Located in a quaint little downtown district, the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY brings a taste of the American West to the Finger Lakes.
Thanks to the growing art, music, and fine dining scene, Calgary has developed as Alberta’s cultural hub. Sitting at the center of this young and rapidly growing city is Hotel Arts. As Calgary’s first boutique hotel of it’s kind, it serves as a great downtown location for taking in what the city has to offer. By combining the white hat service Calgarians are legendary for with beautiful fine art in a luxury environment the team at Hotel Arts in Calgary have put together a destination that is truly unique.
Adjacent to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a gem of a place called the American Visionary Art Museum. The building itself is hard to miss and immediately grabs your attention as you make your way around the harbor. The AVAM promotes Visionary Artists. What is visionary art? Well…the museum’s mission statement says that “Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.” In other words, “passionate people doing things that create a fire in their soul”. This museum quickly turned out to be my all-time favorite art museum to date. The works were raw and titillated all of my senses. Everything in the building (and it’s outskirts) was so colorful and catching to the eye. The AVAM is a Baltimore staple, a “must-see” attraction. Don’t miss it!
I open the door of Charmed Life and quietly walk into the room. I hear the faint “ZZzZzzzzZZZz” and it chills me to my bones. The hairs raise up on the back of my neck and I start getting that butterfly feeling deep in my belly. The clean antiseptic smell enters my nostrils and my heart starts thumping. Do you know what time it is boys and girls??? It’s time for some epic new ink! :D
Salvador Dali has long been one of my favorite artists. His profound works challenged the status quo and completely altered the face of modern art. What impresses me the most though, is his range as an artist. Even though his most famous works were masterpieces depicting a surreal world, he excelled in several other genres as well. The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fl houses one of the largest Salvador Dali collections in the world and is a journey through his entire career. It’s a must see attraction if you are visiting the Tampa Bay area and we highly recommend visiting.