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ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine

ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine

This popular program, held online for 2021, welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to view and discuss art in a supportive setting.

In this special session of ARTZ-Connect we will look at paintings from the Brandywine's special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War, which examines how the artist's work was influenced by his experiences in World War II. We invite veterans and their care partners to join us for this conversation.

ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine features:

  • small-group conversations inspired by art
  • a safe space in which people with dementia, their families and friends can come together, free from judgment and supported in being fully themselves
  • a comfortable space in which imaginations soar and a sense of community is established through mutual trust and respect
  • a place where “communication” and “conversation” take place in all sorts of ways, from smiling eyes to evocative words to eloquent gestures to joyous laughter

During ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine, a group of 6–8 people living with dementia and their care partners will view and discuss two to three works of art from the Brandywine's collection under the guidance of a warm, welcoming and highly trained facilitator. Through sharing ideas or simply listening to others, participants will have a meaningful, invigorating and joyful encounter.

Participation is free with advance registration, but we ask that you register as early as possible. We keep our programs small and intimate in scale so that everyone feels comfortable and at ease. Registrations are first-come, first-served.

Register Online

Concerned about trying a virtual experience? Don't worry, ARTZ Philadelphia will provide plenty of guidance for downloading and navigating Zoom, the online video conferencing tool we’ll be using for this and other programs.