Browse “Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums 2018-2020 (Aroha)”

Beading with the Big Chief Darryl Montana at the Louisiana State Museum

Case Studies

After conducting community assessments and connecting with local artists, The Louisiana State Museum (LSM) team designed a creative aging workshop series representative of the interests and cultures of the people they sought to serve. The …

read more

Careful Planning and Continuous Refinement: Online Programming Success for Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte

Case Studies

Having been a member of the 2019-2020 Aroha’ Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums cohort, Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte had some experience delivering remote creative aging programming when they applied for and received …

read more

David DeBlieck, Teaching Artist

Articles and Blog Posts

Teaching artist, David DeBlieck currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Dance in the Theater Department at the College of St Benedict & St John’s University. Since 2010, David has conducted numerous workshops and …

read more

Digital Gold: Queering Flat Spaces

via American Alliance of Museums (AAM)   |   Articles and Blog Posts

During week eight of the LGBTQIA+ creative aging program, “Stay Gold,” offered at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Tucson, COVID-19 hit and forced the museum to shut down. This article focuses on how the …

read more

Final Critiques and Closure via Google Hangouts in San Juan

Articles and Blog Posts

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Museum de Historia, Antropología y Arte was just finishing up their first year of Creative Aging programming when COVID-19 hit, which left their visual arts program with two remaining classes in the series. …

read more

From In-Person to Virtual Programs: A Case Study of Challenges & Successes

via American Alliance of Museums (AAM)   |   Articles and Blog Posts

This article focuses on a creative aging playwriting workshop that was offered at the Olana State Historic Site until COVID-19 made it impossible for participants to meet in person. The program was shifted to a …

read more

How Creative Aging Programs Are Carrying On Through COVID-19

Articles and Blog Posts

From Ad Summa, the American Alliance of Museums blog on Museums and Creative Aging: “Older adults are a population especially vulnerable to contracting severe cases of COVID-19, and are therefore advised to take special precautions …

read more

Innovative “School of Drag” Event Mixes Generations and Gender Performance

Articles and Blog Posts

In May 2019, gender performers of all ages wowed local audiences at the culminating event for “School of Drag,” an innovative arts workshop series held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson, AZ. …

read more

Museums Add Programs and Classes to Tap Interest From Older Adults

via Stria   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Graffiti artist, Peyton Scott Russell, taps into the interests of older adults through his eight week visual arts program offered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and selected through Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts initiative.

read more

Participants 55+ Share Their Journeys Through Clay

Articles and Blog Posts

In December 2019, the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum held their culminating event for the workshop, “Journeys Through Clay,” part of the Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums Initiative. The program was funded by Aroha Philanthropies …

read more

1–10 of 15