Keyword: Dr. Robert N. Butler

Above Ground: Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists

The purpose of Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists (IOAIII Aging) is to understand how artists — who often reach artistic maturity and increased artistic satisfaction as they age — are supported and integrated within their communities and how their network structures change over time. Past evidence shows that as people age, they often become more isolated from each other, making it difficult for organizations to serve them both individually and as a group.

“This study of aging visual artists in New York City offers a unique look at a population that has implications for us all. The stereotypes of aging, which I have both defined and battled all my professional life, are compounded for artists for whom stereotypes abound.” – Dr. Robert N. Butler