As the preeminent visual arts center in Fairfield County, Silvermine plays a pivotal role as an inclusive gathering place that deepens understanding and builds community through the arts. Our exhibitions are springboards for conversations about socially relevant humanities ideas that affect our neighbors and those they love.

The  HeART & Mind exhibition and accompanying programs will engage our community in conversations about mental health and the healing power of art. It will open a window to creativity and well-being by bringing together works by an exceptional array of artists who are exploring mental health issues—intimacy and inwardness, inclusion and exclusion, anxiety and serenity, love and loss, addiction and recovery, and the yearning to understand and accept ourselves and to connect in an authentic way to those around us.

The exhibition and programs are free and open to the public. We thank the New Canaan Community Foundation for their generous support.


Opening Reception and Keynote Lecture

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2pm, in Silvermine’s School Auditorium, followed by a Reception in the Silvermine Galleries


Improvisational Music and Dance Therapy Program

Sunday, Nov. 10, 1 – 3pm, in Silvermine’s School Auditorium


Panel Discussion “The Art of Healing through the Arts”

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 4:30pm, in Silvermine’s School Auditorium


Visual Thinking in the Galleries – an Interactive Program

Sunday, December 8, 2 – 4pm, with a break at 3pm
Advance registration required, limit 30 people


Enjoy an evening with Simone DePaolo featuring songs from the heart, with hope, healing, and humor

Saturday, December 14, 7pm, Reception in the Exhibit; 8pm, Performance “Simone: Feeling Good”


Closing Party and Conversations with Artists
Saturday, January 12, 2020, 3 – 5pm, Reception in the Exhibit