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Special Guided Tours

Family Tours
Ages 6 and up
Saturdays, September 28, October 26, November 23 
11:00 a.m. – noon
Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins: Tour Woodmere’s galleries together with younger members of your family. Share your observations, thoughts, and insights in this special family program.

Sunday Docent Tours
September 1 and 15; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; December 8
2:00 p.m.
No reservation required. Docent tours will meet at the front desk. 

Group Tours
Schedule a tour for your group of seven or more with Woodmere docents. Advance reservations are required. There is a flat fee of $30 per docent (up to fifteen adults per docent). There is an additional charge for extra docents. Please contact the Education department three weeks in advance at 267-691-0725.

Docents on the Road
Docents visit your facility and bring Woodmere’s collection and exhibitions in a PowerPoint presentation designed to suit the interests of your community. For more information, contact the Education department at 215-247-0948 or education@woodmereartmuseum.org.

The Art of Looking
5 sessions: Wednesdays, October 16 and 30, November 13 and 20, December 4
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Facilitators: Flo Gelo, Associate Professor, Family, Community, and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University; Hildy Tow, Robert McNeil, Jr. Curator of Education, Woodmere Art Museum
$5/program (FREE for members)
Register online at woodmereartmuseum.org, by phone at 267-691-0725, or at the door the day of the tour.
The Art of Looking will deepen your ability to make experiences with art more meaningful. Each meeting will focus on a different artwork. The tours are designed to engage sensory perceptions and to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and fun environment.

PhilARTdelphia School Programs
Woodmere’s educational programs engage school age audiences with art, and artmaking that offer a multitude of ways to develop critical thinking skills, experience Woodmere’s stellar collection, and celebrate the arts of Philadelphia. Call 267-691-0725 for information.

ARTZ Philadelphia at Woodmere
Special programs for visitors with dementia and their care partners, friends, and family.
Fridays, September 20, October 18, November 15
11:00 a.m.
FREE; pre-registration required

ARTZ Philadelphia and Woodmere offer informal, interactive programs for visitors with dementia through interactions with artworks and opportunities for self-expression. The programs are facilitated by ARTZ Philadelphia Director Dr. Susan Shifrin, an art historian, independent curator, and arts accessibility advocate. Pre-registration is required to ensure an intimate, comfortable experience enjoyable for all. Programs are limited to six to eight visitors plus their care partners. Contact Dr. Shifrin at shifrin@artzphilly.org or 610-721-1606 to learn more about ARTZ Philadelphia or to pre-register for a tour. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

I Am a Bridge Workshop
Monday, September 23
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Verde, founder of Memory Bridge
For information about fees and to register, visit artzphilly.org
CEUs will be available as part of the registration fee.

This workshop provides a new understanding of dementia as a lived experience as opposed to a diagnostic category. Led by Memory Bridge’s founder, Michael Verde, this workshop offers a new paradigm for person-centered care that incorporates interpersonal connection into the context of community. Michael Verde founded Memory Bridge in 2003. The multiple-award-winning nonprofit exists to end the emotional isolation of people with dementia. Through educational programs, Memory Bridge connects people with and without dementia to each other in life-changing ways.

Film Screening: Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness
Thursday, September 26
6:30 p.m. (75 minutes)
Program will be followed by a reception
$10 advance registration per person $5 advance registration per person for ARTZ program participants, students with ID, and 65+
For information and registration, visit artzphilly.org.

Love Is Listening: Dementia Without Loneliness, a documentary by Memory Bridge founder Michael Verde, brings globally recognized authorities in the arts, science, and spiritual traditions together to challenge us to see dementia from a new perspective. The film reveals how we can move from fear to “being with” people with dementia and brings a new understanding of what it means to listen and connect. The documentary will be preceded by a screening of the award-winning documentary short Moment to Moment (by filmmaker Mike Attie) about ARTZ participants Susan and Carl. Both Verde and Attie will be present for a discussion with the audience.