Remarkable Glass Wonders and Downtown Attractions In Corning, New York By Esha Samajpati Who drives four and a half hours to visit a glass museum on a Sunday? Our friends initially thought we were crazy, but pretty soon my husband’s monologue on fiber optics confirmed us as kind of geeky. Undeterred, we set off for […]
We love museums, and on every trip, we make sure to visit one or two to add some historical dimensions to our travels. Whether it’s a tiny one-room repository of local history or the dramatic sweep of a Guggenheim or Louvre, we encourage all of our readers to visit museums whenever they travel.
Spooky Switzerland: Alien Nightmares and Mystical Savages By Gary Singh Unlike some tourists, when I contemplate Switzerland, I don’t think of army knives, watches, the alps, or secret bank accounts. I think of the late psychologist Carl Jung writing about alchemy — transmuting base metals into gold as a metaphor for personal and psychological transformation. […]
Seville’s Flamenco Museum: Dancing Anger and Ache in the Heart of the City By Hunter Styles It is evening in downtown Seville. With bated breath, a seated audience fills the inner courtyard of the Museum of Flamenco Dance. The ceiling, at the top of the building’s atrium, is echoingly high. The walls are a smooth […]
By Hunter Styles A pause arrives, a breath in the music, and we witness the sudden pause in the dancer too – a wavering of the hip, the slightest thrust in chin or chest. Heartbeats, gaze rises, steps echo. A bead of sweat drops and disappears. For a moment, underneath the colored cloth, the hot […]
By Hunter Styles Flamenco: A Deep Well of Music Travelers familiar with the Andalusia region won’t be surprised to find Moorish influence woven into the design as well. Those who have walked within the Alhambra, Granada’s expansive fortress, or the Mezquita, Córboda’s cavernous mosque, may recognize in flamenco, too, traces of this unique heritage. In […]
By Susan McKee Standing in Republic Square, I could imagine myself anywhere in Europe. To my right was a sidewalk café filled with smartly dressed men and women sipping coffee and talking on cell phones. In front of me, pedestrians expertly dodged the fast-moving taxis, trucks and cars streaming past. But when I looked at […]
By Kevin McDowell As I turn onto Old Main Street in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the mile-long strip of road on which the Historic Deerfield Museum is located, it feels as if I’ve stepped back in time. Centuries-old restored houses share yards with private family homes, the architecture so traditionally beautiful that it would be hard to […]
Dallas: The Big D Offers Museums Galore and Even Places to, um, Walk! By Sony Stark Visiting Dallas Texas is like taking a crash course in cultural anthropology. No longer do you need to travel to Beijing to see great works of Chinese art or Venice, Italy, to ride a gondola or Napa Valley for […]
Washington, DC: Rhonda Bidart describes the many interesting exhibits at the sixteen museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution.