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Mindful Connections: A Celebration Sound

For Visitors with Dementia and their Caregivers

Friday, December 13, 2019
1:30 PM–3:00 PM

Wrap up 2019 with our special year-end Mindful Connections program. Join us in a celebration of sound with guest musician Cecilia Smith. Beginning in the Rubin Museum theater with complimentary refreshments, explore music and sound related to Clapping with Stones: Art and Acts of Resistance, followed by a tour of the exhibition.

Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia and their caregivers. Every month trained guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote engagement with works of art and other participants.

Mindful Connections is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.



Program Schedule

1:30 PM – Tea and snacks in the theater

1:45 PM – A celebration of sound and music with special guest musician Cecilia Smith

2:30 PM – Gallery tour on the sixth floor of Clapping with Stones

3:00 PM – Program ends


About the Guest Musician

Cecilia Smith has performed across the United States and internationally as a leading vibraphonist of the four-mallet technique. She is an avid composer and arranger with six internationally released albums, and she has recorded and performed with renowned artists such as Gary Bartz, Greg Osby, Cassandra Wilson, Milt Hinton, Randy Weston, Marian McPartland (“Piano Jazz” NPR), Donald Harrison, Billy Pierce, Mulgrew Miller, and Cecil Bridgewater. She has performed at venues throughout the United States and internationally, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Smith received a Joyce Award for her multimedia work Crossing Bridges, and she has performed at TEDxBEACONSTREET. She is the 2016 Ziegfeld Club Elizabeth Swados Inspirational Awardee for her work as a teaching artist. Smith is the Artistic Director of the Mary Lou Williams Resurgence Project, for which she received a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Award, and she is also a teaching artist for a number of nonprofit arts organizations and social service agencies. She is a graduate and former faculty member of Berklee College of Music, Smith currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Free with RSVP