Meet Me at the MoMA is an art program utilizing prints, sketches, and photography from the Museum of Modern Art. An art lecture series will accompany all art modules in the Meet Me at the MoMA program. Residents will enjoy working with art in different mediums and have the opportunity to engage in intellectual conversations about art history, the artists and their works. Art alone can be fun and experiential but is not limited to just an artistic endeavour, but residents will also enjoy the many health benefits associated with art and will be encouraged and supported in their artistic expression and creativity.
This is a program designed to engage all resident populations: Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Families are welcome to join their loved ones who reside in Memory Care to experience Art first hand.
Benefits of the Meet Me at the MoMA Art and Lecture Program
There are many reasons to pick up a paint brush and begin to paint but it is not just limited to being an artistic endeavour. Painting is extremely therapeutic and calming and the following are the most common benefits:
- Helps individuals relax
- Assists with critical thinking skills
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Assists in socialization
- Improves cognition
- Offers sensory stimulation
- Fosters a stronger sense of identity
- Nurtures spirituality
- Reduces boredom
- Develops and sharpens fine motor skills
- Boosts creativity: Creative seniors visit the doctor less, take less medication, and have higher morale
- Improves concentration