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Memory Connections

For Visitors with Dementia and their Caregivers

Thursday, June 13, 2024
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Memory Connections is a free program for people living with dementia and their caregivers. On the second Thursday of every month, trained teaching artists and special performers facilitate an online experience designed to promote engagement between participants and the art and cultures of the Himalayan region. 

The program begins with 30 minutes of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalayan art. Our experienced teaching artists present objects from the Museum’s collection in a way that is stimulating and interactive, encouraging conversation among participants and cultivating community. We then invite a different special performer each month to guide participants through an activity that supports their physical, mental, and/or emotional well-being. Examples include mindfulness meditation, yoga, healing practices, poetry writing, vocal performances, and art therapy, among others.

This program series will run through August 2024 and end in advance of the Rubin closing the 17th street building on October 6 and transforming into a global museum.


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


Find the Zoom link to connect to the program in your confirmation email. View our Frequently Asked Questions for more information or contact our Box Office at for assistance.