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Art of Empathy: Social Awareness

Apr 22 2021

Seattle Art Museum



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Art can help us reduce stress, work through anxiety, and process emotions. In a year of a global pandemic, racial injustice, and political upheaval, it’s important to take time for self-care. Join SAM educators as we explore the art of empathy for others as well as ourselves. Each lunchtime session will be about 45 minutes and include a meditation activity as well as a deep look at works from SAM's collection. Sign up for one or as many sessions as you'd like. The webinar format allows you to munch on your salad without worrying whether anyone can see the spinach in your teeth.

Session 3: Social Awareness

Empathy is the ability to understand and care about the perspective of others. In this session, we’ll focus on expression: the art of making thoughts and feelings known. Through drawing, listening, and looking, we’ll flex our empathy muscles.

This session will be led by Kelsey Donahue, Assistant Manager for Gallery Learning, and David Rue, Public Engagement Associate.

Other Events in the Series

Thu Apr 8
Art of Empathy: Self-Awareness

Thu Apr 15
Art of Empathy: Self Regulation

Thu Apr 22
Art of Empathy: Social Awareness

Thu Apr 29
Art of Empathy: Social Engagement

Free with registration. Complete your registration at the Zoom link in your confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact
Installation view of Lessons from the Institute of Empathy at Seattle Art Museum, photo: Natali Wiseman.

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.