21 Feb 2017

SF MOMA

For many museums, a non-summer’s day means a peaceful wander around people-light rooms. It makes for a zen beauty experience, but it’s not too good for the museum’s bottom line. When we visited San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art this week, it was humming. There were teens co-listening to audio guides

19 Feb 2017

San Francisco Murals +

It’s not surprising that street art thrives in a city that has long celebrated creativity, rebellion and outsiders. We visited some great murals on our last visit to The City. SF Murals 1 And here are some more murals – and one pair of legs – that stood out on our

25 Oct 2016

Open Air Victoria

Victoria has been named #7 in Condé Naste’s 40 Best Cities in the World, right after Vancouver at #6. ‘As a former British colony,’ the editors write, ‘Victoria retains stately mansions and picturesque gardens perfect for walking and gazing.’ Come by ferry or seaplane and head to The Inner Harbour –

11 Oct 2016

Moonshine Studio

There is something magical about artists’ studios. The creativity is thrumming – in the decor, in the tools, in the half-finished works and in the artists themselves. Here, at Creators Vancouver, we are looking forward to going behind the studio scenes to explore the spaces where artists do their work. We

09 Oct 2016

Thanksgiving Studio Tour

The Fairy Hogmother can be proud of her birthplace. For the twentieth year, the artists of Gabriola are showing off their skills in the island’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Day One boasted heavy rain, yet visitors and locals were turning up in enthusiastic packs to meet artists in their work spaces

12 Aug 2016

@ The Whitney

If you are in New York and looking for a great half-day, work your way to The Whitney Museum in The Meatpacking District. To make it an indoor-outdoor experience, start your journey at West 34th Avenue, between 10th and 12th Avenues. There you will find a walkway – one end

24 Jul 2016

Hamilton!

I wanna be in The room where it happens The room where it happens Aaron Burr wants to be in the room when Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison hash out The Dinner Table Bargain or the Compromise of 1790. It is a highlight number in the show; Lin-Manuel Miranda calls it

22 Jul 2016

Sixties @ MOMA

The soundtrack of The Sixties still gets enthusiastic play. Which songs remind you most of this decade? Top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 Hits of the 1960s are: 1. The Twist – Chubby Checker 2. Hey Jude – The Beatles 3. The Theme From A Summer Place – Percy Faith and His Orchestra 4.

12 Jul 2016

Chicago Skyline

“Aren’t people terrified to park their cars?” “What if you hit Reverse by accident?” “I think I’ve seen a car come crashing out of that building.” As they wander amongst all of Chicago’s stunning buildings, visitors routinely stop cold to stare at the Marina Towers – the ‘Corncobs’ – and their most unusual

10 Jul 2016

Visiting American Gothic

Grant Wood was mad about sugar. This struggling, 1920’s American painter disguised his coffee with a half-cup of the sweet, sweet crystals. A bowl of lettuce, he found, was much more delicious when buried under hills of sugar. Not surprisingly, Wood spent a lot of time with his dentist, Dr. Byron McKeeby. As he