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  • Meet Me At The Museum

    Monday, May 8, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/08/2017 1:30 PM 05/08/2017 3:00 PM America/New_York Meet Me At The Museum

    Monday, May 8, 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 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 introduced to the new exhibition, Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sistersfeaturing a large sculptural totem installation of blankets created by artist, Marie Watt. 

    Individuals from Steuben County and the greater New York community were invited to contribute a blanket, and its story, to be part of the sculpture totem, and ultimately, part of The Rockwell’s permanent collection. Christina Muscatello from the Memory Maker Project will facilitate a discussion about the exhibition. Using specially chosen objects, participants will discuss how everyday objects can elicit meaning and memories.  

    Light refreshments will be served following the gallery discussion. For reservations, please call  800.272.3900.

    About Meet Me At The Museum

    The Meet Me At The Museum program is designed as an opportunity for engagement and fellowship for people living with a memory loss condition. The program focuses on igniting conversation, eliciting memories and providing a warm and welcoming environment.  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

     

    The Rockwell Museum

    Monday, May 8, 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 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 introduced to the new exhibition, Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sistersfeaturing a large sculptural totem installation of blankets created by artist, Marie Watt. 

    Individuals from Steuben County and the greater New York community were invited to contribute a blanket, and its story, to be part of the sculpture totem, and ultimately, part of The Rockwell’s permanent collection. Christina Muscatello from the Memory Maker Project will facilitate a discussion about the exhibition. Using specially chosen objects, participants will discuss how everyday objects can elicit meaning and memories.  

    Light refreshments will be served following the gallery discussion. For reservations, please call  800.272.3900.

    About Meet Me At The Museum

    The Meet Me At The Museum program is designed as an opportunity for engagement and fellowship for people living with a memory loss condition. The program focuses on igniting conversation, eliciting memories and providing a warm and welcoming environment.  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