When Feb 9 6:00 PM

Join us for a discussion about art and care with artist and scholar Anne Basting. For over 20 years, Basting has researched ways to infuse the arts into care settings with a particular focus on people with cognitive disabilities like dementia. 

This free and virtual event is part of Moore College of Art & Design's ongoing Conversations@Moore public program series, organized by the Graduate Studies programs in Socially Engaged Art. For more information, visit our website. 

This program has been funded in part by a grant from the Lindback Foundation and is Co-Presented with Thomas Jefferson University's Humanities & Health Program and the Galleries at Moore. 

Related Programs: 

  • On  2/10 12-1pm EST there will be a lunchtime discussion of Basting's new book, Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care, for students from Moore Grad and BFA as well as Thomas Jefferson University.
  • On February 25th at 6pm there will be another lecture on art and care with Moore's Walentas Fellow Alicia Grullon.


Anne Basting

Basting is an artist, scholar, and educator committed to the power of the arts and culture to transform our lives as individuals and communities. She is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of the award-winning non-profit TimeSlips.
Basting's innovative work as both a community-engaged artist and a scholar has been recognized by a MacArthur Fellowship, an Ashoka Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and multiple major grants. She is author/editor of multiple books, including her latest, Creative Care (HarperOne, 2020); as well as The Penelope Project (U of Iowa), and Forget Memory (Johns Hopkins). TimeSlips fosters an alliance of artists and caregivers bringing meaning and joy to late life through creativity, and has over 900 certified facilitators in 48 states and 20 countries.

Moore College of Art & Design

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers eight bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University is a leader in interdisciplinary, professional education. Home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Jefferson is a preeminent university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, science and social science. Jefferson Humanities & Health, a division of the Office of Student Life & Engagement, supports student involvement in the arts and humanities to promote essential skills related to providing care, including observation, communication and empathy. Learn more at jefferson.edu/humanities.