One word: Compassion. How would you depict that single word on a blank canvas?

Past Exhibit: The Appleton Compassion Project

May 1–June 30, 2011

“The Appleton Compassion Project” is a community art project involving 10,436 Appleton Area School District K-12 art students. In Fall 2010, participating students received a 6-inch-by-6-inch art panel to draw or paint their idea of compassion.

The inspiration behind the project came from Richard Davidson, PhD — a University of Wisconsin-Madison brain researcher who has found that those who practice compassion have measurably healthier brains. What’s more, Davidson’s research shows that compassion can be learned, and should be practiced, as a skill. “A little more joy might be within everyone’s reach,” says Davidson.

The Appleton students’ panels will be installed in The Trout Museum of Art galleries and on view from May 1–June 30, 2011.

For information about Appleton Compassion Project Live! click here.

Member Admission: FREE
General Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors & Students, Children under 10 free (accompanied by an adult)

Museum Hours: Closed Mondays | Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. | Sundays 12 p.m.–4 p.m.