Art Connects

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

Visiting the museum and looking at paintings, sculptures, and artifacts 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.

Participation Information

Participants will register for one-hour sessions that are offered on Tuesdays at 11 am and 2PM for up to ten participants.

Each session will give time to build relationships and a sense of community with the art and with each other.

Update March 13, 2020: All spring 2020 Art Connects sessions have been cancelled. Check back for new dates later in the year.

Upcoming Session Dates:

  • March 24, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 19, 2020

There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required.

To register, call (518) 463-4478 ext 405 or email stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org.

Art Connects Travel Program

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