Art Connects

Art Connects is now being offered as a virtual experience! 

This program is designed for people affected with early to mid-stage Alzheimer's and other memory loss with their care givers. 

Looking at paintings, sculptures, and artifacts (virtually) may rekindle memories and emotions, are special social occasions, and lively outings for men and women who live with this disease.

We will use our collections to renew and build social connections in which all can participate and enjoy. It does not require a background in art, nor does it rely on memory.

Programs are booked on a first come, first served basis. All groups who schedule an Art Connects session are also eligible to receive hands on art kits for up to 12 people. Contactless delivery for art kits will be discussed at time of booking.

To book a program, please contact Patrick Stenshorn, Director of Interpretive Programs by phone 518-463-4478 ext. 405 or email stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org.

Art Connects Travel Program

The Art Connects Travel Program is suspended until further notice. Art Connects is currently being offered as a virtual program for those who are interested in participating. We look forward to restarting the outreach program as soon as it is safe to do so.

Free out reach program to adult care facilities and rehabilitation centers

This program is designed for people affected with early to mid-stage Alzheimer 's and othercognitive deficits living at resident ial care facilities

Looking at art work may rekindle memories and emotions and provides special social occasions for men and women who live with these conditions. We will use images from the Albany Institute's collections to renew and build social connections in which all can participate and enjoy. It does not require a background in art, nor does it rely on memory. Participants will create their own work of art based on the paintings discussed.

Programs can be booked at any adult care or rehabilitation center in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties.

To book a program, contact Patrick Stenshorn at 518-463-4478 or stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org.

Sponsored by the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation