Art Connects

Our team is currently in the process of developing Art Connects as a virtual experience. Please check back for more information.

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.

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