Walker Art Center Offers Contemporary Journeys for People with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Walker Art Center Offers Contemporary Journeys

for People with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

The Walker Art Center is now offering a recurring monthly session of Contemporary Journeys for which people may pre-register. (Contemporary Journeys is our arts programming for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.) In the past they have asked people to form their own groups and select their own dates/times for visiting; but they realize there are some individuals interested in the program who don’t have the resources to or interest in recruiting their own groups, so they are excited to offer this alternative. Below is more information on the program.

Contemporary Journeys Morning at the Walker Art Center
Contemporary art becomes the catalyst for community building, self-expression, and appreciating the present in this program designed for individuals with early- to middle-stage Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their care partners, family, and friends. Each month the program alternates between gallery tours and hands-on art-making (Art Labs).
2011-2012 Schedule
Tour Dates Exhibition Toured
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Midnight Party
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Graphic Design: Now In Production
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Dance Works I: Cunningham/Rauschenberg
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Lifelike
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Absentee Landlord
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 This Will Have Been
For information on the individual exhibitions, please visit



Art Lab dates
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The topics for the art labs vary monthly. Each lab is designed specifically for Contemporary Journeys participants and uses a variety of materials and approaches to art-making. No experience necessary!
Tours and art labs all begin at 10 am and last approximately an hour and a half.
Pre-registration is required. To register an individual with memory loss and a care partner, family member, or friend, e-mail education.resources@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7609. Please register at least one week in advance of the program date.
Per-person tour fee: $10/adult, $8/senior (65+). Care partners and additional family and friends are free.
Per-person art lab fee: $5/adults and seniors (65+). Care partners and additional family and friends are free.
Assisted listening devices and wheel chairs available upon request. Gallery stools are always available for tours.
Contemporary Journeys is a partnership program of the Walker Art Center and the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota

For additional information contact:

Courtney Gerber | Associate Director of Education, School & Tour Programs

Walker Art Center

1750 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403

612.375.7574 (p)

612.375.5802 (f)

Check out Contemporary Journeys at the Walker Art Center: Arts Programming for People with Alzheimer’s, Their Care Partners, Family, and Friends: http://learn.walkerart.org/accessibility.wac


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