M.U.S.T. Visit (Museums)
Dream of adventures from your armchair, explore the endless
possibilities, and conquer your rainy day doldrums with the excitement
and wonders waiting at your fingertips. Get inspired and motivated by
these phenomenal museums which are home to the world's great movers, shakers
and thinkers. Take a cyber visit and then plan a trip to the real thing!
- The American Museum of fly fishing, Manchester, Vermont
Why? Learn about women anglers, such as Joan Wulff. "Give
a woman a fish; you have fed her for today. Teach a woman to fish; and
you have fed her for a lifetime."
- Cowgirl Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Why? "The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the
only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American
West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in
their trail blazing efforts." That says it all.
- Georgia O'Keefe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Why? This only museum in the world to be dedicated to an international
woman artist. It is also the most visited museum in New Mexico.
- Isabella Stewart Gardner, Boston Massachusetts
Why? This former home of Isabella Stewart Gardner is a testament
to the intelligence and artistic eye of one of the world's best collector's.
Her collection is among the most important anywhere, and includes Titian's,
Europa. Not to be missed is the portrait of Gardner by John Singer Sargent.
"Years ago I decided that the greatest need in our Country was
We were a very young country and had very few opportunities
of seeing beautiful things, works of art
So, I determined to make
it my life's work if I could." - Isabella Stewart Gardner, on the
creation of her Museum, 1917
- Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum, South Daytona, Florida
Why? Learn about the women who were pioneers in auto racing.
Women like Sara Christian and Vicki Wood are among the legends that
could put the pedal to the metal.
- The National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C.,
Why? Visit the Women in Aviation and Space History exhibit and
see Amelia Earhart's red Lockheed Vega 5B airplane that she flew on
two history making 'Adventure Woman' adventures: in 1932, to become
the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and later to be
the first woman to fly solo across the United States.
- National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Why? See paintings by Mary Cassatt, and photographs by Julia
Margaret Cameron. Don't miss the only Leonardo
da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.
- National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs, New York
Why? The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of thoroughbred
racing. Learn about legends, such as, Julie Krone who is the all-time
leading woman rider by victories. She is the first woman to win a classic
race in the 1993 Belmont Stakes and the first woman to win on Breeders
Cup Day, in 2003.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Why? Because it contains a fantastic and comprehensive collection
of women artists; over 3,000 works of art from the 16th Century to the
present. If you can't visit personally, at least, check out their website.
- The National Women's History Museum, (under construction physically,
but visit the award- winning cyber exhibits).
Why? The website is packed with loads of interesting information
on remarkable and courageous adventure women.
- The Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
Why? Learn about the 'Sisterhood of Spies;' women from the Civil
War era onward who unsuspectingly were super sleuths and cunning spies.
- Women's Museum, Dallas, Texas
Why? "The museum is a snapshot into the lives and times
of women who dared to dream and achieve." Visit the wall of words
for motivation and inspiration. This stop is a must for any Adventure
- Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Why? The museum is for all sports enthusiasts with exhibitions
and permanent collections discussing women's athletic achievements.
For example, an exhibition on Ella Maillart; Olympian, and adventure
woman (who crossed Asia by foot, horse and camel to discover "the
Olympic Center & Museum, Lake Placid, New York
Olympic Museum. Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, California
Seoul Olympic Museum, Seoul, Korea
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio
Why? A tribute to the legends of rock and roll. Get inspired
by the Hall of Fame which includes female rockers; such as, Madonna,
Patti Smith and Bonnie Raitt. And don't forget Blondie!
- Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Sturgis, South Dakota
Why? For every adventure woman who aspires to be a 'biker chick'
this museum is a must. See the world on the back of your Harley and
never look back.
to Visit Online or in Person.
1. Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy
2. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
3. Borghese Gallery, Rome, Italy
4. The British Museum, London, England www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
5. Catalan National Museum, Barcelona, Spain
6. Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida
7. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Texas
8. de Young Museum, San Francisco, California
9. The Field Museum of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
10. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England www.fitzwilliam.cam.ac.uk
11. Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
12. The Frick, New York, New York
13. Gauguin Museum, Tahiti, French Polynesia
14. Getty Center (Los Angeles)
& Getty Villa (Malibu, California)
15. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
16. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
17. Huntington Library & Gardens,
18. Kennedy Space Center,
Kennedy Space Center, Near Cocoa Beach, Florida
19. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria http://theatermuseum.at/homeE/homeE.html
20. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
21. The Louvre, Paris, France
22. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
23. Museo Fortuny, Venice, Italy (under renovation)
24. Museum of Egyptian Antiques, Cairo, Egypt
25. Museum of Modern Art, New York
26. Museum Picasso
27. Musee D'Orsay, Paris, France
28. National Archaeology Museum, Athens, Greece
29. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico
30. National Portrait Gallery, London, England
31. Palace Museum of Beijing, Beijing, China
32. The Prado, Madrid, Spain
34. Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
35. Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China
36. Sorolla Museum, Madrid, Spain
37. South Georgia Whaling Museum, South Georgia
38. The Tate, London, England
39. Uffizi, Florence, Italy
40. Vatican Museums, Vatican City
41. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England