AmericanStyle lost a valuable and committed member of its team with the death of the magazine’s circulation/marketing director Susan Dunham on July 18. A resident of Lutherville, Md., she was 48 years old.Read More
Situated on the scenic Potomac River, Alexandria, Va., serves up Southern hospitality with festive flair. Just six miles south of Washington, D.C., this small colonial city seems far removed from the sobering politics of the nearby nation’s capital. Here, locals and tourists throng historic Old Town’s narrow brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets, dipping into galleries, strolling along the bustling waterfront and savoring seafood brought in fresh from the Chesapeake Bay.
To see the quilts of Gee’s Bend, you need only visit a major museum or turn on PBS. But to actually see Gee’s Bend itself always required some perseverance, and considerable time driving in rural Alabama.
Access to the isolated community recently became easier, thanks to the reopening of the Gee’s Bend ferry, which transports visitors and their cars from Camden, Ala., to the quilting hotspot.Read More
Four U.S. artists spent more than a week in Seoul, Korea, this summer courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.
“Flights of Fantasy” brought the works of Judith James, Michael James, Brad Story and Lisa Vershbow to the Seoul National University’s Museum of Art in July. The exhibition was organized by the Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program.Read More
Visit Peru, Egypt, Turkey and China … all without leaving Columbus, Ohio.
The Franklin Park Conservatory’s current exhibition, “Enchanted Express,” features a model train traveling through a miniature landscape of historical sites, from The Great Wall of China to the Egyptian Pyramids, all created from natural materials by artist Paul Busse.Read More
Thousands of tiny lights illuminate half-timbered buildings along open squares and winding streets, and the frosty tingle of December air is warmed by scents of roasting almonds and steaming pots of spicy Gl. Local choirs sing, trumpets sound from balconies, strains of a lone violin blend with laughter and the tinkle of music boxes. Big or small, a German Christmas fair—Christkindlmarkt— engages all the senses.
Did you think it was impossible to visit an environmentally friendly museum? It’s not anymore. The newly constructed Grand Rapids Art Museum has it all— from toilets that flush with collected rainwater to recyclable carpet made of corn-based plastic. It’s also the first museum to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System.Read More
With a backing of $3 million, Chicago has launched a multi-year celebration of American art.
The “American Art American City” initiative, funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, started in October and will continue through December 2008, bringing a wide array of tours, lectures, exhibitions, events and programming to 25 venues throughout the Windy City.Read More