Aspen’s new downtown art museum – designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect – has just opened – with celebratory fireworks and commissioned exhibitions from a noted Chinese artist. Oh yes, and also protests, calls for boycotts and controversies about tortoises, iPads and height restrictions.
Guest blogger Gail Sachson visits with the hotel’s latest artist in residence.
Inside the New Cities Summit, the think-tankish talk-talk about our urban future that’s going on in Dallas, there’s a smaller conference about arts districts. And however big-idea they both might seem, they are, essentially, old-style trade shows. That’s a good thing.
Probably not. But mostly because of who their customers are, says The New Yorker.
Who’s that, you ask? Well, more than 26 million people have visited his best-known landmark, a building that received a ‘design of the decade’ award (for the ’60s) and in the ’90s received a 25-year award for excellence.
Members of Denton-born jazz collective Snarky Puppy woke up Grammy winners. They share the award for Best R&B Performance with Lalah Hathaway. First time you’ve heard of this band? You aren’t the only one.
It was considered seriously endangered because of repeat floodings by a New Jersey river. Built in 1954, the house is a gorgeous example of Wright’s later ‘Usonian’ style.
Find out how you can get a sneak peek of the upcoming movie, ‘The Monuments Men.’
The museum store is hopping across the street, and we’ll be able to hop straight into the Crow from the sidewalk – right into a new gallery.
Time to put on your walking shoes with this week’s Spotlight.