Mindful Looking, Conversation, and Community
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 well-being.
This event is intended for caregivers and not for persons with dementia.