Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease



ilLUMAnations is a program designed specifically for people with memory loss and their care partners. The primary goal of the program is to spark creative dialogue and nurture positive interactions. With the guidance of specially trained docents, participants will tour LUMA's galleries to view and discuss works of art.

Tours will take place on Mondays, when the museum is closed to the public, to provide a more comfortable, intimate setting.

No art background is necessary!



Prior registration and an interview are required to participate. Please contact Lauren Dowden, MSW, LSW at 312-503-0604 or Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

All programs take place at LUMA, 820 North Michigan Avenue. Tours are wheelchair accessible. The tour will require light walking with periods of rest.

Upcoming Sessions

For information about the next session of ilLUMAnations, please contact Lauren Dowden, MSW, LSW at 312-503-0604 or