Doctors In Canada Are Prescribing Museum Visits For Stress & Chronic Pain

As reported in MindBodyGreen, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has partnered with family doctors in Montreal to launch a pilot “museum prescription” program that explores how access to visual art can help patients cope with mental and physical illnesses.

The MMFA has been studying the healing power of art for two decades.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer and major player in the field of education and in promoting wellness through the arts. Of its one million annual visitors, more than 300,000 take part in educational, cultural, community-based and art therapy programs – a record among Canadian museums.

Art therapy and wellness at the MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS