College of Physicians of Philadelphia
RX/Museum: A Prescription for Healing in Medicine
Join the Section on Medicine and the Arts for a conversation and book launch with the faculty directors of RX/Museum. Lyndsay Hoy, MD and Aaron Levy, PhD of RX Museum will reflect upon the power of arts engagement in times of crisis and the inherent value and applicability of the arts to medicine and its practitioners.
is an arts initiative that seeks to bring the museum experience to spaces of caregiving. It initially emerged as a grassroots effort between an art historian and a physician advocating for the essential role of the arts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, Rx/Museum has grown into a sustained collaboration between Penn Medicine and Philadelphia arts institutions and a virtual community of over 1,300 clinicians, caregivers, and patients from across the region and throughout the country. Within this work, the arts reveal themselves as integral to fostering humanistic learning and well-being in medicine and beyond.
“As humans, our health connects us to uncertainty, mortality, faith, autonomy, and more. So does art—and Rx/Museum, a thoughtful project that connects art and medicine, finds themes of health and humanity in both.”— Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post.
Book Signing and Light Reception to Follow
This event is open to the public to attend
**Medical students and students in the health professions, please select the College Student ticket.
- The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.
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