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Art in the Moment: Asian Odyssey

July 15, 2012
Modern Wing
$45 per pair; call (773) 508-1117 to register.

Lifelong Learning: The act of observing, talking about and creating art is an alternative way for older adults, including those with dementia, to communicate, reminisce, reflect on their life experiences, and be actively and fully engaged in the present moment with loved ones and care partners.

Art in the Moment is a new program that engages individuals with dementia and their care partners or family members to spark creative dialogue and nurture positive interactions. Together with a trained art therapist from CJE SeniorLife, Art Institute museum educators, and volunteers, participants visit the museum galleries to view and discuss renowned works of art and then engage in related art-making projects.

Asian Odyssey explores the Art Institute’s amazing collection of sculptural art from China, Japan, and India. Afterwards, participants will explore similar forms and techniques in an art studio using clay.

Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

This program meets at the Millennium Park entrance to the Modern Wing at 159 E. Monroe Street.

Individual listening devices will be provided. The program requires light walking with periods of rest. The program is wheelchair-accessible—please visit the Accessibility page for additional information.

Reservations: Required

Horse, 5th–6th century. Japan. Gift of Robert Allerton.