LECTURE: Can Art Save Lives?
With David Gere
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 6:00 PM
As Sun Valley Museum of Art explores the topic of art's power to heal through its current exhibition, Bodies of Work, the Museum has invited David Gere to speak about his work and commitment to using art as a way to improve public health and health outcomes. His extensive writing and global curatorial projects address arts-based public health interventions and projects.
About David Gere
David Gere, Ph.D., is the founding director of the UCLA Art & Global Health Center and is a professor in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where he teaches courses in arts activism. His extensive writing and global curatorial projects address arts-based public health interventions and projects. Through the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Gere and his students engage local and global communities, from the UCLA Sex Squad’s performances in LAUSD high schools to the Through Positive Eyes initiative in cities around the world. Art & Global Health Center programs operate across five continents and engage and encourage local artist communities to take on public health issues in accessible and entertaining ways.
Part of SVMoA's exhibition Bodies of Work: Art & Healing.
Argyros Performing Arts Center
$10 member / $12 nonmember