Yayoi Kusama Japanese, born 1929 Untitled, 1967 Oil on canvas The John R. Van Derlip Fund 2010.7 © Yayoi Kusama

Virtual Empathy Lab: Setting the Conditions for Empathy

This is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom.
Registration opens on April 12.
This event takes place from 10 to 11:30AM CST.

Join Mia for an experimental program exploring the art and science of empathy. After a thought-provoking conversation with experts to spark a critical dialogue, participants will engage in individual and group activities to put these ideas into practice. As we take a closer look at art works in Mia’s collection that surface these themes, the speakers will ask us to consider: How is empathy wired in our brains, and what are the conditions that need to exist for us to become more empathic individuals?

Featuring speakers:

Karleen Gardner, Mia’s Director of Learning Innovation and the Center for Empathy & the Visual Arts
Sara Konrath, Ph.D., Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Terry Wu, Ph.D., Neuroscientist and founder of Why The Brain Follows
Nate Garvis, Co-Founder of Studio/E

This is a two-part series that will be hosted virtually on Zoom. Attendees can choose to attend one or both sessions. The second session “The Power of Narrative” will be held on May 26.To learn more about Mia’s Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts, click here.

Ticketing Information

To attend this program: RSVP by calling (612) 870-6323 or register online and receive an email with the Zoom link for the program. If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Google Chrome browser. If you are having any trouble, contact our visitor experience team at visit@artsmia.org

Give back: This program is free. Mia relies on your support to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution.

Yayoi Kusama Japanese, born 1929 Untitled, 1967 Oil on canvas The John R. Van Derlip Fund 2010.7 © Yayoi Kusama