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"SENIORS EXPLORING PHOTOGRAPHY, IDENTITY AND APPRECIATION" PROGRAM

WHATA senior art appreciation program for older adults sponsored by the Museum of Photographic Arts.
WHYTo generate art dialogue and artistic activities among older adults and to teach art appreciation.
WHEREFunding provided by the MetLife Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation. Museum of Photographic Arts. San Diego, California, USA.


Program Description

The "Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity and Appreciation" (SEPIA) Program encourages seniors to take part in museum art events, art tours and art classes in their community.

The "Seniors Exploring Photography, Identity and Appreciation" Program is free of charge for seniors and offers the following:

Digital Photography Classes - teaches seniors how to use digital cameras and how to use photography techniques for better pictures.

Outreach Tours - seniors who are not able to visit the museum are given presentations at senior centers and nursing homes of art images from the Museum of Photographic Arts permanent collection.

Museum Tours - older adults who are able to visit the museum receive docent led tours through the Museum of Photographic Arts.

The Museum of Photographic Arts also offers the"Memories at the Museum" Program - an educator led discussion and tour that engages people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's or other dementias, and an accompanying family member or friend in discussions about the artwork to stimulate visual and verbal abilities and to spark memory.

"The mission of the Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, educate and engage the broadest possible audience through the presentation, collection, and preservation of photography, film, and video."
source:mopa.org

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