Union cordially invites you to attend an opening reception and panel for a gallery displaying selected works from Arts & Minds. Arts & Minds is a non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with art. They partner with museums to provide meaningful art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, reduce isolation and build social networks. Their programs empower people with dementia, family members, professional caregivers and educators to strengthen social, emotional and spiritual bonds by engaging with art.
The panel will feature Ruth Finkelstein, Director of the Brookdale Center on Ageing & Hunter College, CUNY Professor of Urban Health, and Shanta Lawson, Education Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem. They will hold a conversation at the crossroads of dementia, caregiving and the restorative power of art.
A wine and cheese reception will follow.