I Remember Better When I Paint: Film Screening and Art Workshop

Date/Time: Sunday, Sep 22 | 2–4pm
Admission: Free with Museum admission; Youth 18 and under always free.
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About the Program

In celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day, CJM Access presents a screening of the award-winning international documentary I Remember Better When I Paint, narrated by Olivia de Havilland. The film illustrates the positive impact of the arts and other creative therapies on people living with Alzheimer’s and how these approaches can change the way we look at the disease. The film will be introduced by the film maker, and followed by a hands-on art-making workshop that is open to all ages and abilities. The program will also feature original artwork from the “Discovering the Artist Within Program" at The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living.
Presented in partnership with the following organizations: The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, Artists for Alzheimer’s (ARTZ), The National Center for Creative Aging, and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University.

Berna G. Huebner is Co-Director and Associate Producer of I Remember Better When I Paint.  She is President and Founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation with people who have different forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s.  Berna also serves on the Board of Directors of Arts & Minds, the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Board and is Director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris.  She is the former Research Director for Nelson Rockefeller when he was a Governor of New York and then Vice President.


This workshop will be held in a facility that is wheelchair accessible. Museum accessability »


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




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