Creating Connections Through Art Therapy

December 10, 2016 – March 26, 2017

Exhibition Overview


In the fall of 2016, the Brooks Museum partnered with Christian Brothers University (CBU) to offer an Art Therapy Field Course for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in art therapy. The Brooks provided art therapy for two groups from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis (ADS), while CBU students enrolled in the course observed the adults' experience in the Brooks’ galleries and in the studio art therapy session.

This exhibition is a result of artwork created by both the art therapy participants from ADS and CBU students who learned about building connections and enhancing self-expression through art therapy groups, gallery discussions, and the creative process.