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

 

  • 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 ...
  • “Thanksgiving” with Grandma Moses Turkeys is a classic Grandma Moses painting depicting the annual Thanksgiving ritual of catching the holiday bird. Moses captures the cold November sky and an early snow, contrasted by the bright colors worn by both the poultry and the people. Moses gives an unusual amount of detail to the turkeys themselves, paying tribute to the noble bird ...
  • Art’s Role Regarding the Sacred If you have ever visited a centuries-old Roman church or an Islamic mosque, you may have glimpsed the role visual arts play in the beliefs, practices and narratives concerning the sacred. In the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, three pieces of art provide a snapshot of the different ways art has connected individuals ...
  • The Art of Light Beginning in the 1920s and into the next few decades, Thomas Wilfred was something of an art-world star, having fused modern art and pre-digital technology to create his luminous works. Name doesn’t ring a bell? That’s all about to change. Born in Denmark in 1889, Wilfred pioneered an art of light he described as “radiant form in dark ...
  • A Sense of Place: New Mexico as Seen by Artist Gene Kloss Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn’t conceive of making art any other way. “An artist must keep in close contact with nature… in order to produce a significant body of work,” she said, and she was ...
  • Sweat With Soul – Raise the Bar When you put your honest effort, your pain and your purpose into something, you won’t just sweat… you will sweat with soul. These messages are straight from the heart and I hope they resonate with your heart. Change starts from within, so if you want transformation in your fitness, your career or your relationships… then turn ...