“We wanted to create a space where folks can connect with art, with the museum, with us, and with each other,” says Lorena Bradford, the museum’s head of accessible programs. “Art is such an opportunity: It’s a universal language.
The Art Center of the Bluegrass (ACB) hosted a regional training Jan. 13-14 on how arts programs can positively impact adults with dementia and their care-partners. The two-day training was facilitated by Hollie Ecker, a representative of the Arts and Minds organization in New York City, and attended by ACB staff and volunteers, along with professionals from regional senior care facilities including McDowell Place and Morning Pointe of Danville, Louisville and Franklin, Indiana.
The Arts Dispel Medical Students’ Qualms About Dementia By Rebecca Voelker, MSJ April 24, 2019 Arts & Minds co-founder and board president, Dr. James Noble, is featured in an article…
Tisch Fund Gives $10 Million to Initiative for Arts and Mental Health By Andrew R. Chow - April 24, 2018 The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City.
Arts & Minds is part of a national trend focusing on the health, well-being, and education of caregivers. The article appeared on NPR, in The Chicago Tribune and in The Washington Post
Carolyn Halpin-Healy (2017) Care Advantage
The Studio Museum in Harlem is thrilled to announce that The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has awarded Arts & Minds at the Studio Museum the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award. Arts & Minds is a New-York based, non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with art.
May 2017 The National Gallery of Art launches Just Us at the National Gallery of Art, a new program for people with memory loss and their caregivers with the help of Carolyn Halpin-Healy, Executive Director of Arts & Minds.
April 2016 Arts & Minds is featured on Independent Sources, CUNY TV’s weekly news magazine on New York’s ethnic and immigrant communities produced by Zyphus LeBrun. The segment, Thanks for the Memories, was taped at El Museo del Barrio. (Starts min.23:00)
Winter 2015-2016 Columbia Magazine features an Arts & Minds program and the essential role that plays Dr. James Noble’s, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University and President of Arts & Minds. Article by Phoebe Magee, illustration by Martha Rich.