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february, 2024

08feb6:00 pm8:00 pmArt After Hours & Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation | The Value of Museums: Enhancing Societal Well-Being @ Museum of Texas Tech University @ 6pm

Event Details

Art After Hours | Lubbock Cultural Arts Foundation
Museum of Texas Tech University
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street

Thursday, February 8th
Presentation at 6:00pm
Reception immediately following in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court

This is a FREE event! No RSVP is necessary.

The talk will focus on why people go to museums, what people do there, and what the benefits are to visiting a museum. Consciously or not, people go to museums to support and enhance their personal, intellectual, social, and physical well-being. People who visit museums report that their museum experiences made them feel better about themselves, more informed, happier, healthier, and more enriched; all outcomes directly related to enhanced well-being.

Historically, benefits such as enhanced well-being were seen as vague and intangible, but Falk will describe how enhanced well-being, when properly conceptualized, can be defined and directly measured. The talk will conclude with suggestions for how these insights about well-being might be strategically used by museums as a way to help the public better adapt to and cope with the rapidly changing and challenging times ahead.

Questions: [email protected]


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



3301 4th Street