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Frame of Mind

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Are you looking for ways to calm your mind and find inspiration? Frame of Mind , an uplifting podcast from The Metropolitan Museum of Art , can help. Hear practical tips and all kinds of personal stories from artists and activists, a barber and a nurse, museum staff, and others about how art supports their well-being. At a time when well-being is more important than ever, learn how art has the power to connect, inspire, and restore us wherever we are.

2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Are you looking for ways to calm your mind and find inspiration? Frame of Mind , an uplifting podcast from The Metropolitan Museum of Art , can help. Hear practical tips and all kinds of personal stories from artists and activists, a barber and a nurse, museum staff, and others about how art supports their well-being. At a time when well-being is more important than ever, learn how art has the power to connect, inspire, and restore us wherever we are.

2024 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Art, Haircuts, and Community

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April 13, 202215min 15sec

How can a physical space be designed to support well-being? While museum galleries might seem a world away from barbershops, to Josh Livingston, both are places for people to gather and connect. Josh is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at Bard College, and he’s spent many happy hours exploring The Met with his wife and young daughter, Jude. He also hails from a long line of barbers, and in 2020, he opened Friend of a Barber with his business partners. Built for more than haircuts, Josh’s barbershop is also a vibrant community hub that showcases work by local artists, and welcomes children and pets, too. Learn how for Josh, spaces can be purpose-built to support meaningful connections that impact the whole community.

Guest: Joshua Livingston, barber and visiting assistant professor of American Studies, Bard College

Objects mentioned in this episode:

John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883–84. Oil on canvas, 82 1/8 x 43 1/4 in. (208.6 x 109.9 cm); Framed: 95 3/4 x 56 5/8 x 5 in. (243.2 x 143.8 x 12.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1916 (16.53)

The Temple of Dendur, completed by 10 B.C. Egypt, Nubia, Dendur, West bank of the Nile River, 50 miles South of Aswan, Roman period, reign of Augustus Caesar. Aeolian sandstone, Temple proper: H. 6.40 m (21 ft.); W. 6.40 m (21 ft.); L 12.50 m (41 ft.); Gate: H. 8.08 m (26.5 ft.); W. x 3.66 m (12 ft.); D. 3.35 m (11 ft.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Given to the United States by Egypt in 1965 and awarded to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967 (68.154)

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