With Many Voices – American Art For people living with Alzheimer's

With Many Voices is a scheme devised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

The scheme is devised by the Fondazione’s Education Department and is implemented in conjunction with expert geriatric educators.

With Many Voices offers people living with dementia the opportunity to express themselves through art and proposes a model for communication that is still possible. In urging participants to resort to their imagination rather than to their memory, to their creativity rather than to their logical and cognitive capabilities, we enhance each one’s ability to communicate. After an experimental phase in 2011, the scheme became a regular fixture in the Palazzo Strozzi Education Department’s programme in March 2012 and was opened up to families as well as to residents in special care homes.

Activity schedule

To tie in with the American Art 1961 -2001 exhibition, With Many Voices will include both on-site and on-line activities.

The following two on-site activity cycles are scheduled for the month of June:
Cycle A: Tuesday 1 and 15 June at 15.00
Cycle B: Tuesday 8 and 22 June at 15.00
Final encounter (online): 29 June at 15.00

In the months of July and August we will be holding two activity cycles on our digital plaform to continue offering ways of relating and expressing oneself through art throughout the summer.

We are also pursuing our on-line experiment with a specific WhatsApp group involving families and special care homes. The group shares thoughts, photographs and activities associated with the issues addressed in the exhibition

In compliance with measures designed to contain the spread of Covid-19, activities are open to a maximum of 8 participants. Participants must observe 1 mt. social distancing and wear a mask at all times. For further information please see our safety measures.

Activity in Italian only. The project is completely free of charge.
Reservations are required in order to take part.

Info and reservations

Dipartimento Educazione

On top: Catherine Opie, Norma & Eyenga, Minneapolis, Minnesota (det.), 1998, Minneapolis, Walker Art Center. © Catherine Opie. Courtesy the artist and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis