There's the husband-and-wife architectural team behind the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the playwright who has probably brought more Asians to Broadway and other stages than anyone else. There's also Barbra Streisand who -- at 70 -- embarked on a highly acclaimed tour this year that took her to her native Brooklyn for the first time, as well as Ang Lee, whose "Life of Pi" adaptation is widely expected to win several Oscar nominations.
Welcome to our celebration of Post 50 innovators who dared to be different in 2012. Obviously, the list could go on and on, but we picked 13 who seemed to represent a variety of disciplines -- and who never cease to amaze us with their creativity.
Take a look at our slideshow and please feel free to add your own suggestions for the most creative midlifers in 2012 in the comments.