NEW ORLEANS WEEK<> Brand Art Gallery - dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists.
MISSION STATEMENT: Brand New Orleans Art Gallery is dedicated to representing emerging and established Southern artists with a particular focus on artists from Louisiana. We aspire to create an environment that encourages people from all walks of life to visit the gallery and meet our artists. When you enter the gallery our hope is that you are immersed in the featured artists world.
The gallery was established in August 2015 with its very first opening on White Linen Night, the Arts District of New Orleans’ gallery art walk tradition. After only a year of being open, the gallery has already exhibited over ten different local New Orleans artists, and currently represents six different artists, four of which have lived in Louisiana for over two decades, and two of which are native to the city.
Visit the Website: http://brandneworleansartgallery.com
The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city’s oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent collection of almost 40,000 art objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary strengths in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to grow. The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges.
While browsing NOMA’s collection online, you can save works of art and create your own collection! You can print your collection and use it for your own tour the next time you visit the Museum.
NOMA continues to exhibit, interpret and preserve works of art from ancient to modern times. Paintings, drawings and prints, and decorative arts survey the development of Western Civilization from the pre-Christian era to the present. Reflecting its rich historic and cultural heritage in New Orleans, NOMA has formed a comprehensive survey of African and French art. Among its French treasures is a group of works by the French Impressionist Edgar Degas who visited maternal relatives in New Orleans in the early 1870s and painted just 20 blocks from the Museum. NOMA’s collection of works by masters of the School of Paris includes paintings and sculptures by Picasso, Braque, Dufy and Miro, among others.
NOMA is in the process of adding over 10,000 pieces from the collection to this web site. The work currently on the site is a sample of what is to come. In the meantime, if visitors are interested in researching over 20,000 collection images in the NOMA library, please contact librarian Sheila Cork to make an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org/504-658-4117. Thank you for your patience!
NOMA has developed a unique Arts of the Americas collection, surveying the cultural heritage of North, Central and South America from the pre-Columbian period through the Spanish Colonial era. This collection is especially rich in objects from the great Mayan culture of Mexico and Central America, and in painting and sculpture from Cuzco, the fabulous Spanish capital of Peru. An important part of the Museum’s display of American art is a suite of period rooms featuring 18th and 19th century furniture and decorative arts.
As it has for a century, the New Orleans Museum of Art continues to be a gathering place for all those seeking to share the beauty of this extraordinary collection or world art and learn from it. NOMA engages, educates and enriches the diverse populations within, and drawn to, the New Orleans area.
Visit the Website: https://noma.org/collection
Highlights of Saxon Switzerland:
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Designpanoptikum is a "surrealist museum of industrial objects" located in Berlin, Germany.
The historical museum features utilitarian objects from the fields of medicine, film, sports, aviation, construction and industry. The focus is less on individual objects, but their arrangement and compilation. The reduction of light and the connection of objects with different rooms aim to create a large, walk-through installation. The exhibits are intentionally devoid of descriptions and instead focuses on the interaction of form and function of the items. Visitors are encouraged to handle the objects and speculate on their use.
The museum also features the Lichtbildpanoptikum, an integrated photo gallery featuring works by Vlad Korneev.
Visit the Website: www.designpanoptikum.com
<>GERMANY WEEK<> ARNDT - a pioneering connoisseur of the Berlin art scene and an expert in international contemporary art.
Established in 1994 as one the first contemporary art galleries with an international profile in former East-Berlin, in recent years ARNDT expanded its operations to the vibrant art landscapes of Asia - particularly Southeast-Asia and the Pacific region.
From 2013-2017 ARNDT had its premises in Asia’s new art hub "Gillman Barracks" in Singapore, presenting solo exhibitions and curated shows by established and emerging artists. Arndt continues to produce a range of projects and pop-up exhibitions throughout South East Asia/Manila/Yogyakarta/Jakarta and Singapore.
Please find all future exhibition schedules, addresses, timing and opening hours of upcoming exhibitions and events on our website under "Exhibitons Upcoming" and Facebook page. Over the past 28 years in the Art Business, the founder Matthias Arndt has established himself as a pioneering connoisseur of the Berlin art scene and an expert authority in the field of international contemporary art. Arndt was named a „Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” and thus inducted as a member of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Matthias Arndt is a member of the Tate Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee.
Visit the Website: http://www.arndtfineart.com
A national garden and premier horticultural attraction for local and international visitors, Gardens by the Bay is a showpiece of horticulture and garden artistry that presents the plant kingdom in a whole new way, entertaining while educating visitors with plants seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats.
The garden entertains and educates visitors with horticultural species seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from those that grow in cool, temperate climates to those native to tropical forests.
The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden, and Bay Central Garden. Bay South, masterfully planned by the UK landscape architecture firm Grant Associates, is the largest of the three. This lively and vibrant garden – with its iconic Supertrees – showcases the best of tropical horticulture and garden artistry with a mass display of tropical flowers, colourful foliage and more. The soaring tree-like structures rise to heights of 25 and 50 metres, and are embedded with sustainable energy and water technologies.
These uniquely designed vertical gardens create a “wow” factor through their display of tropical flowering climbers, epiphytes and ferns. At night, the canopies come alive with lighting and projected media. Bay South also includes the Conservatory Complex, an architectural icon showcasing sustainable energy technology and comprising two beautiful glass biomes that display plants from Mediterranean and Tropical Montane regions – and two horticultural themed gardens: the Heritage Gardens and The Worlds of Plants. The Heritage Gardens reflect the history and culture of Singapore’s main ethnic groups as well as the city-state’s colonial heritage, while the World of Plants showcases the biodiversity of plant life on our planet.
Visit the Website: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Hotel Castillo de Monda is a beautiful castle located in Monda converted into a stunning hotel. Situated just 15 minutes from Marbella Center, the hotel lends itself for weddings, corporate functions and private weekend getaways as well as relaxing holidays.
Hotel Castillo de Monda is located in the white village of Monda, in the heart of Sierra de las Nieves National Park, only 20 minutes from the gold sandy beaches of Marbella and 40 minutes from the vibrant city of Malaga.
We provide transfers from the airport upon request or if you prefer you can rent a car to have more flexibility and freedom to visit the area on your own. There is one public bus going to Monda to Marbella and back and it runs few times during the day.
There are many great things to do in and around Monda so if you plan your trip to Monda, make sure to include some of these great attractions!
Visit the Website: http://castillodemonda.com
A place of comfort and charm, our one-of-a-kind inn will welcome travelers who search for a deeper connection. From fireplaces in every room, eclectic decor, original artwork around every corner to the woody smells of piñon burning—you don’t just visit Las Palomas, you belong here.
Steps from the Plaza, discover our welcoming compound, tucked away from it all. With light-filled rooms offering comfort and charm, you’ll feel at home in Las Palomas. Some rooms have rustic wooden doors and local artwork and some have vintage mid-century furniture. While no two rooms are alike, every room is a Santa Fe sanctuary, artfully furnished with natural materials of adobe, wood, tile and leather.
Visit the Website: https://www.laspalomas.com
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details
When Canyon Road emerged as Santa Fe’s gallery district in the 1960s and 1970s, many of galleries promoted the innovative work of a new generation of artists who saw their surroundings in fresh, new ways and expressed their vision with new aesthetic ideas and techniques. Today, Canyon Road galleries represent nearly every facet of the art scene in America, and Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art exhibits eclectic, warm, fresh artists, often with a folky sensibility, particularly embracing color and texture. They delight in portraying the world we share.
This late-1890s adobe building houses a truly diverse collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, much of it with a regional and traditional approach, including impressionist New Mexico landscapes, a variety of paintings, sculpture and graphics, and whimsical bronze sculptures of burros, bats, and other animals by outstanding emerging and established artists.
Art star Nocoma Burgess is here, obviously loving colorful contrast and historical imagery. His statement is bold, proud, and direct. Craig Blietz’ representational reflections of his rural environment and all the things within this that intrigue him are here a Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art. His portraits of cattle are classically obvious and beyond beautiful – indeed, they are soulful. You will never look at them the same way. Copper Tritscheller is focused on the “misunderstood animal,” (rats! bats!) and her bronze sculptures open windows in the mind and calm neurosis.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art is classical by nature, but edgy by design. What results is a paradoxical reverence for art with playful earthiness, and sometimes acidic commentary. No stranger to the art life, owner/director Deborah Fritz also boasts GF Contemporary across the street, where she focuses more on modern and abstract works.
Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art 702 Canyon Rd., 505.986.1156
Visit the Website: Giacobbefritz.com
No, not that kind of “fetish.” In the Zuni Native American culture, this means a found rock or pebble that resembles an animal, carved to enhance the image and imbued with a spiritual power or “medicine.” These talismans have been a part of Pueblo culture for more than a thousand years and serve as empowering reminders of the human connection to nature and to the qualities the animal reflects, such as agility, perseverance, independence and survival. For instance, mountain lion medicine reminds us to establish healthy boundaries and to be a good example to others. A bear – a sacred fetish for the Zuni tribe – represents healing, protection, strength and mothering.
Keshi (pronounced kay-SHE) is the traditional greeting of the Zuni. Keshi, The Zuni Connection hosts the largest selection of authentic Zuni fetishes in the world, as well as a stunning inventory of a variety of art, pottery and jewelry. This fair trade outlet, originally established as a co-op in 1981, proudly represents the work of more than 1000 Native American artists, 95 percent of whom are Zuni.
The Zuni Tribe is distinct in many ways. The Zuni Pueblo is the largest in New Mexico, yet its people’s native tongue is unique among the languages of the world. Despite the challenges of wars, invasions and outside religious influences, the Zuni have remained undaunted in their devotion to their cultural and religious traditions. Of all the Native American tribes, the Zuni are the most widely known for their outstanding quality and craftsmanship of fetish art. Though some fetishes may be as small as a dime, they are beautifully crafted from rocks and gems, many intricately inlaid with delicate designs. Whether large or small, each carries with it a special meaning, which makes them a genuine artifact of your New Mexico journey and an ideal gift. “Petit point” jewelry is another renowned Zuni art and Keshi offers an exquisite assortment for collectors.
For fans of famed comedian and comic strip artist Ricardo Lee Cate of the Kewa tribe who is well known for his cartoon comic strip in the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Without Reservations,” Keshi showcases an assortment of original paintings. Cate’s humor is slightly twisted yet thought-provoking, always g-rated and always makes you laugh out loud with his reflections of Indian life in the modern world.
Keshi originated in 1981 with the collaboration of Robin Dunlap, then a school teacher on the Zuni Pueblo, and a small group of Zuni artists and other teachers to showcase outside the reservation the esteemed work of Zuni artists. Robin’s daughter, Bronwyn Fox-Bern, maintaining the bridge between the Zuni Tribe and the rest of the world. She attended the Zuni school where her mother taught, later completed her degree in American Cultural Studies and is now managing director at Keshi. The 800-square-foot store stands on Don Gaspar Street, in the heart of historic Santa Fe, just two blocks from the plaza. The extensive displays, coupled with the knowledgeable, friendly staff, make Keshi a place that offers you a sense of authentic connection and closeness to a deeply rooted spiritual culture and artistic heritage. Keshi, the Zuni Connection, is a must for those hoping to take home a piece of the true soul of the Southwest.
Keshi, The Zuni Connection, is open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. – 5p.m. at 227 Don Gaspar. For more information and on-line shopping, visit their website. Call Keshi at (505) 989 8728. Elah-kwa (thank you).
As uplifting for the soul as it is relaxing for the body, the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel in Zichron Ya’akov was built on the belief that when you stay with art, the art stays with you long after you leave. Designed by award-winning architect Yaakov Rechter and the vision of arts patron Lily Elstein, it is unique in Israel: a complex entirely dedicated to the arts.
Whether you immerse yourself in all the complex has to offer or venture out to discover the many attractions in our vicinity, the Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel is the perfect getaway – a place where you can experience, for a time, life as it was meant to be. We invite you to experience it for yourself.
Visit the Website: https://www.elma-hotel.com