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AUTHOR: MERYL SCHWARTZ

Posts by Meryl Schwartz
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February 13, 2014  |  Learning and Engagement
Conversations across Cultures: Facilitating Art-Making Workshops with Educators from Korea

Workshop participants create artwork inspired by Warhol and Kim

Workshop participants create artwork inspired by Andy Warhol and Kim Whanki

As New Yorkers, we like to think we have a handle on public transit. The local, the express, the muttering person you try and steer clear of—we’re unfazed. But tackling the subway in Seoul, South Korea, was a different story. Read more

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January 23, 2014  |  Learning and Engagement
A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words: Online Learning with The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project

I’ve racked up a lot of frequent flier miles working with The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project. My colleagues and I have had the great pleasure of traveling to places like Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Alexandria, Louisiana (population: 48,000) to facilitate training workshops on how to use art to engage individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

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May 13, 2013  |  Learning and Engagement
Practice and Progress: The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project Exchange

I used to take dance classes as a kid, and I remember the first time I walked into MoMA I was struck by the gallery floors—perfect for dancing. Read more

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March 18, 2013  |  Learning and Engagement
“Hoi!” from Holland: The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project Goes Global

The Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Education serves thousands of diverse visitors each year through its programs, from the local Girl Scout troop, to older adults in long-term care residences, to English-language learners who’ve only recently arrived in New York. Read more

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Alzheimer’s Action Day: Spotlight on Education Programs for People with Dementia

It’s a universal thing: September is a busy month for students and educators of all kinds, as the relaxed pace of summer makes way for the back-to-school rush. We’re no exception here in MoMA’s Department of Education. Just last week, for example, we kicked off our season of arts engagement programming for people with dementia and their caregivers. Read more

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June 8, 2012  |  Events & Programs, Family & Kids
Assorted + Associated + Arranged: An Exhibition of Access Programs Participants’ Artwork

Participants in The Department of Education’s Access Programs create collages. Photo: Kirsten Schroeder

I’m not an artist. If someone set a blank canvas and some paint down in front of me with the instructions to “go at it,” I’d have a hard time. It’s intimidating! Read more

May 10, 2011  |  Events & Programs
Taking Time to Celebrate Older Adults at MoMA

The Department of Education has a long history of working with an array of audiences in its mission to make the collection accessible to people of all abilities, backgrounds, and ages. Over the years we’ve come to recognize what a major part of the Museum audience senior citizens are—which makes sense since, according to statistics from the American Association of Retired Persons, individuals age 65 and over constitute one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population. Read more

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March 16, 2011  |  Events & Programs
The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project Presents: Imagination and the Changing Mind

Admiring a painting by Mark Rothko during a Meet Me at MoMA program. Photo by Jason Brownrigg

For The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project, my colleagues and I work to expand upon MoMA’s programs for individuals with dementia and their caregivers, which currently include gallery conversations and art-making programs at MoMA as well as off-site visits to assisted-living facilities. Read more