John Franklin, Senior Manager, Office of External Affairs, NMAAHC, Smithsonian Institution discussed the creation of the museum. 100 years in the making . . .
A century in the making . . .
Artist, Martina Martin, Board Certified Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor
The sixteen pieces in the collection span nearly ten years of Martina's life as an artist-therapist and reflect how her art has been transformed by working in the trenches with people living on the margins of society. Over time, her work has transitioned from being more serene, figurative and representational to being more raw, abstract and tactile.