Come Explore the Healing Power of Art

On Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Malden Public Library is proud to present Art-Prescriptions, a talk on museum-based art therapy, wellness and social inclusion with Stephen Legari, Program Officer for Art Therapy at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Quebec.

Stephen Legari holds a master’s in creative arts therapies from Concordia University and a master’s in couple and family therapy from McGill University. He has worked extensively with individuals, groups, couples, and families in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Since 2017, Stephen has been Program Officer for Art Therapy at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts where he has developed specialized therapy programs for groups and contributed to numerous publications on the arts in health. Stephen works with Canada’s Social Prescribing program–which empowers doctors to prescribe free art museum visits to patients with a range of ailments, from depression to diabetes to chronic illnesses.

Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a pre-program hands-on (30 minute) wellness workshop in the art galleries. Using simple tape and some acrylic paint, participants will be able to create their own “crafty emotional coaster” to express their feelings and be inspired by the library’s beautiful art collections.

This program is free and sponsored by the Foundation Trust as part of their 2022 Speaker Series.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register please call the Information Desk at 781-324-0218 or email