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  • Empowering Caregivers

On the third Thursday of every month, join the Rubin’s community of caregivers for a free, in-person program of art and connection. Guided by art in the collection, Rubin docents and staff lead close looking, creative exercises, and engaging discussion in the galleries. The program begins with a tour and conversation, which explore how contemporary and traditional Buddhist artworks can inspire new perspectives and pathways to empowerment. Participants are invited to consider the power dynamics in their own lives and open their minds to a different understanding of their own agency. We also examine concepts of interdependence and fluidity by listening to the stories and teachings of historical Buddhist figures. 

Participants are joined each month by Meredith Wong, the director of connect2culture® at CaringKind, New York City’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Connect2culture® creates and promotes interactive, non-clinical opportunities for people living with dementia and their caregivers by collaborating with cultural organizations throughout the city. The Rubin’s partnership with CaringKind provides caregivers the opportunity to speak with a professional who is specifically trained to address their questions, share valuable advice, and support their wellbeing. 

The tour is followed by a gathering in the café, where participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments and lively conversation to build connections and strengthen the caregiver community. This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.

 

Program Consultant

Meredith Wong, director of connect2culture® at CaringKind, is a museum educator who has helped to develop access programs for adults with disabilities in museums through training and education. Raising awareness about the needs of families impacted by dementia, she educates cultural professionals on how to engage people living with dementia and their care partners through shared guided experiences.

Meredith is a native New Yorker who serves as a resource for dementia-friendly programming in the lively cultural life of the city. She has presented at art and disability conferences to museum professionals and families interested in this specialized programming in museums, the performing arts, and botanical gardens. She earned a BA in art history from Goucher College and an MAT in museum education from George Washington University.

 

Major support for Empowering Caregivers is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

  • Memory Connections

Memory Connections is a free monthly program that promotes engagement between adults living with dementia and the art and cultures of the Himalayan region. Join Rubin Museum staff and teaching artists for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalayan art. This program takes place online via Zoom.

 

Major support for Memory Connections is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Image: Detail of Arapachana Manjushri; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.464 (HAR 925)
  • Empowering Caregivers

On the third Thursday of every month, join the Rubin’s community of caregivers for a free, in-person program of art and connection. Guided by art in the collection, Rubin docents and staff lead close looking, creative exercises, and engaging discussion in the galleries. The program begins with a tour and conversation, which explore how contemporary and traditional Buddhist artworks can inspire new perspectives and pathways to empowerment. Participants are invited to consider the power dynamics in their own lives and open their minds to a different understanding of their own agency. We also examine concepts of interdependence and fluidity by listening to the stories and teachings of historical Buddhist figures. 

The tour is followed by a gathering in the café, where participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments and lively conversation to build connections and strengthen the caregiver community. Participants are joined each month by Meredith Wong, the director of connect2culture® at CaringKind, New York City’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Connect2culture® creates and promotes interactive, non-clinical opportunities for people living with dementia and their caregivers by collaborating with cultural organizations throughout the city. The Rubin’s partnership with CaringKind provides caregivers the opportunity to speak with a professional who is specifically trained to address their questions, share valuable advice, and support their wellbeing. 

This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.

 

Program Consultant

Meredith Wong, director of connect2culture® at CaringKind, is a museum educator who has helped to develop access programs for adults with disabilities in museums through training and education. Raising awareness about the needs of families impacted by dementia, she educates cultural professionals on how to engage people living with dementia and their care partners through shared guided experiences.

Meredith is a native New Yorker who serves as a resource for dementia-friendly cultural programming in the lively cultural life of the city. She has presented at art and disability conferences to museum professionals and families interested in this specialized programming in museums, the performing arts, and botanical gardens. She earned a BA in art history from Goucher College and an MAT in museum education from George Washington University.

 

Major support for Empowering Caregivers is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

  • Memory Connections

Memory Connections is a free monthly program that promotes engagement between adults living with dementia and the art and cultures of the Himalayan region. Join Rubin Museum staff and teaching artists for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalayan art. This program takes place online via Zoom.

 

Major support for Memory Connections is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Image: Detail of Arapachana Manjushri; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.464 (HAR 925)
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Senior Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes adults 65 and older to receive free admission to the Museum (regularly $14). Browse our current and upcoming exhibitions to plan your next visit.

Before or after you visit the galleries, join us for Mindfulness Meditation in the theater at 1:00 PM. Tickets are not included in the Senior Thursday admission. Learn more and buy your ticket.

 

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

Photo by Liz Ligon, 2023
  • Memory Connections

Memory Connections is a free monthly program that promotes engagement between adults living with dementia and the art and cultures of the Himalayan region. Join Rubin Museum staff and teaching artists for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalayan art. This program takes place online via Zoom.

Usher in the Lunar New Year with symbols of good luck, prosperity, and happiness. Our February program celebrates Losar, the Tibetan Lunar New Year, with an exploration of two related objects from the Rubin’s collection: a sculpture of Marichi, the Buddhist goddess of the dawn, and a painted chart that serves as a protective talisman.

 

Major support for Memory Connections is provided by the Mellon Foundation with additional support from The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Image: Detail of Arapachana Manjushri; Kham Province, Eastern Tibet; 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.464 (HAR 925)
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