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Arts & The Brain


Co-Presented by Strathmore & AARP Maryland

The therapeutic power of art—to comfort, to heal, to elevate quality of life—has inspired human creativity for centuries. Strathmore’s Arts and the Brain lecture series engages teachers, scholars, and artists working at the intersection of arts and health to present innovative, practical strategies for harnessing the arts to alleviate suffering and strengthen vitality.

All events take place at AMP at Pike & Rose. Tickets are $25 per event.

Strathmore Stars and AARP members receive $5 off each session! Stars: login to have the discount automatically applied. AARP members: use your AARP-provided redemption code or call the Strathmore Ticket Office at 301.581.5100. 

Light refreshments will be available to order at the bar and include hummus and crudité, a selection of healthy wraps, snack-sized bites, beer, wine, juices, coffee, and tea. 

Doors open 60 minutes before each event. 


Upcoming Sessions


Yoko K. Sen
Tue, Nov 19, 7pm

What do you remember hearing in hospitals and what did you want to hear? What is the first sound you remember hearing and what do you wish could be the last? 

Several years ago, classically trained ambient electronic musician and Strathmore Artist in Residence alum Yoko K. Sen had unexpected health complications and spent many hours in hospitals.  Disturbed by the cacophony of noises around her, she embarked on a mission to transform healthcare by reimagining the sound environment of hospitals in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital, Stanford Medicine X, TEDMED, and medical device companies.  

Join Sen as she takes you on a journey to listen to the world of healthcare like a musician and discusses noise as a symptom of our culture, how sound reveals the importance of caring for caregivers, and the future of auditory alarm design. Noise is pain; listening is loving.



The Arts & the Brain series is co-presented by Strathmore & AARP Maryland

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The screening of Alive Inside is also co-presented by Montgomery Hospice

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