From sport to art : dawn of a new era. When the sun sets on their sporting careers, these athletic legends chase a new dream.

Together with the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Venus Williams is hosting a podcast focusing on art and landscape, reported DW.

The tennis legend is not alone in expressing herself away from the sporting arena.

From putting down their racquet to picking up a paintbrush, from hanging up their boots to bringing down the curtain, sports stars don't always take a conventional path once their careers are done.

Take Tennis legends Venus Williams or Michael Stich. Or former soccer hardman Vinnie Jones. Or the mercurial Manchester United Legend Eric Cantona. All of whom have sought a very different thrill in what they enjoyed during their sporting career.

Though she has still yet to officially retire from the sport, at the age of 43, Venus Williams is already working on a career away from tennis.

The seven-time major winner is now the host of a six-episode podcast focusing on art and landscape to accompany the exhibition : '' Widening the Lens '' : Photography, Ecology, and the Contemporary Landscape at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

The series was released on June 26. Williams is keen to underscore the legacies of artists of colour all while expanding her understanding of photography.

The exhibition is '' a deeply meaningful project that integrates art, environment and intentional storytelling,'' Williams said in a statement. '' The participating artists and thinkers you'll hear on the  Widening the Lens podcast reflect diverse, global perspectives and a vast range of backgrounds and experiences.

I am proud to help amplify their voices as they prompt us to consider new and alternative ways of relating to our landscapes through photography.''

The World Students Society thanks News Desk / The Express Tribune.


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