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Material Culture Mindfulness

August 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Material Culture Mindfulness


Program One of the Winifred Gordon Memorial Art and Wellness Series
Free thanks to the Winifred Gordon Foundation.

Limited capacity 10 people
Reservations are required: Call 410-263-4683 x 10 or Email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

Social distancing CDC guidelines observed. Masks must be worn to check in, then participants will be given the option of borrowing face shields to allow for better breathing.

In the era of our new normal we invite you to return to the Hammond-Harwood House museum for our special series that intersects the beauty of art through wellness based activities.

In the first program Material Culture Mindfulness there will be a guided curator lecture by Rachel Lovett in the period rooms of the mansions to discuss the making of objects including ceramics, textiles, and furniture. It will be followed by a guided mindfulness breathing exercise in the historic second story ballroom to examine shapes, colors, and textures in the artifacts and become in tune with your surroundings. The mindfulness exercise will be led by instructor Monica Jordan. Monica is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and a Master’s Certificate in Mind, Brain and Teaching (MCMBT), graduating summa cum laude, from Johns Hopkins University. Monica has been practicing mindfulness for over two decades and she has been teaching it for 15 years. She is committed to bringing mindfulness into everybody’s unique life experience. She feels regardless of the circumstances that we are surrounded by, we can always tap into our inner power, and develop emotional self-regulation and equanimity to see every situation as an opportunity for growth. To learn more about Monica and mindfulness you can visit her website at https://embracemindfulness.org/


About the Series

In memory of the talented artist and a founder of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum, Winifred Gordon, this free series, open to the public, will have gallery talks on mediums including painting, ceramics, furniture making followed by a wellness activity. Arts, history, tradition, and heritage all come together in important and unexpected ways that can improve overall health.

These programs connect to the art collection to improve participant’s physical health and mental well-being.  Each program is 90-minute long. Limited capacity 10 people.

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