Another of my favorite travel activities is to visit local art museums. Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum is a gem. The fabulous art deco building includes a center courtyard and fountain constructed entirely of colorful, hand made tiles---worth the price of admission alone. There is also a soaring Dale Chihuly installation that uses components that are similar to those in his tremendous chandeliers, but with a different construction technique. We specifically went to the museum to view a traveling exhibit called "Legends of the West." It was an opportunity to view five paintings by one of our favorite painters, Maynard Dixon.
Dixon tends to emphasize the huge sky of the western landscape. And although his subject matter is somewhat romanticized, his flat, graphic style give his images a more modern look as opposed to, say, Charles Russell's hyped melodramas. Google image of Dixon's "Clouds on the Mountain".
For me, travel is always a time of awakening and rejuvenation. Absolutely the best cure for cabin fever!