Memories in the Museum

Memories in the Museum, a free program for visitors with memory loss and their guests, has been developed in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the Taft Museum of Art.

On the first Wednesday of every month, participants join trained docents at one of the partner art institutions to look at art, discuss observations, and share thoughts. Each season features a new theme.

All programs start at 10 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served.

For reservations at all three institutions, contact the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati at 800-272-3900.  All programs are free. Space is limited.

The theme for fall is Identity

October 2
Taft Museum of Art
People in Portraits

What do portraits tell us about the people represented? Explore historical portraits and images of some important Cincinnatians through discussion and conversation.

November 6
Contemporary Arts Center
Identity and the Photographic Image

Tour the exhibition of photographs by street artist JR whose work explores a community’s identity. Following the tour, use photo transfer techniques to create a work inspired by the theme.

The theme for winter is Community

December 4
Taft Museum of Art
Christmas in the Community

Tour and discuss the exhibition Antique Christmas to learn about Christmas traditions in Cincinnati and other communities. 

January 8
Contemporary Arts Center
Community Stories

Learn how artist and activist JR collects and shares a community’s stories, then celebrate your own community through collage and watercolor techniques.

February 5
Cincinnati Art Museum
Art in the Queen City

Celebrate and learn more about the rich legacy of Cincinnati artists by looking at and discussing community treasures in our Cincinnati Wing.

The theme for spring is Decorative Arts and Design

March 5
Contemporary Arts Center
Architectural Jewel

Explore Contemporary Arts Center architect Zaha Hadid’s vision and how it fits into the Cincinnati of today and tomorrow. Learn how to create watercolors of Cincinnati’s architecture using unusual materials like coffee and tea.

April 2
Cincinnati Art Museum
Jewelry + Modernism

Discuss modernist jewelry design and tour the special exhibition Art Smith Jewelry and Contemporaries.

May 7
Taft Museum of Art
House and Gardens of the Taft

Tour the historic house and gardens of the Taft Museum of Art and explore and discuss their history and design. 

The theme for summer is The Natural World

June 4
Contemporary Arts Center
Contemporary Nature

Explore how contemporary artists respond to nature- often in quite unnatural ways.

July 2
Cincinnati Art Museum
Shifting Views

Discover the history of landscape painting by viewing and discussing paintings in the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

August 6
Taft Museum of Art
The Art of Landscape

Share your observations about images of the natural world through a tour and conversation focusing on landscape paintings in the Taft Museum of Art.

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