Meet Me

MoMA breaks new art therapy ground with their Alzheimer’s project

by Aaron Kohn

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Since its inception four years ago, MoMA’s “Meet Me” program for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients has not only grown increasingly successful, but it has inspired museums around the U.S. to take part. The program provides an opportunity for the patients—most of whom were artists or frequenters of the museum previously—to view current exhibitions during off hours on a carefully guided tour. While art therapy isn’t a new concept, the program is unique in that it allows the patients to reconnect and discuss the work right before them, rather than attempting to recall memories.  Read more here

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