Creative Aging at the Newark Museum
Newark, New Jersey
Founded in 1909 by museum pioneer and legendary librarian John Cotton Dana, the Newark Museum is known for its thoughtful approach to collecting and presenting works of art. The Museum is dedicated to artistic excellence, education and community engagement with an overarching commitment to broadening, deepening and diversifying arts participation.
Newark Museum will utilize the Museum’s collection, concentrating on the art in its American Art galleries, to develop an understanding and appreciation of the process of making art, to develop a mastery of a particular art skill set and to encourage an ethos of creative expression that connects to a personal historical narrative. Essential to the program is developing the participants’ capacity to view, discuss and objectively critique the art in the Museum’s collection, their own artwork and the artwork of their fellow students.