Speaking of Art and Aging at MOMA


It was my pleasure and honor to speak today at the Museum of Modern Art in a lecture entitled “Picturing Aging: The View From a Geriatrician.”  The talk presented my portfolio of images of aging, and discussed the relationship between art and growing old.  It was sponsored by MOMA’s Prime Time Exchange – a program that brings art to community dwelling seniors.  This program serves as a model for cultural agencies locally and nationwide to serve older adults.

This was a great opportunity to combine art with medicine for a great cause.  A special thanks to Lauren M. Click, Director of Community and Public Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, who took this shot and posted on her Instagram account @rockeraclick.

The photo above appeared on a cover of The Gerontologist from February 2008 and features Mr. Poobah, a fire-eating dwarf who performs in circus side-shows. For more of the back story on my TG covers click here

For more info on MOMA’s Prime Time Exchange program click here:




Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.