Keyword: Creative Aging Programming

A Dose of Creativity

Teaching Artist are key to delivering creative aging programs. In this video, you will hear stories from older adult students about how their artmaking and learning experiences impact all aspects of their life.

The Communicative Power of Art

In this blog post, Rosenberg talks in-depth about the Meet Me at MoMA program, an interactive gallery tour for people with dementia and their care partners, part of their Access Programs. The ninety-minute sessions allow MoMA’s educators to lead the individuals in the group in sharing their thoughts and interpretations of artworks from MoMA’s collection or special exhibitions.

Breaking Down Barriers: A Continuing Tradition of Access Programs at MoMA

From the blog post:

“MoMA’s commitment to access for all is embedded in the history of the institution itself, beginning with one of the Museum’s earliest innovations in art education: the establishment of the War Veterans Art Center for soldiers returning from the Second World War. It has been an honor and a pleasure to build upon this tradition in my work on Access Programs at MoMA for the last 20 years.”

Seeding Vitality Arts at the Newark Museum

From the American Alliance of Museums blog post: 

“The Alliance is collaborating with Aroha Philanthropies and Lifetime Arts to support a cohort of 15 to 17 museums in a program to create instructional arts workshop series for older adults. Today’s guest post is by Sonnet Takahisa, Director of Strategic Educational Initiatives at the Newark Museum, one of a handful of museums that participated in earlier iterations of Seeding Vitality Arts.”

Creativity Matters: Arts and Aging in America

From the Americans for the Arts site:

“This Monograph is intended to begin dialogue within the arts field about arts and creativity programs by and for older people by providing basic information on current trends and opportunities to integrate creativity and aging.”

Digital Gold: Queering Flat Spaces

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 program was able to shift to an online format and maintain the real-time connection and social artmaking experience with older adult learners.

Annie Montgomery, Teaching Artist

In this interview with Lifetime Arts’ Director of Education, Annie Montgomery, she talks about how her passion for theatre inspired her to become a teaching artist, and how a colleague invited her to co-teach one of Lifetime Arts first pilot program at the New York Public Library. This work opened up opportunities for her to do more work in storytelling, memoir and performance in a more organized capacity. Annie shares her experiences working in this field and with older adult learners.

Paul Ferrara, Teaching Artist

in this interview with visual and performing artist Paul Ferrara, he talks about how he began teaching art on a volunteer basis at a senior center in my neighborhood. He was inspired when he attended an art exhibit from a series of classes taught by teaching artists from Elders Share the Arts, where Dr. Gene Cohen was a featured speaker. At the event, he was encouraged to teach an art class at a branch library in Washington Heights. From there, he became involved with Lifetime Arts. Paul shares his experience along with the joys of teaching older adults.