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  • Meet Me at the Museum: Tour + Art Workshop

    Friday, March 17, 2017
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 03/17/2017 5:00 PM 03/17/2017 8:00 PM America/New_York Meet Me at the Museum: Tour + Art Workshop

    Monday, March 13, 2017
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Free | 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. 

    This month, guests attending the Meet Me at the Museum program will be hosted to an afternoon of discussion and artmaking lead by Christina Muscatello from the Memory Maker Project. Using The Rockwell’s special temporary exhibition, Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons: Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center, participants will explore landscapes and the human form and then create paintings inspired by the exhibition.

    Using specially chosen objects, participants will discuss the themes from the exhibit, interact with selected objects, and paint what they see or respond to the conversation using paint. The instructor will guide the process and no experience is necessary.

    The program is designed as 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.

    Meet Me at the Museum is based on a program offered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City called Meet Me at MOMA. The MOMA program was found to provide not only an opportunity to socialize, but also to provide intellectual stimulation, shared experiences with loved ones, an accepting environment for activity, and positive changes in mood for participants both during and in the days after the tours. The Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, offers a similar program in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.

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

     

     

     

    Monday, March 13, 2017
    1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Free | 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. 

    This month, guests attending the Meet Me at the Museum program will be hosted to an afternoon of discussion and artmaking lead by Christina Muscatello from the Memory Maker Project. Using The Rockwell’s special temporary exhibition, Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons: Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center, participants will explore landscapes and the human form and then create paintings inspired by the exhibition.

    Using specially chosen objects, participants will discuss the themes from the exhibit, interact with selected objects, and paint what they see or respond to the conversation using paint. The instructor will guide the process and no experience is necessary.

    The program is designed as 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.

    Meet Me at the Museum is based on a program offered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City called Meet Me at MOMA. The MOMA program was found to provide not only an opportunity to socialize, but also to provide intellectual stimulation, shared experiences with loved ones, an accepting environment for activity, and positive changes in mood for participants both during and in the days after the tours. The Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, offers a similar program in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester.

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