UN’s World Health Organization Says Art Is a Powerful Prescription

22 Noviembre 2019

“Art is a wound that turns into light,” once said 20th-century artist Georges Braque. His words ring truer than ever in the wake of a comprehensive new study published by the World Health Organization (WHO), reconsiders the connection between culture and health through unprecedented academic research. Bringing together 900 different publications over a 19-year span, the 146-page report begins with a simple question: “What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing?” Ultimately, it finds that art has positive overall effects for mental and physical health at all stages of life.