A visit to a museum always surprises me. Not just the art that is given to me a visual gifts and physical rest, but the thoughts I have while strolling, looking, interacting, feeling, while I am there. I am always surprised by the creative ideas that seem to spontaneously pop into my mind. If I had worked hard at thinking about a new course, redesign of an assignment, ways to engage my students, or rearrange my living space it would have been just that … hard work!
But my meandering through another’s creative meaning making let’s my mind do just that… MEANDER. And it is in the meandering that new connections, inspirations, colors, images, and feeling/thoughts are revealed. The experience of another’s creative work refreshes my mind and provides a physical rest from my everyday living.
SO….go to a museum, see a play, a movie, look at art you have never seen before, go to a concert, see dance, listen to music — BE INSPIRED! Be energized for the new year. See the movie Lincoln and visit the Civil War exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum or stroll through Ai Weiwei installation at the Hirshorn, According to What? and then send him a message through the Hirshorn website.
If you cannot go in person meander in the virtual world of museums and artist’s websites. These are some of the best websites you will find. Or visit the images, people, and spaces by following my pinterest. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a great place to begin your virtual search. The image above is from SFMOMA’s Pinterest site. Looking for museums from around the world go to GoogleArtProject. Let the inspiration begin.
Let me know what you find. DO SOMETHING CREATIVE EVERYDAY in 2013!