Shaped by the Loom exhibition image by Da Ping Luo

We invite people with memory loss or dementia and their care partners to join Arts & Minds at Bard Graduate Center for an interactive tour of Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest. This exhibition invites you to explore the world of Navajo weaving. Historic blankets, garments, and rugs from the American Museum of Natural History are situated alongside contemporary works by Diné weavers and visual artists.

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All programs are free but prior reservation is required.

Arts & Minds

Arts & Minds is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for all people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through engagement with art. We partner with museums to provide meaningful art-centered activities that create positive emotional and cognitive experiences, enhance verbal and non-verbal communication, reduce isolation and build community. Our programs empower people with dementia, family members, professional caregivers and educators to strengthen social, emotional and spiritual bonds by engaging with art.