Aroha Philanthropies, the American Alliance of Museums, and Lifetime Arts has announced that 20 museums and organizations have been tapped to participate in a new initiative, funded and managed by Aroha Philanthropies, Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums.
The more than $1 million project will enable these museums to develop and implement high quality, intensive arts learning opportunities for older adults.
All three organizations feel there is an urgent need to change the narrative about what it means to grow old in America, combat ageism, and promote a healthy change in societal attitudes toward aging as growth and older adults as contributors.
The list of the participating organizations is below.
- Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN
- Albuquerque Museum Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
- Anchorage Museum Association, Anchorage, AK
- Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
- Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Chicago, IL
- Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
- John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
- The Louisiana Museum Foundation, New Orleans, LA
- Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, San Juan, PR
- Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Tucson, AZ
- Museum L-A, Lewiston, ME
- Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL
- National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
- Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV
- Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH
- The Olana Partnership, Hudson, NY
- Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ
- Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
- Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
- Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum, New Albany, MS
Read the full press release here.