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Carrie McGee

Carrie McGeeCarrie McGee is an educator in Community and Access Programs in the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. MoMA has won international respect for its unique efforts to make the Museum's extensive resources, collection and programs accessible to marginalised communities. Carrie develops programs for audiences with special needs and disabilities. Often in collaboration with community and health care organizations, these programs serve diverse audiences including individuals with physical, developmental, or learning disabilities; hospitalized children and adults; homebound individuals; blind and partially sighted visitors; individuals who have been incarcerated; cancer survivors; individuals with mental illness; and people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.

MoMA's programs are founded on the belief that engagement with art can impact health and healing, and the understanding that cultural institutions have a unique opportunity in their capacity to facilitate that engagement.

Carrie also teaches a seminar at the Museum for medical students from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare.

Carrie will discuss the development and outcomes of MoMA's Community Access Programs, including the world-renown MoMA Alzheimer's Project, in order to validate the notion that high quality arts programming positively impacts the physical, intellectual, and emotional lives of those who participate.