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Creative Insights: Art and Alzheimer’s Tours

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 | 10–11am

ADMISSION: Free; registration required. For more information or to register, contact or 408.372.9976.

Featured tour: Show Me as i want to be seen 

Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their care partners are invited to join a multisensory guided tour. 

This program is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Elder Care Alliance's new initiative Erasing Boundaries: Dementia-Inclusive Communities.

Image description: A diverse group of older adults, some seated and some standing, are in the gallery listening to the tour guide and looking at a piece of art in an enclosed case.


For more information or to register, contact Vanessa Souza, Early Stage Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association or 408.372.9976

about creative aging

Creative Aging at The CJM is a series of enrichment activities for older adults that supports health, wellness, and quality of life. Offerings include dance, storytelling, films, classes, tours, and public programs. Programs occur every Free First Tuesday, as well as at additional times.

The CJM is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all. Sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice by emailing or by calling 415.655.7856 (relay calls welcome). FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. For more info, visit our Accessibility page.

community partner

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Specialized services, including support groups, care consultation, and education programs are available for people with Early Stage Alzheimer's or related disorders and their care partners. Programs are available throughout the Bay Area. For more information, please contact the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.


How do we depict “the self” if it is unknowable, inherently constructed, and ever changing? How does the concept of portraiture shift when categories are in crisis, and visibility itself is problematic? Jewish thought on performed and fluid identity can be interpreted in the book of Esther, and in the notion of G-d as “I am that I am,” ineffable and non-binary. These ideas uphold a Jewish understanding of the self as intrinsically mutable, unknowable, and yet self-determined, themes that animate Show Me as I Want to Be Seen.

Tschabalala Self, Perched, 2016. Oil, acrylic, flashe, handmade paper, fabric, and found material. Courtesy of the artist and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Photo: Elizabeth Bernstein.

Tschabalala Self, Perched, 2016. Oil, acrylic, flashe, handmade paper, fabric, and found material. Courtesy of the artist and Kate Werble Gallery, New York. Photo: Elizabeth Bernstein.


Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by The Morse Family Foundation.