What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word USA? Is it the Big Apple – New York, Sin City – Las Vegas or the Silicon Valley. Sadly, few travelers associate the country for its rich Art and Craft ethos. But thankfully, there are tons of spots all around the country. If you are an art connoisseur, these are the places to go in US.
- New York City
The leading place to see art just in terms of the biggest collection ranging from the classical period to the modern times is the city of New York. This vivacious city houses the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art (MoMa). These three establishments cover the history of art and contemporary culture. Look no further if you are in a rush and want to verse yourself in the art scene. New York City is the place to head for and get arty.
- New Orleans
The alluring charm of this city might seduce you with its vibrant music and food smorgasbord. But it is a destination for you, especially if your curiosity is towards contemporary art with a touch of modern political awareness. Besides the chic streets, shops and buildings, the art triennial, Prospect New Orleans, started in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has upped its game. There are installations, exhibitions and performances gently prodding you into various parts of the city which entwine with its mixed Caribbean, European and African culture.
- Los Angeles
Giving competition to New York City, Los Angeles has a wide choice for you to choose from impressive collections housed in Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the Getty Villa and the Getty Center, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. LACMA has 142000 objects on display with a bent towards engaging new thought and interpretation on all forms of art. The Geffen Contemporary in the historic Little Tokyo district offers a huge 40,000 sq. ft of exciting exhibition space. Oil millionaire Paul Getty’s collection of antiquities is stored in the Getty Villa while the Getty Center has a heavenly view, beautiful spaces and a comprehensive collection of artistic pieces of Western civilization.
Beyond the beautiful beach revelries, Miami has quickly become a flourishing space for art. The annual Art Basel celebrations are a huge factor. There are other centers like the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami opening up to exciting experimentations in art and ideas. The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a 50,000 sq. ft converted warehouse full of sculpture, video and photography. The biggest private collection of art, the Rubell Collection, has a wide range of contemporary art bought by the couple, Don and Mera, to enthrall an art.
The windy city has a plethora of art waiting in every corner. Art Institute of Chicago has a substantial impressionist collection. Then the south side districts of Hyde Park, Bridgeport and Pilsen bring a showcase for young and emerging artists. National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture is one of the few places to present a regular exhibition of this rich history and culture.
After reading about the wonderful locales waiting for you, you know the best enjoyment of life is through art and travel. Buy a ticket on Airtkt.com and fly to a wonderful art filled vacay.