Older Adults Vitality Arts Workshop Series

A group of Older Adults are sat around a table working on Arts and Crafts.

Thanks to the E.A. Michelson Philanthropy Vitality Arts Project for Art Museums, the Queens Museum launched art programming for adults aged 55 and older in Spring 2023. These enriching art workshops are designed to foster creativity, community, and lifelong learning.


Our series of 8-10-week art programs cater specifically to the interests and abilities of older adults, ensuring an engaging and rewarding experience for participants. Most of our bilingual workshops provide opportunities for individuals from English and Spanish-speaking backgrounds to express themselves through art and engage fully in the program. We believe that art should be accessible to everyone, which is why these workshops are also free.


Each program culminates in a celebration, during which participants receive diplomas for their dedication and achievements. Pop-up exhibits showcase their artwork, allowing them to share their creativity with others and feel a sense of pride in their accomplishments.


Fostering socialization and community, our Vitality Art programs go beyond artistic expression: they serve as socialization and community-building platforms. Participants can connect with like-minded individuals from different senior centers, building new friendships and support networks. By bringing together participants from diverse centers in Queens, our workshops promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, enriching the social fabric of our community. Engaging in artistic activities has shown to improve cognitive function, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life for older adults. Through our programs, participants learn new skills and experience the joy and fulfillment of creative expression.


Join us at the Queens Museum, where we embark on a journey of artistic exploration, connection, and personal growth!


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