, 2021, as part of Healing Arts New York,, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Museum of Modern Art, and Culturunners.

More info on CultuRunners website,

Prof. Nisha Sajnani,
Founder and Co-Director, Arts & Health @ NYU

Dr. Jack Knott,
Dean of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development * recording not captured

Dr. Dave Schroeder,
Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU Steinhardt

𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐬
Christopher Bailey,
Lead, Arts & Health Program for the World Health Organization

Prof. Mary Bitel (Open Arts, NYU Tisch), Prof. Andrew Feigin (NYU Langone) Prof. Kristin Horton (NYU Gallatin), Prof. David Purdy (NYU Stern),
Co-Directors of Arts & Health @ NYU

Nicole Fleetwood,–fleetwood–author-of-marking-time–art-in-the-age-of-m.html
Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Lisa Sasson, Joe Salvatore, and Angela Rangel
Patient-Actor Ensemble

Peter Terezakis
Green World

Nisha Sajnani, Joke Bradt, Vicky Karkou, Jason Butler, Sabine Koch, and Felicity Baker,
NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium

𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭: Clarion Call, 2020, by Almigdad Aldikhairry. Courtesy of the Artist & Museums at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia


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