Visions of travel. What do they mean to you? A photograph or moving image can spark just as much inspiration and thought as visiting a distant land. And when you get to experience both? It's just icing on the visceral cake. CrushGlobal chatted with Naima J. Keith, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum, about some of her favorite pieces of art that evoke a desire to travel. "I love art because there is no right answer. We can all look at the same thing and walk away “learning” something different."
Keith always tries to include a trip to a museum, art center or gallery wherever she travels, because she believes art spaces are great places to see, touch, and experience interesting things, many times with locals. "I am constantly blown away by how artists can visually represent some of the most complex thoughts, ideas and feelings."
Here are just some of her picks for the wanderlusting art lover:
Artist: Xaveria Simmons
Work: Composition One For Score, 2010
Where I want to travel: The desert
Artist: Isaac Julien
Work: True North
Where I want to travel: North Pole
Artist: Akosua Adoma Owusu
Work: Kwaku Ananse
Where I want to travel: Ghana
Artist: Carrie Mae Weems
The Museum Series, 2006
Where I want to travel: Everywhere!!