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Memory Connections

For Visitors with Dementia and their Caregivers

Thursday, March 14, 2024
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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.

In addition to an in-depth look at two artworks from the Museum’s collection, the March program includes a discussion and guided meditation with certified mindfulness instructor Kimberly Brown. Through Buddhist teachings and contemporary mindfulness techniques, Kimberly will help attendees develop their inherent qualities of kindness, compassion, and good sense.



Kimberly Brown is a meditation teacher and author. She leads classes and retreats that emphasize the power of compassion and kindness meditation to reconnect us to ourselves and others. Her teachings provide an approachable pathway to personal and collective well-being through effective and modern techniques based on traditional practices. She studies in both the Tibetan and Insight schools of Buddhism and is a certified mindfulness instructor. Her latest book, Navigating Grief and Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices to Keep Your Heart Open to Yourself and Others, was published in November 2022, and an updated edition of Steady, Calm, and Brave was released in January 2023. Both are published by Prometheus Books. You can learn more about Kimberly on her website.


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)

Ticket Price: Free

Member Tickets: Free

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Find the Zoom link to connect to the program in your confirmation email. 

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