4/13/2012 – Reconnecting Through Art

Once a month, in partnership with the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan hosts “Mindful Connections,” a 90-minute tour tailored to the needs of those with dementia. It is hardly the only museum to do so: The Rubin program, introduced last September, was modeled after those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the American Folk Art Museum and the Jewish Museum, all in New York. The Frye Art Museum in Seattle, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis also offer programs for the elderly with dementia.

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