three men and one woman playing instruments

Explore Music at Program for People with Alzheimer's disease 

July 14, 2016

This summer the Denver Art Museum's Art & About program for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners is embracing the campus-wide celebration of dance and creative expression through movement. Each month we are partnering with local music and dance groups for creative programming that will engage Art & About participants in musically inspired creative endeavors.

For our June and July programs we are partnering with the Playground Ensemble, a community-focused art/music group who promotes the joy of music through performance, education, and community outreach. They seek to provide stimulating performances, expand common perceptions of contemporary music and the chamber ensemble, and nurture a community around this music that they love.

On July 14, taking cues from the Why We Dance: American Indian Art exhibition, Playground Ensemble members will lead participants in a hands-on composition and improvisation Soundpainting workshop where they will create their own rhythmic art.

For more information on Accessibility and Access Programs at the DAM please visit our website, or contact dschulz@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074.

Art & About Tours are designed especially for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their care partners. We invite visitors to experience, explore, and connect with art, as well as each other. Tour and general admission to the museum are free for registered participants, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets by contacting Kera Magarill at the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter at kmagarill@alz.org or 303-813-1669.

Danielle Schulz is the coordinator of adult and access programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Danielle has been at the DAM since 2015 and is dedicated to engaging the Denver community through accessible and inclusive arts programming for a wide variety of abilities and audiences.

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