What role can art and creativity play in later life? How can we expand opportunities for older adults to engage with art, and who can we look to for inspiration? On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, colleagues from museums, arts centers, aging-services organizations, and senior residences and beyond came together to explore how engaging with art can foster learning, creativity, and meaningful social connections for older adults and across generations.
Since launching our Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning initiative in 2020, the High Museum has conducted audience research on Atlantans ages fifty-five and over, piloted and evaluated art programs designed with the varying needs and interests of older adults in mind, launched new partnerships with aging-services organizations and senior residences, and worked to make the Museum more age -friendly. The Convening on Arts and Aging highlighted important takeaways from these efforts and sparked new conversations through presentations from leading figures in the arts and aging-services sectors, experiential learning in the High’s galleries and studio spaces, personal and professional reflection, and professional networking. See more information on the day’s program, speakers, and various presentations below.
For more information on the Convening on Arts and Aging please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-733-5034.
Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning programs and events are made possible with support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.