ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine
This popular program, which welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to view and discuss art in a supportive setting, is now online. ARTZ Philadelphia and the Brandywine recognize that COVID-19 closures and program cancellations—while necessary for the health and safety of our communities—are causing an increase in isolation and a decrease in creative and social engagement for people living with dementia and their care partners.
During ARTZ-Connect at Brandywine, a group of 6–8 people living with dementia and their care partners will enjoy a virtual experience to 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. For this reason, each month's program is offered twice. If this date is full, ARTZ Philly staff will help you register for the same program on September 9. Registrations are first-come, first-served.
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.