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50 Years of Creative Art Therapies at Drexel

April 4, 2024

50 Years of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel celebrates the 50th anniversary of Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Department. The program is the world’s first graduate program in arts therapy and a leader in clinical innovation and research in art therapy, music therapy and dance/movement therapy. The department’s goals are to build a community of educators and learners, who engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary learning that advances clinical practice and knowledge in the creative arts therapies (CATs). Together, they seek to develop stewards of the CATs who will identify, protect, and evaluate relevant traditions and indigenous bodies of knowledge in order to advance the mental, physical and social health of society. Through this exhibition and community arts engagement events, the Creative Arts Therapies department seeks to democratize and increase access to creative arts experiences as a universal human right. The exhibition features a juried selection of artworks by creative art therapists, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and digital media. Live music, dance and movement arts and wellness programs will complement the visual art on view.

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Program Experiences Listed Below:

Thursday, April 11, 2024 

6:30 - 7:00 pm 

Creative Arts Therapies experiential with music and movement as part of opening

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Musical Games 

Thursday, April 25, 2024

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Virtual reality & scanography experientials 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cello Performance

Thursday, May 2, 2024

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Interactive mural making and panel presentation with Walls for Justice

Friday, May 10, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm 

Hand Papermaking

May 16, 2024

3:00 - 6:00 pm 

Creative Art Therapies 50th Anniversary Celebration