Retaining Identity Art Exhibition

A work in the Retaining Identity exhibit A work in the Retaining Identity exhibit
Matthaei Botanical Gardens is the venue for this special show of art created by older adults with memory loss and art students working in a variety of materials and media. The exhibit is based on the class created by U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Associate Professor Anne Mondro. Partnering with the U-M Silver Club mild memory loss program club members, including the newer Elderberry (barely elder) group, students guided the members in art making. The theme of the semester was “Lessons Learned.” Students and club members shared experiences and expertise to create one-of-a-kind works of art. The final result is an art exhibition for the Club Members, care partners and students. This traveling exhibition captures the spirit of creativity and embraces a shared experience.

Sponsored by U-M Geriatrics Center, Silver Club Mild Memory Loss Programs; U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; U-M Alzheimer's Disease Center; and U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.