In partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Advanced Imaging Lab and Florida State University’s Art Therapy Program, the Museum has added 10 new stops to the BMA smartguide as part of the The Art of Meditation smartguide feature.
The Art of Meditation smartguide feature, available for FREE here, was developed by art therapists and educators to help onsite and offsite visitors feel more calm and relaxed. Audio guides help visitors meditate on artworks to reduce tension and to feel rejuvenated and energized.
The Art of Meditation smartguide feature includes:
- An introduction to The Art of Mediation experience
- Audio recordings that guide visitors through relaxation, visualization, and breathing awareness exercises that correspond to nine specially selected artworks in the Museum’s contemporary and American collections
- Five additional audio recordings that help visitors reduce stress through deep breathing, visualization, and muscle relaxation
The Art of Meditation smartguide feature complements a pilot project that will bring high-quality reproductions of Museum artworks into the Advanced Imaging Lab’s waiting and treatment rooms. There, patients and their care partners will begin engaging with artworks through close-looking and critical-thinking prompts. They can continue their exploration of these artworks by accessing the smartguide at the Advanced Imaging Lab, at the Museum, or at home.
Using your web-enabled smart device, click here to get started.