What actions, items, and experiences help us stay connected to ourselves and our communities? How can we find ways to strengthen existing social bonds and forge new ones in the face of physical, emotional, ideological, and generational divides? How can physical touch and acts of creativity play a role in these efforts? Over the last year, participants in Prime Time partnership programs have explored these questions and more through individual and communal art making.
Prime Time partnerships with aging-services organizations across the five boroughs provide opportunities for older New Yorkers to engage in in-depth art making that grows out of their personal interests and experiences and connects to artwork on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Through Prime Time we hope to emphasize the essential role that art can play in a fulfilling aging process—one defined by curiosity, creativity, connectedness, and continued growth.
This exhibition is organized by Laurel Humble, Associate Educator, Community, Access, and School Programs.
Special thanks also to the staff at Prime Time partner organizations and the MoMA teaching artists that made this work possible.
Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Community Programs are made possible by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults. Additional support is provided by Karen Bedrosian Richardson, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, and by the Annual Education Fund.