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Sharon Aguilar is an art therapist and the owner of Perspective Art Therapy and Counseling. Sharon has over 15 years of experience working in the fields of art education and therapy. Sharon currently works with neurodivergent adults and maternal mental health through a trauma informed, art therapy-based lens.
She has a master’s degree in Special Education with a Specialization in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Texas and MA in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University.
As an art therapist, Sharon believes that art holds no judgments and can be a new voice for things that are too hard to talk about in words.
Sharon will be speaking at:
Tuesday, 7th February 2023
As society has undergone seismic shifts over the past few years due to historic social and political events, we must ask ourselves how the work of museums should evolve to support our communities, particularly those that have been underserved. This presentation will review the development and implementation of an art therapy pilot program produced in collaboration between the Dallas Museum of Art and a Gender-Affirming Support Group, offering key insights and practical takeaways about how museums can strengthen their relationships with marginalised audiences through the lens of well-being and leverage their assets in meaningful and relevant ways.