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The Support Group will meet bimonthly on the

1st and 3rd Wednesday

of each month from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Location: The Alzheimer’s Association, 4th Floor, 360 Lexington Ave. (between 40th and 41st Sts.) NY, NY

If you are interested in participating, please contact Jill Goldman at (212) 305-7382


The group

will meet twice a month

at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Participants and caregivers will have the opportunity for special tours of the museum.

If interested, please contact:

Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil
Genetic Counselor
Taub Institute and Sergievsky Center
Columbia University
(212) 305-7382

An interview is required of all potential group members and their caregivers.


André Derain. (French, 1880-1954). London Bridge. London, winter 1906. Oil on canvas, 26 x 39" (66 x 99.1 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zadok. © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

...and make memories.

For more information, please go to the MeetMe website:

Please join us for The Museum of Modern Art’s program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their family members or care partners. Meet Me at MoMA provides a forum for dialogue through looking at art. Specially trained museum educators highlight themes, artists, or exhibitions during an interactive program in the Museum’s galleries.

MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please enter at the Film and Media entrance east of the main MoMA entrance under the curved silver canopy.

This program is free of charge. Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, please call Access Programs at 212-408-6347.

The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia is a nationwide initiative that builds on the success of MoMA’s long history of serving people with disabilities and special needs. As the Museum is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA offers a variety of Access Programs that annually serve over 10,000 individuals with physical, developmental, emotional or learning disabilities, and those who are blind, partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, as well as senior citizens. From 2003-2006, MoMA, along with staff from Artists for Alzheimer’s, a project sponsored by the Hearthstone Alzheimer's Family Foundation, began focused interviews with people with Alzheimer’s, and pilot programs with groups from Hearthstone.

After this initial phase, MoMA independently expanded and deepened its research and program development. This included workshops for lecturers focusing on gallery teaching strategies and best practice, artwork selection, and audience appropriate activities. Educators also receive bi-annual training from professionals from the New York City Alzheimer’s Association and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In January 2006, MoMA launched "Meet Me at MoMA" programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and their family members or care partners as well as groups from support networks and assisted living facilities.

MoMA educators have learned that the act of looking at art can be a rich and satisfying experience for people without full access to their memory, thus providing relaxation and pleasure for those who live with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Studies show that Alzheimer’s disease has a major impact on those who help care for an affected individual.

Access Programs are made possible by a lead grant from the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., The New York Times Company Foundation, Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, an anonymous donor, Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust, Charles Henry Leach II Foundation, Helen Bader Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Ambac Financial Group, Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation, and The Dunlevy Milbank Foundation, Inc.

The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia is made possible by

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849); The Great Wave at Kanagawa (from a Series of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji); polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper; H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1847)

We invite individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners, to take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum.

Through discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and in the classroom, we will travel through time, using the Metropolitan’s collections spanning 5,000 years of world culture.

Wednesdays, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

April 15 Gallery Tour
May 6 Explore Works of Art through Touch
June 10 Gallery Tour
July 15 Art-Making Workshop

Sundays, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

April 26 Art-Making Workshop
May 17 Explore Works of Art through Touch
June 21 Gallery Tour

The program is free, but reservations are required and places are limited. Please call (212) 650-2010 to make a reservation or for more information.

» To download a brochure please click here: Met_Escapes_Brochure.pdf (pdf document)

This program has been developed in consultation with the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia University.

Access programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art are made possible by

Access programs are also made possible by the generous support of the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust.

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