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UPenn Researchers Studying the Health Benefits of Visiting Art Museums

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Emma Lee
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WHYY
A 2021 exhibit of the work of Jasper Johns at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say there are measurable health benefits associated with visiting art museums. WHYY's Peter Crimmins reports on a body of scientific research on psychological health associated with cultural engagement.

(Original air-date: 6/24/22)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.