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      Arts Fusion at the Maier Museum of Art in Lynchburg

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      April 9, 2020

      Thursday  10:00 AM

      2500 Rivermont Avenue
      Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

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      Arts Fusion at the Maier Museum of Art

      The Maier has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Virginia since 2012 to offer the Arts Fusion program. Arts Fusion engages adults with early stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, along with their care partners, in art viewing and conversation sessions at the Museum. Each docent-led session is designed to provide a welcoming space to talk about the artworks on view with a small group. Simple, hands-on art activities and multi-sensory tour components related to the session themes are also included.

      Museum programs that make art accessible to people with dementia were pioneered by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 2006. Since then MOMA has provided extensive resources and training to assist museums with creating similar programs.

      Research shows that facilitated conversations about works of art helps participants to trigger long-term memories and access personal experiences, reduce stress and elevate mood, experience intellectual stimulation, spark imagination, and encourage positive social interactions. This program gives a voice to people with dementia who often feel isolated as barriers to communication increase when the disorder progresses.


      For questions, contact:
      (434) 947-8136, EXT. 5


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