The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to announce its fifth Community Outreach Exhibition, Healing In Color, showcasing artworks created by children receiving cancer treatment at two Bay Area hospitals. Walt Disney once said that “fantasy and reality often overlap.” The young artists whose works will be on display as part of this exhibition have been encouraged to explore this intersection of fantasy and reality. Making use of a variety of materials, their artworks express a common dream for a bright future using bold colors and textures. Healing In Color will be on view in an accessible gallery and will be free to all visitors from March 25 through August 24, 2020.
Through its partnership with the Kids & Art Foundation, the museum worked with cancer patients from two local children's hospitals, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Both institutions rank among the nation's best in all ten specialties assessed by the 2019–2020 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of children's hospitals, reflecting the high quality of care available to patients in Northern California. Children treated at pediatric institutions that provide specialized treatment in combination with supportive care, such as art workshops, are more likely to have positive outcomes.
Healing In Color is the fifth in a series of Community Outreach Exhibitions inspired by the vision of the museum’s founder, Diane Disney Miller, who championed arts access as a vital component of the museum's commitment to community engagement.
About Kids & Art Foundation
The Kids & Art Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides arts workshops to children with cancer and their care circles to improve their well-being during treatment, as survivors, and in bereavement. Kids & Art teams up professional artists with families facing pediatric cancer for free art workshops at treatment centers and unique destinations for creativity. Together they use art as healing to empower, encourage, and create memorable experiences. More info at kidsandart.org.