Arts & Minds in English

May
1 Wed 2 – 3:30pm Jewish Museum
7 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Community Wellness Center
10 Fri 2 – 3:30pm Bard Graduate Center
1 Mon 1-2pm* and 2 – 3:30pm New York Historical Society
21 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Sugar Hill Museum
June
3 Mon 1-2pm* and 2 – 3:30pm New York Historical Society
4 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Community Wellness Center
14 Fri 2 – 3:30pm Bard Graduate Center
17 Mon 1-2pm* and 2 – 3:30pm New York Historical Society
18 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Sugar Hill Museum
25 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Museum of the City of New York
July
2 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Community Wellness Center
8 Mon 1-2pm* and 2 – 3:30pm New York Historical Society
9 Tues 2 – 3:30pm Sugar Hill Museum
17 Tues 2 – 3:30pm The Wallach Art Gallery
22 Mon 1-2pm* and 2 – 3:30pm New York Historical Society

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

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

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 Español

Mayo 2 jueves 2pm El Museo
Mayo 16 jueves 2pm The Met
Junio 6 jueves 2pm El Museo
Junio 20 jueves 2pm The Met
Julio 11 jueves 2pm El Museo
Julio 18 jueves 2pm The Met
Agosto 1 jueves 2pm El Museo
Agosto 18 jueves 2pm The Met
Septiembre 5 jueves 2pm El Museo
Septiembre 19 jueves 2pm The Met
Octubre 3 jueves 2pm El Museo
Octubre 17 jueves 2pm The Met
Noviembre 7 jueves 2pm El Museo
Noviembre 21 jueves 2pm The Met
Diciembre 5 jueves 2pm El Museo
Diciembre 19 jueves 2pm The Met

Where we are
• El Museo
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.

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.

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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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