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Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim had made 99 art catalogues available for free online, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a whopping 375 free art books and catalogues overall. Download away. And tell a friend!

Via Stephanie Sandifer
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Art catalogues online!  I used to love to collect these.

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Julie Palkowski's curator insight, February 7, 2014 11:14 AM

There are also free audio books available within this site. Consider visiting this site and finding resources that may be helpful to your students. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:40 AM

A great resource from a site filled with great FREE resources. Dive in at openculure.com.

Teresa Roebuck's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:08 PM

This is wonderful!

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Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I can’t promise this will prolong your life. But it will improve it.
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A brand new ‘atlas’ shows where different ideas live in our brains

A brand new ‘atlas’ shows where different ideas live in our brains | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Researchers say they've made a globe to guide neuroscientists' exploration of the human brain.
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Frogs and feelings feature on School Library Association's non-fiction prize shortlist

Frogs and feelings feature on School Library Association's non-fiction prize shortlist | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
From frogs and feelings to astronauts and Shakespeare, the School Library Association Award celebrates some of the best non–fiction for children.
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How a stroke changed how writer Eve Joseph views herself

How a stroke changed how writer Eve Joseph views herself | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
She is no longer sure who she is, and not yet sure who she will become
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Holocaust Survivor Recalls 'Brundibar,' a Children's Opera

Holocaust Survivor Recalls 'Brundibar,' a Children's Opera | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The work from Terezin is being staged in Madrid, and a Holocaust survivor, Dagmar Lieblova, said: “‘Brundibar’ can now be used to remember the past in a way that children can understand. It can also be a warning for the future.”
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Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Lost At E Minor is a publication of trends and pop culture - art, design, music, photography, tech, fashion, and more.
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Our brains require novelty. This worked for me.
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Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest

Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
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Rose Styron: The Truth About Life With Her Husband, Literary Legend William Styron

Rose Styron: The Truth About Life With Her Husband, Literary Legend William Styron | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
They socialized with Sinatra and the Kennedys, but along with literary fame, William and Rose Styron lived through his crippling depression.
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At 84, an Artist Tries Something New: Displaying His Work

At 84, an Artist Tries Something New: Displaying His Work | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The sculptor Arthur Kern has been working in isolation for decades. Now he has his first solo show since the 1970s.
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How Running and Meditation Change the Brains of the Depressed

How Running and Meditation Change the Brains of the Depressed | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
New research that acts on an intriguing theory of the neurology of the mental illness.
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Vladimir Nabokov, Butterfly Illustrator - The New Yorker

Vladimir Nabokov, Butterfly Illustrator - The New Yorker | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Elif Batuman examines a new collection of Vladimir Nabokov’s scientific drawings of butterflies, published by Yale University Press as “Fine Lines.”
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The Fox and the Star: A Lyrical Modern Fable of Loneliness and Belonging, Bridged Through Self-Discovery

The Fox and the Star: A Lyrical Modern Fable of Loneliness and Belonging, Bridged Through Self-Discovery | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A poetic illustrated parable of dissolving fear into communion with the cosmos.

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Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s

Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer’s. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope.
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A woman with Alzheimer's who photographs, who learns to live in the present which is all she has.
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Seriously ill? Try art therapy - The Nation Nigeria

Seriously ill? Try art therapy - The Nation Nigeria | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Do you know that patients suffering from chronic illnesses and their families can be healed by art therapy? For the ‘most seriously ill’, art therapy is good. Doctors and artists say such healings are more effective, Assistant Editor (Arts) OZOLUA UHAKHEME reports.   Imagine the joy and relief an artist gets when he completes an …
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You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading

You Can Go Home Again: The Transformative Joy Of Rereading | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Returning to a book you've read multiple times can feel like drinks with an old friend. There's a welcome familiarity — but also sometimes a
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Jennie Smith-Peers | NCCA

Jennie Smith-Peers | NCCA | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
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A new director of NCCA is announced. She has a great background for this position.
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Millennials Show The World What They Believe 'Old' Looks Like

Millennials Show The World What They Believe 'Old' Looks Like | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Their opinions will change quickly.
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'Old' looks differently to the young- and even to ourselves.
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The Keys to Happiness

The Keys to Happiness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
There may not be a magic formula, but here’s what we know about how to get there, according to recent research and expert advice.
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James Tate’s Last Poem

James Tate’s Last Poem | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The poem appears in our new Spring issue.
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James Tate's last poem found in his typewriter. It's worth reading to remember how humor and images make a poem as well as for remembering the fine poet, James Tate.
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Sprawling Mural Pays Homage to Cairo’s Garbage Collectors

Sprawling Mural Pays Homage to Cairo’s Garbage Collectors | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
The artist eL Seed used more than 50 buildings as his canvas to celebrate the Egyptian capital’s trash collectors, who are largely viewed as second-class citizens.
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10 Ways to Ease Depression With Only Your Pen - The Gift of Writing -

10 Ways to Ease Depression With Only Your Pen - The Gift of Writing - | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I’d rather tell you I have it all figured out. How depression is behind me and I have all the answers sitting snugly in my back pocket. But that’s not how it goes with this ugly illness. It finds you in the cracks where you try to seek joy. And sometimes, you wonder if you’ll ever out-run it.

Depression is the secret that pervades many households—the one most hide away from in shame. I keep writing about it because as I learn how to catch up with, and hopefully outrun, this thing, I want to bring many others with me on the journey. And the fact that so many people do hide away makes me all the more determined to bring this thing into the light.

I’m not going to tell you depression can be cured with writing. I don’t believe there is just one cure—it’s a complex illness with different answers for everyone. But I can tell you that writing is a tool. It’s something that will help you stop running, if only for a little while.

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Gavin Umstead's curator insight, March 27, 11:12 PM
I decided reading this article on writing how is used as a tool in depression. I liked this article a lot because her motives were pure and simple. Myself having depression this article really caught my eye and for me had a lot of useful information that I can use for myself. She explains what to write about while writing for depression because and to me after trying to write for depression has been the hardest part, knowing what to write and what will be beneficial. I really appreciated how organized it was laid out being a teenage boy made is for an easier read. As well she is trying to bring this topic of depression more known because the illness specifically is more times than not, not shared often. She clearly has is a credible source to be writing on aid of depression because herself has depression.
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‘Shuffle Along’ and the Lost History of Black Performance in America

‘Shuffle Along’ and the Lost History of Black Performance in America | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Minstrelsy. Blackface. Mugging. Out of this twisted past came one of the first successful all-black Broadway musicals. Now an ambitious revival is bringing it back.
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A wonderful piece of theater history. Watch Savion Glover who is bringing this show to life again.
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