For many over 40 travellers, one of the key aspects of going on holiday is to appreciate the local culture, within this art is key. There are few things more rewarding than to huddle into the warmth of a museum or gallery and marvel at the creative genius of former times – or contemporary artists – especially if the weather outside is far from clement.
Visiting a major museum whether it be the universally known Tate Modern or Louvre, or the regionally specific, such as the Antwerp Museum of Modern Art will ensure your vacation is more rewarding.
Smaller galleries with specific specialism are also well worth visiting. Many of these are free to enter, or are included in a 24-hour or 48-hour city cultural and transport pass, such as exist in Stockholm and Amsterdam, and are well worth purchasing.
But you don’t always need to go into a gallery or museum to satisfy your thirst for artistry and creativity. From great murals and modern street sculptures that are free for all to admire, to the colourful and fun rickshaw art in Bangladesh, it’s sometimes enough to just keep your eyes open when wandering the streets of your urban destination.
Art News and Events
At Travel Begins at 40 we have sections devoted to the latest news, events and exhibitions in major and not-so-major cities around the world, in order for you to plan your trip to coincide with the best in cultural offerings.
Make sure your next trip is one full of cultural reward, and awaken the creative inside of you.