Supporting patients with chronic pain, and pallative caregivers
You and your family, friends, and caregivers are invited to visit the Crocker Art Museum to explore the wonders of art and the creative mind. Enjoy the simple pleasures that come from discovering inspiring works of art as a trained guide leads you through facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art. No prior art knowledge is necessary.
After the tour, you are welcome to stay and enjoy the Crocker galleries on your own, or simply relax in the Museum’s courtyard.
The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive experiences that reduce the burden of chronic pain through specialized tours of the museum and facilitated discussion. The program is free and open to any individual with chronic pain. In addition, participants are encouraged to invite family members, friends, and caregivers to attend free of charge.
Tours take place every 2nd Saturday from
11 AM – 12:30 PM
(please arrive 15 – 30 minutes prior for check-in):
|January 11, 2020
|February 8, 2020
||American Expressions/African Roots: Akinsanya Kambon's Ceramic Sculpture
|March 14, 2020
Granville Redmond: The Eloquent Palette
|April 11, 2020
||The Splendor of Germany: 18th-Century Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum
|May 9, 2020
||Contemporary art from the Crocker's permanent collection
Advanced registration is required.
Register online at crockerart.org, or by emailing email@example.com.
Call (916) 808-1182 with any questions.
What people are saying about Art Rx:
Individuals in pain
- "I'm looking at art and ... I am no longer in my body; I am in a place of connection."
- "If you're involved and doing things with people, you're not shut in; you're not focused on the pain."
- "The most appealing part [of Art Rx] to me is breaking down the isolation that is inherent in chronic illness and pain; that I can't usually do."
- "The idea of, in my job, having some small role in making [Art Rx participants'] lives a little bit better ... felt so innovative and exciting."
The Art of Analgesia: A Pilot Study of Art Museum Tours to Decrease Pain and Social Disconnection Among Individuals with Chronic Pain Published in Pain Medicine
Curating Care: The Design and Feasibility of a Partnership Between an Art Museum and an Academic Pain Center Published in Curator: The Museum Journal
Entercom Communications Segment on Art Rx - aired on 96.9 The Eagle, 106.5 The End, Alt 94.7, ESPN 1320, 98 Rock, 102.5 KSFM
Art and Wellness | Focus on Health | KVIE Digital Studios
The Art of Pain Relief: How museums may help address chronic pain
Art and Pain: Researchers from UC Davis are collaborating with the Crocker Art Museum to relieve chronic pain.
Art Tours Tied to Easing of Chronic Pain; Reuters
Healing Gallery: Can Fine Art Help Mitigate Physical Pain? A Free Crocker Program Aims to Find Out; Sacramento News & Review
Ian Koebner, PhD, MSc, MAOM, L.Ac
Director, Integrative Pain Management
UC Davis Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
|Free for everyone. Advanced registration is required. Register online at crockerart.org, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Call (916) 808-1962 with any questions.