Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's Art Therapy Participants Featured in New Exhibit  at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

August 15, 2013

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's art therapy participants are being featured  in the Community Partnerships Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The  exhibit, housed in the Museums Education Corridor, will be on display August 7  through September 22. A reception to celebrate the patients' artwork and raise  awareness and support for MageeҒs Art Therapy Program will be held at the Museum  on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

"We are thrilled that patients participating in our  art therapy program have the opportunity to showcase their work in such a  world-class institution," said Lori Tiberi, M.A., ATR, Art Therapist at Magee  Rehabilitation Hospital. "Our patients have benefitted tremendously from our  partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Accessible Program, and we are  all grateful to the Museum for involving us in this impressive exhibit."

Since the inception of the program more than a decade  ago, Magee's Art Therapy program has served more than 2,000 individuals with  disabilities of all levels.  Patients that have incurred life-altering injuries  require long-term physical and emotional rehabilitation, and art therapy helps  them cope with this process and is often regarded as a crucial part of their  recovery. Art therapy has also been shown to help people increase self-esteem,  resolve conflicts, reduce stress, inspire self-discovery and achieve insight.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's Division of  Education and Public Programs builds and maintains partnerships with community  organizations, schools and social-service agencies, offering programs and  educational opportunities that connect diverse communities with the Museum's  rich collections and resources. The Community Partnership Exhibit highlights  artwork from many of the Museum's partners, including Magee Rehabilitation  Hospital.

Magee will host a reception at the Museum on  September 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the patients' artwork and to  help raise awareness and support for the hospital's Art Therapy Program. Tickets  start at $75. To purchase tickets, please call the Magee Development Office at  215.587.3090 or email For more  information on Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's art therapy program, please visit For  more information about this exhibition or the Museum's community partnerships,  visit