Nate Risdon in Q Ideas on How Art Affects Our Emotional Intelligence

Risdon Art of Empathy

Brehm Center Associate Director Nate Risdon wrote this piece featured in Q Ideas about the power of art to build empathy.

Risdon writes, "Art at its best can provoke, can speak truth, can help us slow down and contemplate a moment, an object, a place, or a person. It can take us out of the here and now into the 'unknown.' But what I appreciate most about artists and the art they create is what they teach me: that art (particularly narrative-based art) is one of the best teachers of emotional intelligence - which, at its foundation, is empathy."


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