For Visitors with Dementia and their Caregivers
Thursday, January 11, 2024
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Free
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.
Winter is a time for telling stories. On January 11 we will discuss two beautiful paintings that illustrate the Jātaka tales and Avadāna stories. The Jātakas recount events of the Buddha’s former lifetimes, while the Avadānas are morality teachings that demonstrate the cause-and-effect principles of karma. These paintings celebrate the power of action when it is motivated by kindness, compassion, and wisdom.
Major support for Mindful 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)
Ticket Price: Free
Member Tickets: Free
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