Articles tagged “arts and culture”

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

How a Performance Artist Is Helping a D.C. Hotel Be a Hub of Culture

Laura Powell, Skift

It's not unusual for hotels to talk about how they curate local culture into the experience. But a new hotel in Washington, D.C. is not just talking the talk, but walking the walk with this job.

3 months ago

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Luxury Hotels Want to Make You Feel Culturally Relevant

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury is no longer defined by pristine interiors and personalized service but limited knowledge-based access, distinct cultural experiences, and curated, specific references. Luxury hotels opening the doors to those experiences set themselves apart for future generations of affluent travelers.

4 months ago

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

Museums Face Overtourism Problems as They Tilt Toward Blockbuster Exhibitions

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

It's true — going to MoMA, the Louvre, or the Prado isn't enough anymore. The existence of blockbuster exhibitions is old news, but now it's easier than ever to discover and book these tours and activities.

5 months ago

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

How Mass MoCA Turned a Factory Town Into an Arts Destination

Justin Fox, Bloomberg

No revered art center is an island, not even the rural ones like Interlochen. Many cultural and educational factors converged to allow something like Mass MoCA to thrive for decades in a not-so-unlikely spot.

5 months ago

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Yves Saint Laurent Museum Opens in Marrakech Near Popular Tourist Site

Reda Zaireg , Associated Press

Marrakech is already rich in artistic attractions, but this museum could become an icon like its namesake. It's off to a good start by giving visitors more to do than just tour the galleries.

2 years ago

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Abu Dhabi Louvre Aims to Attract Affluent Tourists After Years of Delays

Zainab Fattah and Tracy Alloway, Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi is smart to integrate this museum into its tourism planning, and to think big. These days, nothing less than a world-class Louvre, Guggenheim, or Smithsonian will attract real visitation.

2 years ago

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Alabama Town Is Investing in Harper Lee Tourism to Bring Visitors

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

Considering that Lee's book has been a best seller for over half a century, you would have thought that Alabama would have jumped on this sooner. Done right, this can be a huge draw.

2 years ago