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Founded in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art is one of the biggest and most notable art institutions in the world. MoMA is famous for its permanent collections, its grant exhibitions and its edgy programs, while its main trait is the ability to combine the traditional with the experimental.

For years now, MoMA’s has been committed to providing special programming for people with special needs. Amongst its various educational programs is “Meet Me at MoMA”, a program that provides individuals with dementia the chance to be guided through the museum and interact with art. People with dementia and their care partners have the chance to participate in an interactive program in the museum’s galleries and classrooms, with specially trained educators talking about the museum’s exhibits and highlighting   artists, themes and exhibitions. This monthly program allows its special visitors to view, discuss and even create art.

MoMA also provides advice to other museums and galleries, on how to organize a “special” program, while it often shares its valuable resources with them. One of its primary aims is to train and inform educators and artists who are interested in making art accessible to people with dementia, and create a link between them, the institutions and the people in need.

Meet Me at MoMA is free of charge and it takes place once a month. More information here.

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Francesca Rosenberg discusses with people with Alzheimer’s and their caretakers at the MoMA.
Photo ab: Jason Brownrigg, photo be: Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

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Photo: Jason Brownrigg

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Photo: Jason Brownrigg

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Photo: Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

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