The Power of Art, From Museums to Medicine: A Conversation With Bonnie Pitman Part 2


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Our guest on this episode is Bonnie Pitman, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and Director of Art-Brain Innovations at the Center for Brain Health at The University of Dallas at Texas.

Becoming a museum director: A visit to the National Gallery of Art (0:45) — From museum consulting, to deputy director of the Berkeley Art Museum and director of the Bay Area Discovery Museum; meeting Jack Lane, Deedie Rose and Margaret McDermott in Dallas and coming to the DMA and then UT Dallas (5:00) — Getting sick with a lung infection in 2008, and coming up with Do Something New in 2011, daily for over 3,000 consecutive days (11:30) — Resilience, focus, commitment and inspiration (16:15)