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Artmaking at The Met

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Hope & Heroes is partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a quarterly event series, bringing the best of New York City’s arts to our patient community. Arts in Medicine Studio Director, Nitza Danieli will offer a tour of the museum followed by responsive artmaking in a museum studio.

During the pilot event in Fall of 2023, Nitza brought a group of patients, healthcare workers and family members on a tour of the Asian Galleries at the museum, where the primary exhibition focused on themes of hope. The patients created sketches based on their feelings about the works of art they had seen that day.

Our next event takes place on Sunday, January 21, 2024, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. As usual, it is free and open to current and past patients and their families, but space is limited. Please click below to register!

Nitza is an artist and educator with over two decades of experience working with children in the arts. In 2007, Nitza became an Artist-in-Residence at Columbia University Medical Center in the Pediatric Neurology Clinic and in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant, serving their outpatient clinic and inpatient setting. In 2015 she took on the role of Director of AIM, working with patients, their families and healthcare workers to bring art into the experience of treatment and care. 

During her directorship, Nitza established a long-term partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offering individual tours with families and hospital workers upon request. This quarterly event series is an expansion of this long-time work at the Met, this time bringing group tours and artmaking to strengthen our patient community network. 

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