Storytelling workshops for older adults coming to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The free programming will offer storytelling workshops

MCASD Older Adults tour

A tour of local art.

Photo via Daniel Lang for MCASD

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) has a story to tell you. It received a $250,000 grant from the E.A. Michelson Philanthropy to offer free programming to adults ages 55+, and it’s the only museum in California to be selected as a recipient.

The newly-renovated museum will use the funding to launch “Reflections: An art-making storytelling workshop by MCASD,” including multimedia art-making seminars and lectures on the topic of storytelling. The grant is specifically dedicated to classes for older adults and recognizes the importance of showcasing works from older artists.

This program will also serve as a social opportunity for older residents. According to the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation, 1-in-3 adults ages 65+ lives alone.

If you know someone who’s got a tale to tell, sign them up for more info. Class space is limited, and sessions will run from May 2023 into next year.

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