Arts & Minds in English

MARCH

25 Mon 1* & 2:30pm      New-York Historical Society

26 Tue 2pm      Museum of the City of New York

APRIL

2 Tuesday 2 – 3:30     Community Wellness Center

8 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

12 Friday 2 – 3:30pm     Bard Graduate Center

16 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Sugar Hill Museum

22 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

23 Tuesday 2 – 3:30     Special Program!      National Jazz Museum in partnership with Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute and featuring Pianist Helen Sung

30 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Museum of the City of New York

MAY

1 Wednesday 2 – 3:30pm     Special Program! Jewish Museum

7 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Community Wellness Center

10 Friday 2 – 3:30pm     Bard Graduate Center

13 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

21 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Sugar Hill Museum

JUNE

3 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

4 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Community Wellness Center

14 Friday 2 – 3:30pm     Bard Graduate Center

17 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

18 Tuesday 2 – 3:30pm     Sugar Hill Museum

JULY

2 Tuesday 2- 3:30pm    Community Wellness Center

8 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

22 Monday 1* – 2pm & 2:30 – 4pm     New-York Historical Society

Registration Required All programs are free, but reservations are required.  To reserve your place, call us at 646-755-3726 or write nescalante@artsandminds.org

ART has the power to inspire and transform. With that in mind, Arts & Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Through gallery discussions and hands-on art activities, Arts & Minds opens a window to creativity and well-being. All programs are free, but reservations are required.

Arts & Minds en Espanol

Apriljueves 2pm  El Museo del Barrio
April 18     jueves 2pm  The Met

May 2  jueves 2pm  El Museo del Barrio
May 16       jueves 2pm  The Met

June 6 jueves 2pm  El Museo del Barrio
June 20       jueves 2pm  The Met

• El Museo del Barrio
1230 5ta avenida y calle 104
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5ta avenida y calle 81

Todos los programas son gratuitos pero se requiere reserva previa.

Haga su reserva llamando al teléfono 646-755-3726 o contacte con la coordinadora del programa, Nellie Escalante: nescalante@artsandminds.org

Where we are

• New-York Historical Society
Central Park West at 77th Street
*1pm program for participants with advanced symptoms

• Bard Graduate Center
18 West 86th Street

• Community Wellness Center
610 W 130th Street
Between Broadway and 12 Avenue

• The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
Between Broadway and 12 Avenue

• Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue
Enter on the 104th Street Side

• National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street

• The Schomburg Center / NY Public Library
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Enter Malcolm X Blvd at 135th Street

• Sugar Hill Museum
898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street

• The Wallach Art Gallery / Columbia
University
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
Enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway

About Us

Our Mission: Arts & Minds is a non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with art. We partner with museums to provide meaningful art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, reduce isolation and build social networks. Our programs empower people with dementia, family members, professional caregivers and educators to strengthen social, emotional and spiritual bonds by engaging with art.

The ART side: Art has the power to inspire and transform. It opens our eyes and minds and enhances our interactions with others. The experience of looking closely allows us to appreciate beauty, exchange ideas, share memories or simply respond to the work in front of us. Art interpretation taps into cognition, emotion and memory to take us to the
heart of what it means to be human. Making art in hands-on workshops allows us to express ourselves creatively with or without words. Through shared aesthetic experiences, care partners learn that, despite cognitive changes, they are able to interact with a greater sense of who they are.

The SCIENCE side: Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common medical conditions associated with aging. Existing medications target memory loss, mood disorders, and behavioral disruptions, but there is not yet a cure. Caring for a person with dementia challenges the stamina, psychological wellbeing and general health of family, friends, and professional caregivers. The condition known as caregiver burnout is perhaps one of the more subtle problems accompanying Alzheimer’s disease. Non-drug interventions, including cognitively and emotionally stimulating arts activities, can benefit both patients and caregivers. Arts & Minds gives caregivers the tools—from brushes to positive experiences—to use in living well. Participants tell us that our programs create positive emotional connections with art and one another.

Our People

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Teaching Artists

Participants

Arts & Minds partners with museums, foundations, and institutions of higher learning . . .

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What caregivers are saying about our museum based experiences for people with dementia:

  • With deep appreciation for all this organization does for families dealing with dementia.

  • It’s a good experience, let me tell you. I enjoy art and I enjoy being around people who know about art.

  • It’s amazing what you’ve done! There aren’t many interesting things for us to do. We’re going to come every week.

  • I KNOW my mom's life would have been hugely enhanced by participating in the Arts & Minds program. She felt so un-included toward the end of her life.

  • Thank you for the programs you run. My husband is getting so much out of attending Arts & Minds.

  • It's wonderful to see how your thoughtful and ground-breaking work is truly enriching people's lives.

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