Office of Education and Community Outreach
Life Hall 130D, Tel: 973.655.7070
April 2008 - Liz Lerman Dance
Photo courtesy of Peak Performances at MSU.
In April 2008, as a result of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange residency at Peak Performances @ MSU, Ms. Lerman offered an intergenerational Master Class to MSU students and the Montclair community.This event was so well received that Montclair Arts Council (MAC) Creative Aging Initiative and MSU have entered into a partnership to provide opportunities for older adults to engage in dance and movement.
Montclair Arts Council
This project aims to explore the effect of creative movement on individuals, especially late in life; to involve older persons in dance activities and observe the effect on mental and general health, overall functioning and sense of well-being. These workshops are geared towards adults 55 years and older and will focus on how to utilize dance/movement as a creative means for exploration, reflection and self expression.
November 2008 - Day With(out) Art
Day With(out) Art
Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1st 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS. Since then, Day With(out) Art has grown into a collaborative project in which an estimated 8,000 national and international museums, galleries, art centers, AIDS Service Organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take part.
November 30-December 1,2007 - Day With(out) Art
December 1st is designated as not only World AIDS Day, but also a Day With(out) Art, an international day of action, silence, and mourning in response to HIV/AIDS. The community will be invited to join in this effort by witnessing the shrouding of the art work that graces the MSU campus. In addition, "safer sex" stations are located throughout campus distributing information on the facts and myths of HIV/AIDS.