Be Part of Our Tribe!

Get weekly updates on stories and upcoming special events.


Museum Quality: The Fine Art of Aging

NextTribe hotflash lifestyle midlife women in art


More, please: The exhibit “Aging Pride” currently on display at Vienna’s Belvedere (we know, not exactly around the corner) gives us reason to cheer. Instead of gathering images of youth, the curators have assembled a rich show of almost 200 works that reflect images of older age.

Canvases by household-name artists—Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas—are mixed in with those by creative talent that is less familiar to American ears, but the mission of the show is one we all can get behind. It attempts to counter the belief that, “These days, the aging process is seen as a deficiency in the public eye. Terms such as ‘anti-aging’ give the impression that aging is something pathological.”

There are self-portraits of not-so-taut skin, like the one by Maria Lassnig, shown watching a butterfly, that make use see that a sense of wonder in the world around us isn’t limited to childhood. There is a seductive photograph of actor Helen Mirren in the bathtub, by Juergen Teller, that proves that sex appeal doesn’t end at age 40. Together, the works reflect the diversity and intensity of life in one’s later years, and brings those at midlife and beyond into the spotlight.

While a jaunt to Vienna before the show closes on March 4th may not be in the cards, take a look at photos and videos here to absorb some of its poignance and power.

Janet Siroto

Cover image by Alex Katz

Leave a Reply

Notify of

More Lifestyle

a female doctor can save your life

When Seeing a Female Doctor Can Save Your Life

You’ve heard that heart disease is striking American women in growing numbers—and that our symptoms are different than those in men. For instance, men experience heart attacks as you see them in the movies—intense chest pain—while women get milder precursors such as indigestion and pain in the jaw, arms and back.

> Read More

Linda Hamilton's New Movie: She's Baaaack in the Terminator Reboot | NextTribe

The Terminator Reboot: She’s Ba-ack!

It won’t arrive in your local movie theater till November 2019, but everyone’s favorite sci-fi screamfest, The Terminator, is reloading. Linda Hamilton – whose biceps inspired a million gym memberships back in the day – returns as Sarah Connor.

> Read More

email icon

Subscribe to the Tribe!

We will only use your email to send you a weekly digest of new stories posted on the site and occasionally to let you know about special events. But that’s it. Period. Cross our hearts.
link to cool NextTribe goodies in our store
©2018 NextTribe

Sign Up Today! Receive "Loving the Skin You're In"

Each week, we’ll inspire you with engaging videos, original stories, expert interviews, timely news, exclusive offers and so much more!