Contemporary Craft

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Exhibit designed by:

Janet McCall, Contemporary Craft, jmccall@contemporarycraft.org

Kate Lydon, Contemporary Craft, klydon@contemporarycraft.org

Display period: 2015-2018 (multiple locations)

 

Impact Upon Exhibition Trend:

Until 2015/16, exhibitions and museums about mental health focused almost exclusively on the historic treatment of mental illness. Using art and its open-ended interpretation as a springboard, Mindful plays a critical role in liberating exhibit-based conversations and dialogue about mental health and mental illness. Contemporary Craft’s work is also groundbreaking in terms of their development of a strategy to travel an exhibition about mental health and transfer know-how from one venue to the next. This exhibition ultimately traveled to several states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. 

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Michael Janis, Echoes, 2015, Kilnformed glass, glass powder imagery 10” x 30” x 4” Photo: Anything Photographic.