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Art's the Spark

  • Orlando Museum of Art 2416 North Mills Avenue Orlando, FL, 32803 United States (map)

 

Through interactive tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, Art’s the Spark gives those living with memory impairment, or any other neurological impairment, such as early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, and their healthy caregivers a fun experience, an expressive outlet and an opportunity for adult discussions. Art’s the Spark is based on a similar program at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and is the only one of its kind in Central Florida.

It provides a safe environment for members of the community who may have lost their memory but not their imagination and a forum for dialogue by looking at and making art. OMA professional educators lead small group tours in the Museum’s galleries during non-public hours, offering an experience designed to use fine art as a catalyst for discussion and reminiscing. After the tour, healthy caregivers enjoy social time with other caregivers with coffee and conversation while their loved ones engage in a studio art activity.

The program strives to provide a rich and satisfying experience for all participants.

Free program, but reservations are required.

Description

  • Lively discussion
  • Art history information is given
  • Connections and reminiscing encouraged
  • Small group discussion
  • Private touring of galleries
  • Studio activity at the conclusion of the tour
  • Take home images to extend the experience
  • Coffee and conversation/networking for healthy caregivers


Times
Saturday mornings 10:30am-12pm

Dates

  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13


Attire
Casual, comfortable clothing, sweaters or light jackets recommended

Parking
Free parking, close to OMA entrance

Accessibility
The Orlando Museum of Art strives to be accessible to all of our visitors. Please call to request a wheelchair, if needed.

Contact
This program requires advance registration; Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email dmatteson@omart.org to register.

Each program has limited attendance.

Cost
Free, but suggested participation fee of $5 per team.  Sponsored by PACF

 

Earlier Event: September 25
Longwood Parkinson Support Group
Later Event: October 16
Living Out Loud