Exhibition Program: Art Therapy and Transcendence Workshop

Man standing in a museum gallery holding up a notebook with a pencil in his right hand with an audience seated behind him
Sketching in the galleries. Photo by Harrison Jones/the George Washington University.


Faculty from GW's Art Therapy Program will lead a hands-on workshop to explore themes of transcendence and healing through mindfulness-based art making in the galleries. This workshop is inspired by Anne Lindberg’s installation what color is divine light?. No previous art experience required. Materials will be provided.

About GW’s Art Therapy Program

GW’s Art Therapy Program combines the expressive use of drawing, painting and sculpture with psychotherapeutic concepts to aid in healing the mind and body. Founded in 1971, the fully accredited program is one of the first of its kind in the United States. It offers a rare combination of international partnerships, internships and trauma training while providing practical experience through its Art Therapy Clinic. 

About the Installation

Contemporary artist Anne Lindberg’s immersive installation what color is divine light? transforms light and thread into a site for contemplation and reflection on connections with ourselves, communities and individual conceptions of the divine. A series of programs within the gallery bring community members together for shared experiences designed to foster understanding and transcendence. Learn more about the installation

How to Participate

This workshop will take place in person at the museum. The program is free, but advance registration is required and space is limited.

About Exhibition Programs

Virtual and in-person programs explore themes from the exhibitions Prayer and Transcendence and Anne Lindberg: what color is divine light? Browse upcoming programs