Curatorial Category: COVID-19

Screenshot of a 3-D, augmented art exhibition.

Careful Planning, Continuous Refinement, Innovative Solutions for Online Programming in San Juan, PR

In September and October 2020, Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte in San Juan delivered a new, fully-online visual arts program, La Vida es un Arte 2.0, (Life is an Art Form 2.0) during strict COVID-19 quarantine and lockdown measures. The program drew in raves from 40 participants who learned how to draw with materials found in the home during 4 two-hour sessions last fall. Through careful planning and continuous refinement, the hands-on museum staff worked through the challenges of remote delivery format, internet access stability, technical support, and delivering an engaging culminating event online. Their innovative thinking led to a unique culminating event that showcased participant work in a 3-D, augmented reality display.

Learn more about this program in our latest case study, “Careful Planning and Continuous Refinement: Online Programming Success for Museo de Historia, Antropología, y Arte.”

The Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico is part of the 2019-2020 Seeding Vitality Arts (SVA) in Museums Initiative cohort funded by Aroha Philanthropies with training and technical assistance provided by Lifetime Arts.

 

 

Screenshot of a 3-D, augmented art exhibition.

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

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 additional funding from Aroha to design and deliver a new, fully-online visual arts program, La Vida es un Arte 2.0, (Life is an Art Form 2.0).

Drawing on lessons learned in spring 2020 when they moved a visual arts program online due to strict COVID-19 quarantine and lockdown measures, Museo’s team planned the new offering. Delivery format, the stability of internet access, technical support, and an engaging culminating event online would all present challenges to the team. Through careful planning and continuous refinement, La Vida es un Arte 2.0 drew raves from 40 participants who learned how to draw with materials found in the home during 4 two-hour sessions each offered in September and October 2020.

Lifetime Arts Responds to COVID-19 with Creative Aging Program Resources

Annie Montgomery, Lifetime Arts’ Director of Education, and Julie Kline, Education Associate, talk about what COVID-19 meant for the arts education field; the genesis of the campaign; why we are offering Creative Aging 101 now; and about channeling our support for remote program adaptation in ways that focus on upholding the tenets of Creative Aging programming.

A screenshot of Lifetime Arts' Annie Montgomery and Julie Kline in a video introducing Creative Aging 101.

Welcome to Creative Aging 101

Lifetime Arts has produced a free, abbreviated, online version of our in-person creative aging training, usually attended by teaching artists, community-based educators program coordinators at public libraries, museums, arts organizations, and community and senior centers.

In this video, Annie Montgomery, our Director of Education, and Julie Kline, Education Associate, introduce the context for this offering and detail what you will learn.