What does adventure mean to you?
“Adventure to me is a pilgrimage to a place I’ve heard about but never been. I can’t stand adrenaline and I’m lazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m not up for adventures. Mine almost inevitably involve a great work of art that requires a journey to see. Museums are all well and good (I happen to love them), but my favorite way to see art is to journey a long way to see a single masterpiece that is still in situ, where it was always meant to be. And of course, I need to discover amazing local foods along the way.”
Noah Charney is a professor of art history and an internationally best-selling author. He is the founder of the Association for Research into Crimes against Art, and writes regularly on art and culture for Salon, The Observer, and the Guardian. He lives in Slovenia with his family and hairless dog, Eyck.