Minds and Hearts: Cultivating Well-Being Through Mindfulness

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
223 America's Center
Description
As museums embrace their role as vehicles for social change, mindfulness programs offer a pathway to positive transformation for staff members and visitors of all ages. In this session, hear stories from museum leaders who have successfully implemented mindfulness practices to deepen relationships, navigate change, and inspire social action. Identify connections between mindfulness and your own institution's mission, and take home simple exercises you can try with staff and visitors now.
Learner Outcome
  1. Identify points of intersection between mindfulness practices and the mission and vision of your institution.
  2. Learn practical mindfulness exercises that you can use with staff and visitors.
  3. Be empowered to implement mindfulness programs that are grounded in a clear definition, scientific research, and personal practice.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Bethany Corriveau
Role: 
Presenter
Bio
Bethany Corriveau develops and manages programs for special exhibitions and the permanent collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art, including lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and other events such as MIX at CMA First Fridays. She holds a Master's degree in art history and museum studies from Case Western Reserve University.
Presenter: 
Dawn Eshelman
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Head of Programs
Organization: 
Rubin Museum of Art
Bio
As Head of Programs at the Rubin Museum of Art, Dawn Eshelman creates interactive museum programs that explore overarching ideas present in art from the Himalayan region, including compassion, transformation, and the power of dreams. She received a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz and a M.Ed. in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College, where she is a guest teacher. She recently served on the board of the NYC Museum Educator Roundtable.
Presenter: 
isabelle lutterodt
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Organization: 
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Bio
Isabelle Lutterodt is an artist, educator, and curator, and is the Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Art Park. She holds an M.F.A. from California Institute of Arts and an M.A. in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester. Her curatorial and educational work focuses on cultural and community-based issues, and she has exhibited her art at museums and universities in the UK and California.
Presenter: 
Megan Callan
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Curator in Charge of Museum Affairs
Organization: 
SFO Museum
Bio
Megan Callan has 18 years of museum experience in Hawaii and California, and is currently the Curator in Charge of Museum Affairs at the SFO Museum. She received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a certificate in museum collections management from George Washington University. She has found mindful meditation both at work and on personal time to be an enormously helpful stress reducer.
Presenter: 
Zoe Silverman
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Specialist, University Audiences
Organization: 
Hammer Museum
Bio
Zoe Silverman is the Associate Educator for Family Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center. She received her M.A. with distinction from the University of Leicester for her thesis about mindful museums and holds an M.A. in history from Harvard. She has studied mindfulness at UCLA, InsightLA, Mindful Schools, and the Insight Retreat Center. She co-produces Open Admission," a podcast about museums and the people who work in them."