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A narration of inspired stories, shared by seniors who are living their lives to the fullest.

 

  • Sneak Peek: Burning Man’s Temple at the Renwick No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opens on Friday, March 30, and features large-scale installations–the artistic hallmark of Burning Man–at the core of the exhibition. These include a temple designed for the Renwick’s Grand Salon by David Best, well known for his large-scale temples at Burning Man’s annual gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In a recent ...
  • The Spirit of Mentoring “What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.”   – African proverb Becoming a mentor is not for everyone.  It takes an investment of time, a commitment to help others, and a gift.  This is key, so I repeat it – a gift.  Mentors inspire us by being who they are.  As they ...
  • Music, Movement, and Parkinson’s Disease Every time I visit new venues, I meet the most unbelievable people. I would like to share with you the learning, the joy, and the love I have experienced in my travels. One of my trips took me to Temple, Texas, one hour from Austin. I was met by Kathleen Brown and her husband Rayford, two ...
  • Q & Art: Who’s That? This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art’s Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. If you enjoy this post, take a look at others in our series. SAAM’s Photograph Archives hold more than a quarter million photographs, documenting American art and ...
  • The Wonders of Meditation Life evolves in fascinating ways and every once in a while we may ponder how to best bring balance to our busy lives, especially when there are extensive demands on our time – and when it all seems meaningful and fun to do! In my experience, meditation (or a time for contemplation) is one of the ...
  • Feel the Burn: The Art of Burning Man comes to the Renwick in March Eye Level spoke with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, to learn more about her upcoming exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opening at the Renwick on March 30, 2018. Cutting-edge artwork created at Burning Man, the annual desert gathering that has become one of ...
  • Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat, or a Ladder “Are you still working?” I hear this question more and more, sometimes from people my age, sometimes from folks who are younger. It bothers me, because it feels as if there is more than curiosity behind the question; it feels like judgment. Society seems to have preconceived notions of what we should be doing at a ...
  • Pantone Ultra Violet Inspiration The Pantone Color Institute recently announced their 2018 Color of the Year, a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade,” PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Smithsonian American Art Museum staff promptly cranked up “Purple Rain” radio and searched the museum’s collection for purple tones, discovering a variety of artworks, some of which we didn’t remember having seen before. Here are a few favorites: William ...
  • Celebrating Marriage Celebrating Marriage  My husband and I will soon celebrate 33 years of a very happy and harmonious marriage, based on our mutual love, respect, trust and understanding.  When we celebrated our Silver Anniversary with dear family, we asked them to sign a paper for us, as witness of our everlasting commitment.  This special document was written ...
  • 10 Ways to Renew Yourself Leadership is an endless unfolding and, if we choose it to be, an endless process of self-discovery and self-renewal. Self-renewal is the choice, curiosity, and courage we bring to ensuring that our life is moving forward, with every age and life phase bringing us closer to becoming our authentic selves in the world. Becoming a leader ...