Pretty with a Purpose: The Art & Science of Artwork Selection

Course Delivery: In-Person / Virtual
Course length: 1 hour
Program Credit Designation: HSW


Course Description:
As research continues to shed light on the documented benefits of art on wellbeing, more organizations are seeking to use art for more than its decorative properties.

This CEU seeks to educate specifiers on the research that supports art’s impact on a building’s occupants, and how it can be used to support the overarching goals of the project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine research-informed criteria that can provide guidance for art selection as various industries increasingly look to art in their environments to be more than decorative
  2. Identify strategies for the successful assessment of landscape composition to guide the selection of views of nature.
  3. Explore artwork, other than nature scenes, that can support biophilic design’s aim of creating environments with sustained and cohesive exposure to nature through diverse, integrated strategies.
  4. Discuss the experience of art through the lens of neuroscientists and their studies, and learn why some artwork choices are better than others in memory care settings.

Coastal, Abstract, Blue, Green, Orange by Tita Quintero


Register today for one of our upcoming virtual presentations:


Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 9am PST / 12pm EST

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 – 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Thursday, October 3, 2024 – 9am PST / 12pm EST

Tuesday, November 12, 2024 – 12pm PST / 3pm EST

Thursday, December 5, 2024 – 9am PST / 12pm EST



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