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  • Meet Me at the Museum: September Tour + Art Project

    Monday, September 12, 2016
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 09/12/2016 1:30 PM 09/12/2016 3:00 PM America/New_York Meet Me at the Museum: September Tour + Art Project

    September 12, 2016 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.meetme
    Free Admission | Registration Required: Call 800.272.3900

    The Rockwell believes in advancing the desire of our founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, to make the art collection accessible to as many people as possible. We build community through partnerships and collaboration. That’s why we’re pleased to once again partner with the the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region to present Meet Me at The Museum, a unique program designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners. 

    Meet Me at the Museum is a series of free monthly programs designed for persons with dementia and their care partners. It is an opportunity for engagement and fellowship for people living with a memory loss condition. The tour focuses on igniting conversation, eliciting memories and providing a warm and welcoming environment. The visit includes viewing and discussing artwork in the galleries.  The tours are held on the second Monday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  and alternate between The Rockwell Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. 

     “Art can be a catalyst for memory triggers and nostalgic thought. Participants begin in The Rockwell galleries viewing art with our specially trained guides. This special connection between The Rockwell Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association offers people with Alzheimer’s a sense of connection and identity through the arts using the rich collection of American art.” -Mary Mix, Senior Museum Educator at The Rockwell.

    New to the tour experience this fall, The Rockwell will invite visiting artist, Aleta Wynn Yarrow, to guide participants through an artmaking workshop called “The Colors of Home.”  First, participants will spend time in The Rockwell galleries and will be encouraged to make observations of colors and color preferences.  As conversations continue through the galleries, the art will be used as a trigger tool for memories of family and places.  Mixing color with textile squares on soft material, Aleta Wynn Yarrow will guide this sensory workshop in The Rockwell’s Education Center.  Using a variety of textures and water, this hands-on experience is intended to remind patients of family memories and stimulate an intrinsic reaction to their own lives.

    If you have any additional questions regarding the tour and experience at The Rockwell, contact Mary Mix at 607.937.5386

    more about the partnership

    The Rockwell Museum

    September 12, 2016 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.meetme
    Free Admission | Registration Required: Call 800.272.3900

    The Rockwell believes in advancing the desire of our founding collectors, Bob and Hertha Rockwell, to make the art collection accessible to as many people as possible. We build community through partnerships and collaboration. That’s why we’re pleased to once again partner with the the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region to present Meet Me at The Museum, a unique program designed specifically for persons with dementia and their care partners. 

    Meet Me at the Museum is a series of free monthly programs designed for persons with dementia and their care partners. It is an opportunity for engagement and fellowship for people living with a memory loss condition. The tour focuses on igniting conversation, eliciting memories and providing a warm and welcoming environment. The visit includes viewing and discussing artwork in the galleries.  The tours are held on the second Monday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  and alternate between The Rockwell Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. 

     “Art can be a catalyst for memory triggers and nostalgic thought. Participants begin in The Rockwell galleries viewing art with our specially trained guides. This special connection between The Rockwell Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association offers people with Alzheimer’s a sense of connection and identity through the arts using the rich collection of American art.” -Mary Mix, Senior Museum Educator at The Rockwell.

    New to the tour experience this fall, The Rockwell will invite visiting artist, Aleta Wynn Yarrow, to guide participants through an artmaking workshop called “The Colors of Home.”  First, participants will spend time in The Rockwell galleries and will be encouraged to make observations of colors and color preferences.  As conversations continue through the galleries, the art will be used as a trigger tool for memories of family and places.  Mixing color with textile squares on soft material, Aleta Wynn Yarrow will guide this sensory workshop in The Rockwell’s Education Center.  Using a variety of textures and water, this hands-on experience is intended to remind patients of family memories and stimulate an intrinsic reaction to their own lives.

    If you have any additional questions regarding the tour and experience at The Rockwell, contact Mary Mix at 607.937.5386

    more about the partnership