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Dog: Man's Best Friend and Therapist

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In conjunction with the its current exhibit Dogs in Art, the Henry B. Plant Museum is please to offer a presentation by Cynthia Gangi, Ph.D. on the psychology of human-canine relationships. Have you ever wondered if your dog really does make you feel better or if is it just in your head? Dogs and humans have maintained an invaluable relationship throughout history. This connection seems to be stronger now than ever, with recent research demonstrating a cross-species intertwinement of emotional experiences. Dogs are no longer just protectors of our physical safety; they are now guardians of our psychological realms.


University of Tampa Assistant Professor of Psychology Cynthia Gangi, Ph.D., will explore the historical and empirical data that explains why man’s best friend makes a great therapist. Hear this special presentation on Sunday, September 25th 2:30-3:30 in the Music Room of Plant Hall. This presentation is free and open to the public. The Museum will be open noon – 5 pm at regular admission prices.


For more information or to RSVP Click Here.


Dogs in Art, is graciously underwritten by GreenbergTraurig, The Beck Group, The New Barker Magazine, The Henry Plant Museum Society and the Knox Family Foundation.




The Henry Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyle of America’s Gilded Age. Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark, an opulent 1891 railroad resort, and the artifacts significant to its history, and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, noon to 5 pm. Closed Mondays and select other dates. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65 yrs.), $7 for students and $5 for children 4 – 12 yrs. Museum members free.

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