Geragogics – offers for older people

Art is fun - no matter what age!

Four older people are sitting at a work table and painting. Two slightly younger ones, probably the caregivers.
Being creative, gaining experience with artistic materials. Photo: Hermine Oberück

The educational program at the Kunsthalle Bielefeld is aimed at all generations. It goes without saying that the very different needs of older and older visitors are also part of our outreach work. The enjoyment of art and lifelong learning are combined in a range of different offers with various cooperation partners. These activities are grouped together under the term geragogics, as distinct from pedagogy. Further information can be found in the magazine “Kulturräume”, which you can browse directly here

Special tours for the 55+ generation
In this particularly popular program, which was initiated together with the City of Bielefeld’s Seniors’ Council, we offer several quiet guided tours of each exhibition outside opening hours on Mondays. Seating and space for discussion are just as much a part of the experience as a snack in the museum café. A snack is served during the lunchtime tours and coffee and cake in the afternoon. The right thing for every taste! (14€)

Academic learning from 50
Since the summer semester of 2012, we have been cooperating with the “Studying from 50” department at Bielefeld University. The Kunsthalle Bielefeld offers special academic seminars on various works from its own collection. We are always open to further cooperations and campaigns!
Studying at university from 50

Dementia is no reason to stop taking part in cultural activities. However, these offers must be geared towards specific needs.

For groups: Since 2010, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld has been offering guided tours for people with dementia based on a concept developed at the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg to enable cultural participation and quality of life. This offer is primarily aimed at groups from retirement homes or day care facilities. The cooperation partner is the Dementia Service Center Region OWL.
(Duration: 90 min, max 8 participants + supervisor, costs for coffee, cake, guided tour, admission and creative activity € 80)

For questions, suggestions, information and bookings, please contact Zuhal Özbey:
0521 329995019