Current intellectual debates in science, philosophy, politics, and culture are grappling with new approaches to healing and their social and moral implications as well as their practical application. Medical advances in understanding the mind-body connection and the economic and political issues that dominate healthcare are a few of the social realities that shape ideas of wellness in individual lives and whole communities. As contemporary life is increasingly shaped by confrontations with illness and treatment, the idea of healing as distinct from cure is increasingly relevant. The therapeutic role of art in health and healing and the contemporary artist’s response to this landscape are the themes of the exhibition, Pulse: Art, Healing, and Transformation.