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Self-Care with Mia

Art has the ability to make connections with ourselves, each other and our world. Practicing self-care and creating a healthy relationship with ourselves helps us better connect with and support others,  and how we care for ourselves and each other in these times is essential. Check out the virtual care packages below to get inspired.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Virtual Care Package

Send this digital care package to someone in need of support, inspiration, healing, or creativity. Co-curated with members of the local Asian American Pacific Islander community, this virtual care package includes poetry, a short film, a movement workshop, a playlist, a recipe, and a zine.

Rest as a Portal for Healing

Inspired by the work of The Nap Ministry, this care package explores rest as a portal for healing, communal care, and resistance, through art-making prompts, guided meditation, and a self-guided tour of works in the collection that speak to the themes of rest and restoration.

Virtual Third Thursday: Resiliency Care Package

Resiliency is important during times of crisis. This Third Thursday, we ask ourselves: how do we refill our cups and build strong reserves that will last? We present a virtual care package, in collaboration with local Native artists, teachers, healers, and elders, who will share creative nutrients to draw on for hope, resiliency, healing, and joy. The care package will launch on November 19.

Close Looking and Drawing Exercise

During these challenging and uncertain times, empathy and compassion are crucial as we care for others. And self-care is just as important. Art can be a powerful tool for helping us connect with and mediate our own emotions and feelings. Here you can engage in close looking and a drawing exercise inspired by a painting from Mia’s collection by Yayoi Kusama. Also, be inspired by optimistic words of hope from the artist herself about the Covid19 pandemic and resilience.