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Meet Me The MoMA Alzheimer's Project: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia

Conferences and Workshops

Mapping Perceptions: The MoMA Alzheimer's Project Summit

Mapping Perceptions: The MoMA Alzheimer's Project Summit took place on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Thanks to the generosity of MetLife Foundation, the summit was free of charge. On that day participants—including art and museum educators, artists, art therapists, policy makers, care partners, and professionals from care organizations—gathered to share information and generate conversation about our understanding of changing cognitive function, means and goals of learning, and forms and functions of the arts. Together we considered these ideas and their intersections in depth in an effort to create opportunities for meaningful engagement for individuals affected by dementia.

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  • Morning Sessions

  • Closing Remarks

Afternoon Session Notes


Imagination and the Changing Mind

Imagination and the Changing Mind, a separate program open to the general public, took place at The Museum of Modern Art on Monday, March 21, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1.

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In this panel discussion Dr. Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize–winning medical researcher; Paola Antonelli, senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art; David Shenk, author of The Forgetting and The Genius in All of Us; and Dr. Anne Basting, director of the Center on Age & Community at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, considered how innate differences or changes that develop later in life can beget creative engagement and meaningful contribution to society. Amir Parsa, author and director of The MoMA Alzheimer's Project, moderated the discussion.

Panel Discussion Video

The Museum Access Consortium and The Museum of Modern Art host Welcoming People with Alzheimer's Disease to Your Museum

Monday, March 16, 2011
3:00—5:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art

Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter

Jennifer Kalter, Manager of School and Family Programs, American Folk Art Museum

Rebecca McGinnis, Access Coordinator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Amir Parsa, Alzheimer's Project Manager, The Museum of Modern Art

MAC Conference: Question & Answer

Practice & Progress: The MoMA Alzheimer's Project Exchange

Practice & Progress: The MoMA Alzheimer's Project Exchange took place on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The two-day conference brought together over 85 museum and arts educators who deliver programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and their care-partners around the globe. Exchange attendees shared respective program developments, discussed programmatic successes and challenges, and generated new ways of engaging people with dementia with art.

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Practice & Progress Evaluation | Download PDF

  • April 15
  • Welcome, Francesca Rosenberg
    Considering Creation: Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, Masha Chlenova

    Spotlighting Collaborations: Examples of Partnerships, Halldóra Arnardoóttir, Jessica Sack, Jayna Hintz, Lena Nordby, Yoko Hayashi, Laurel Humble

  • April 16
  • Welcome Back, Francesca Rosenberg

    Spotlighting Studio Work: Thoughts on Facilitating Creation, Robin Glazer, Alice Thwaite, Mats Fastrup, Carrie McGee

    Closing performance by The Unforgettables