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Articles tagged “arts & culture”

Online Travel

The Kickstarter project that is trying to turn Times Square into an art exhibit

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world and few tourists visit without a trip to Times Square so any long-term transformation of the space has the potential to boost tourism to unprecedented heights.

The Kickstarter project that is trying to turn Times Square into an art exhibit

Tourism

Museum watch: ‘The Scream’ is on exhibit at MoMA in NYC until April

It is the most expensive artwork to ever sell at an auction at a whopping $120 million and the privately owned piece is the only version out of four originals available for public viewing in the US.

Museum watch: ‘The Scream’ is on exhibit at MoMA in NYC until April

Tourism

Singapore turns to art to argue that it’s no longer just about business

Singapore may be able to easily pull in art commerce, but attracting a vibrant artist community to a destination known for its very high prices and restrictive speech will be a much bigger challenge.

Tourism

Tourism highlighting ancient Rwandan traditions benefits locals and foreigners

The success of the locally run program not only preserves Rwandan culture and educates foreigners, but brings economic stability and jobs for the communities involved.

Tourism highlighting ancient Rwandan traditions benefits locals and foreigners

Tourism

Tracing the shadow of travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece

After a walk across Europe in the 1930s and World War II years spent kidnapping German officers off Mediterranean islands, the quintessential travel writer made Greece his home. The first complete biography of his life comes out this month.

Hotels

Marriott gets creative with its new social media campaign to capture city art

SpringHill Suites’ attempt to engage business travelers by chronicling the city art surrounding its hotels is just one of the ways the chain has leveraged art to connect with customers.

Marriott gets creative with its new social media campaign to capture city art

SkiftX

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia gets a digital makeover, just because

Whether its a legendary design like Gaudi's or Cinderella's castle at Disney World, turning architecture into a surface for digital media gives filmmakers and technicians the opportunity to bring an object to life in stunning new ways.

Tourism

The past and present sit side by side in a tea shop in Seoul

As tourism grows in Asia, there is a responsibility of both the tourist and the country to preserve the country's history, while weaving it into a future that will move the nation forward.

The past and present sit side by side in a tea shop in Seoul

Cruises

Artist recreates inside of the sinking Costa Concordia ship in New York gallery

One man's disaster is another man's inspiration. Cruise junkies fascinated by the details of the disaster can visit the exhibit in an attempt to imagine the panic felt by those aboard the ship.

Tourism

Paris’ Louvre opens its doors to radical changes that honor Islamic art

Short term, the Louvre's opening is excellent counter-programming to some more provocative religious artwork that appeared in Paris this week, while long term it's a testament to the depth of the landmark museum's permanent collection.