Art's the Spark
Through interactive tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, Art’s the Spark gives those living with memory impairment, or any other neurological impairment, such as early stage Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, and their healthy caregivers a fun experience, an expressive outlet and an opportunity for adult discussions. Art’s the Spark is based on a similar program at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and is the only one of its kind in Central Florida.
It provides a safe environment for members of the community who may have lost their memory but not their imagination and a forum for dialogue through looking at and making art. OMA professional educators lead small group tours in the Museum’s galleries during non-public hours, offering an experience designed to use fine art as a catalyst for discussion and reminiscing. After the tour, healthy caregivers enjoy social time with other caregivers with coffee and conversation while their loved ones engage in a studio art activity.
The program strives to provide a rich and satisfying experience for all participants.
Free program, but reservations are required.
- Lively discussion
- Art history information given
- Connections and reminiscing encouraged
- Small group discussion
- Private touring of galleries
- Studio activity at conclusion of tour
- Take home images to extend the experience
- Coffee and conversation/networking for healthy caregivers
Saturday mornings 10:30am-12pm
Casual, comfortable clothing, sweaters or light jackets recommended
Free parking, close to OMA entrance
The Orlando Museum of Art strives to be accessible to all of our visitors. Please call to request a wheelchair, if needed.
If you are interested in volunteering for Art’s the Spark, please call 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program requires advance registration; Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 261 or email email@example.com to register.
Each program has limited attendance.
Free, but suggested participation fee of $5 per team
Dates & Times: Saturdays, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Galleries, Studio I