Join us for a celebration of ArtAccess open studios, school, and family programs, centered on an exhibition of artwork of ArtAccess program participants. The ArtAccess exhibit will be open to museum visitors from April 8th to May 2nd.
ArtAccess Opening Event: April 15th 1-3 PM, Partnership & Weirweiss Gallery. Meet the artists and join us to celebrate their work!
ArtAccess is a unique program of the Queens Museum designed specifically for visitors with diverse abilities, grounded in community-based art therapy. Since its pilot in 1983 as Please Touch, to provide art education for people with visual impairments, ArtAccess has grown into a nationally replicated model designed to allow audiences of all abilities to enjoy a personal connection to art and cultural institutions. Each year, the Museum’s ArtAccess program provides unique on- and off-site programming for over 5,500 children and adults with varying physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, development, visual, and hearing abilities in the New York City area.
ArtAccess Open Studio for Young Adults with Autism brings young people ages 15-25 to the museum to work on projects of their choosing. With mentors, participants explore new techniques and media for expression. In Open Studio, young adults reflect on their own experiences through art and expand the subject matter and medium of their practice.
Open Studios for Adults allow artists the chance to work in whatever material they choose to create artwork based on their interests and inspirations. Working in an open and flexible environment, participants make art in their own way. Artists and facilitators provide technical suggestions and encourage self-expression.
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