New York, NY
Founded in 1929, MoMA is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art. MoMA manifests this commitment by establishing, preserving, and documenting a permanent collection of the highest order; presenting exhibitions and educational programs of unparalleled significance; sustaining a library, archives, and conservation laboratory; and supporting scholarship and publications of preeminent intellectual merit. MoMA welcomes 2.8 million visitors annually.
“Meet Me at MoMA” is MoMA’s free program for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their caregivers. Through the program, MoMA offers interactive gallery tours, led by trained educators, to individuals once each month from September through June, and to groups from day care centers and assisted living facilities upon request year-round. MoMA also offers a multi-week series of art making classes. The goal is to provide people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers with mutually beneficial opportunities for self expression, connection, and learning that enrich their lives. Looking at, discussing, and making art require no access to short-term memory, yet provide emotional and intellectual stimulation.