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A collection of resources aimed at enhancing the

experience of mature travelers.

 

  • 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 ...
  • Gene Davis: The Cool Guy of Hot Beat Guest blogger Jean Lawlor Cohen is the consulting curator for Gene Davis: Hot Beat. She is an arts writer, independent curator, and co-author of Washington Art Matters: Art Life in the Capital 1940-1990. Gene Davis, a journalist before he was a painter, knew the power of words. He spoke his wise and sometimes ornery mind, aware ...
  • Managing Your Finances From Afar – Tips for Missionaries & Globetrotters Traveling to a foreign country for vacation, work, or ministry can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. The same can be said for those who enjoy spending several months each winter in their “home away from home.” Simple tasks that you perform in your normal routine can often become nearly impossible while away. The more ...
  • Art Museum Tours For Visitors Who Are Blind The best in-person encounters with artwork can engage us with compelling stories, challenge us with thought-provoking ideas, and inspire creativity. By looking deeply, visitors connect with art through what they see. But how does someone who is blind experience art in a museum? At SAAM, a team of volunteer docents have been specially trained to ...
  • Self-Driving Cars: When? It was only twelve years ago that the Department of Defense sponsored the first 150 mile autonomous vehicle race in the California desert, with a prize of $1 million.  Fifteen vehicles, including entries from CalTech and Carnegie Mellon, started the race. None finished.  The best performer went only 11 miles before breaking down. The progress since then has ...
  • Traveling With a Purpose “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou There’s so much more to travel than just crossing a place off on a bucket list!  Today, you ...
  • What Can Hunter-Gatherers Teach Us About Purpose   I have been leading Inventure Expedition “walking safaris” in Tanzania, East Africa for three decades.  With my guide friend and partner, Daudi Peterson, we were able to initiate contact with the Hadza hunter-gatherers in the early 1990’s.  And, we’ve built a lasting relationship ever since. Daudi has written the book, Hadzabe, By the Light of a ...
  • Q and Art: Just Looking 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. Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod Morning Question: In Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod Morning, what is the woman looking at? Answer: That’s a great question. However, the answer ...
  • Yuri’s Office Time-lapse Installation As summer approaches, we know you’re making plans for your summer getaway. If your destination is DC, we’d like to invite you to the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of your visit. In a city of historical buildings, we are located a few blocks north of the National Mall in the third oldest federal building ...
  • Book Selections from Richard Leider   Read any good books lately?  (I get this question all the time!)  If you’re like me, I would hope you go through life as a perpetual student (only without the final exams). I’m reading Travels with Epicurus by Daniel Klein (Penguin, 2012), for the third time.  This book has had a profound influence on me.  I ...