Coping Creatively with Grief & Loss

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the biggest challenges a person can encounter in life. For some people, the traditional ways of communicating about his/her experience seem inadequate, because some feelings seem impossible to put into words. The creative arts offer another way to express one’s grief. Join art therapist Sarah D’Agostino for a discussion of how artists through history — from Rembrandt to Edvard Munch to Kathe Kollwitz — have used art to express and process feelings when words didn’t suffice, and how creativity can be used in the healing process. An experiential art-making session will follow the presentation. Absolutely no prior experience in the creative arts is necessary.


This program is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center
300 East 66th Street
Room 243-A
New York, NY 10065


Registration for this event is required. To register or learn more, please contact: or call 646-888-4889.


Bereavement Program
Department of Social Work


Sarah D’Agostino, LCAT
Art Therapist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center