Traveling is amazing, incomparable, and so it is because it is an experience and not just something you buy, use for a while and then get bored of. Travelling is beautiful because by doing so you are living things that you could not otherwise, you are visiting beautiful places that look better in person than in photographs, you are learning about the culture and way of living of other people, of other places. And more than that, because when you travel you are experiencing another way of living life. Whether you are visiting a luxury day spa for some much needed relaxation or going to visit a variety of romantic wedding venues, going on a holiday is always something that is worth all the wait, money and of course, travel.
For this reason, because traveling is something so beautiful and fantastic, we want to talk to you about 5 reasons why you should visit art galleries when you travel. It should be an obligatory point in your list mainly because by visiting art galleries you learn about the culture, history, perspective, personality and mentality of the people who live in the particular place where the gallery is located… but, besides that, there are other reasons – some of which, we are sure, you don’t even know of yet!
Visiting an art gallery is a good way to discover all kinds of different things surrounding history, art and nature. Art galleries are unique because they process the ability to transport us around different places and timelines. This is one of the many reasons as to why you should visit them:
They make you feel good:
Recent research has shown results of people becoming happier when they invest in actual experiences instead of the searching for art online. This is because experiences give us positive personal explanations that stay with us over time, and when we think about them, we tend to turn off the negative memories. It’s not only a relaxing trip to an art gallery, it is also a form of mental stimulation. The benefits of keeping your mind active and sharp on holiday are endless, never miss an opportunity to grow your brain capacity.
They educate you and can lead to making friends:
Exhibitions are a learning curve for classrooms for both children and adults alike. Visiting an exhibition gives you the chance to appreciate the different perspective of artists and how they interpret the world. Art galleries usually have historical stories that can inspire and educate its visitors. It is impossible to leave a gallery without feeling satisfied and having learnt something big or small. Another underrated aspect of visiting an art gallery is the form of networking it gives to you. You can find like-minded people who enjoy viewing art galleries among other things, you can find your next travel-buddy!
They allow you to travel through time:
Art galleries have the ability to do this due to the vision it has of the past, present and future. Many artists use their art to transport people between different generations of time all in an attempt to represent the themes, stories or people of the time. Art galleries show the lives of people and animals from the past through exhibitions. They also show us what will happen to our planet in the future if we are not taking care of it now.
They help to remember human mistakes and accomplishments:
In order to recognize our mistakes that we made in the past we need to see them right in front of us to make it reality. Art does this and shows it in a more touching and personal level. Anyone can make mistakes, even some of the most impressive and artsy types of people.
They allow you to escape to a different time and place:
Art galleries can take us on a journey through history to appreciate the different cultures and how humans have lived through the years. The appreciation you can gain from an experience like visiting an art gallery is something that shouldn’t be undervalued. The simple trip of visiting an exhibition showcase to see one of your favourite artists put themselves on full display can leave you feeling enhanced and teleported, whilst all the same can be said for visiting any other type of gallery or museum display.
To make the most of a visit to an art gallery we recommend that when you are in front of a work of art, you do not focus on what you see, but rather on the feelings that the artists have wanted to communicate to you: joy, sadness, love, peace, hope, bewilderment, anxiety, emotion, and so on. Remember that art is a personal perspective in which everyone sees and feels different things.
And finally, we remind you that the best part of art galleries is that you have the possibility of acquiring a work that you have liked and take it home so you can always have it with you.
There are many things to do when going on a vacation, you should start to consider visiting more art galleries as the experience is as rewarding as ever!