In partnership with select senior-care facilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Looking Inward cumulates artwork from a unique outreach project centered around art-making activities for underserved seniors, many of whom live with memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle, participating artists are asked to consider the representations of nature as a backdrop for their own lives, creating visual responses in a variety of media, including scratch boards, paintings, and collage. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay in Hayward, Pacifica Senior Living Mission Villa Memory Care in Daly City, and The Curry Senior Center in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.
The exhibition is second in a series taking inspired by the vision of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s founder, Diane Disney Miller, who championed arts access as a vital component of the museum’s commitment to community engagement. In 2016, the museum presented Transformations: Creativity from the Inside Out, celebrating artists with disabilities.