Lynn Friedman Hamilton, a Ladue Horton Watkins High School 1963 alumna, is retired, but she’s not slowing down. In 2009, Lynn launched a nonprofit project, Maturity and its Muse. Now that she’s retired, Lynn has more time for her organization!
According to its website, Maturity and its Muse collaborates with other arts organizations, fashions exhibits and activities that spotlight senior artists and also creates films, books and interactive media to increase awareness of and inspire participation of seniors in the arts. The organization hosts these art-related events around the city with the goal to inspire and facilitate the aging population’s participation in the arts, and through doing so, increase their quality of life.
Town and Style interviewed Lynn about her involvement, and she explained in the article how she was able to combine her previous careers as owner of Brentwood Gallery and organizer of social group services for older adults into one rewarding venture. “The arts can keep you young in many ways,” Lynn told Town & Style. “…I like seeing people happy, and I like them having a good time.”