Exhibitions - Adult Programs 2024 Exhibition

Adult Programs 2024 Exhibition

06.01.24 – 06.16.24

The Queens Museum’s adult programs serve a diverse adult population with several initiatives, including SU CASA, E.A. Michelson Philanthropy Vitality Arts Project, and the New New Yorkers Program. 


New New Yorkers Program


The New New Yorkers program offers free multilingual classes to adult immigrant communities in Queens. These classes, primarily in Spanish and English, broaden horizons and teach valuable life skills through the arts. Participants interact with renowned artists, encouraging creativity and personal expression. The program includes rigorous art and digital literacy courses emphasizing technology and English language acquisition. In addition, student-led initiatives are supported, improving learning experiences. The printmaking workshop, led by educational artist Michelle Melo, is a constant support, where participants learn new printmaking and drawing techniques while developing their ideas.


E.A. Michelson Philanthropy Vitality Arts Project


Launched in Spring 2023, these free workshops for adults 55 and older span 8-10 weeks and foster creativity, community, and lifelong learning. Catering to English and Spanish speakers, these programs ensure accessibility for all. Participants showcase their work in pop-up exhibits and receive diplomas. Beyond art, the programs promote socialization and community-building, connecting seniors from various centers in Queens. These activities enhance cognitive function, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life, offering new skills and the joy of creative expression.


The artworks displayed here are the latest creations from our diverse workshops, including “Journey Through Memorabilia” and “Paper Alchemy,” skillfully taught by artist educator Michelle Melo. Each workshop allows participants to explore and develop their artistic abilities, resulting in these unique and expressive works.


Adult Programming at the Queens Museum is made possible with funds from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.