If you like arts and culture (obviously, duh!), and you like to travel…then you would have LOVED yesterday’s Twitter chat from Travel + Leisure! At 5pm ET, T+L brought together leading cultural institutions for a Q&A on which cultural gems are lighting up the second half of 2014! See our favorite takeaways from the #TL_chat below.
T+L Q1: What exhibits or performances are new and on your radar this summer?
I haven’t made it out to @MoMAPS1‘s Rockaway! installation yet but plan to… – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun
#CharlesJames @metmuseum was heavenly! He is the best American couturier ever! – National Gallery of Art @ngadc
T+L Q2: Name a cultural influencer who is making waves this summer.
#Kara Walker. Her brilliantly curated show @ICAPhiladelphia & “A Subtlety” @DominoSugarFact was revelatory @creativetimeNYC – National Gallery of Art @ngadc
@SchoolofDoodle, an online school of creativity for girls is making big waves. – LACMA @lacma
@mistyonpointe has been inspiring the world in her new @UnderArmour ad. – Jacob’s Pillow Dance @jacobspillow
T+L Q3: Is there a city or destination that deserves to be the next culture capital? Why?
New Orleans is city packed with art & culture — I recommend seeing ‘Behind Closed Doors’ on view @NOMA1910 – Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum
#Edinburgh. Beyond @NtlMuseumsScot’s spectacular collections and exhibitions, the city hosts a magnificent festival annually. – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart
Istanbul! Check out their contemporary art biennial, Istanbul Modern Museum & independent space @salt_online – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun
T+L Q4: Which outdoor festivals or experiences are among your favorites?
@R2RFestival put on by @LMCC is a fantastic model for a dance festival. Looking forward to #ArtEverywhereUS in August! – National Gallery of Art @ngadc
We love a trip up to the outdoor sculpture park where #art meets #architecture at @art_omi – Pratt Institute @prattinstitute
T+L Q5: Any secrets (museums, performances, etc.) that you’re willing to share?
The Hessel Museum in upstate New York is off the beaten track & always great. See the superb #AmySillman show. – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun
Two “secret” spots for seeing art in LA: 356 s Mission Rd (http://356mission.com/ ) + @themistakeroom – LACMA @lacma
T+L Q6: Fall will be here soon. What cultural events are you excited about?
With Fall comes Fall fashion. This Fall we’re excited to bring the fashion back to BK with #KillerHeels http://bit.ly/bkheels – Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum
Major contemporary art shows in Asia this September. I’m seeing the @GwangjuBiennale & Yokohama Triennial. – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun
T+L Q7: What’s the best way to discover culture when you travel (local paper, mag, app, hotel concierge)?
LA has great resources for discovering arts + culture. Check out @5EveryDayLA @TheFamilySavvy @DiscoverLA @ForYourArt – LACMA @lacma
For the visual arts, @TheArtNewspaper is key. – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart
T+L Q8: What’s the most vibrant place in the world for art right now?
After NYC, Los Angeles! They have amazing museums, great art schools & affordable studio spaces for artists – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun
…Mexico City! Check out #MuseoJumex for starters: http://fundacionjumex.org/site/museojumex – LACMA
South America is hot right now for contemporary art. I’m hoping to visit São Paulo in the near future. – Metropolitan Museum of Art @metmuseum
T+L Q9: If you could travel anywhere for a cultural experience, where would you go and why?
#Matisse cutouts exhibition @Tate, on view thru Sept. 7… – National Gallery of Art @ngadc
The #Kolumba museum in Germany. It was built atop a bombed out Gothic church + 1950s chapel. – LACMA @lacma
T+L Q10: Share your most memorable cultural-travel experience.
Brooklyn Museum: Although I wasn’t there, I enjoyed following @BKLN_AfrPac‘s recent tour of Côte d’Ivoire via #CIVTrip2014 – Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum
My first visits to @ChatsworthHouse and the Vatican (@OfficialVatican) are among my most memorable experiences. – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart
Walter de Maria’s “The Lightning Field” in the snow. @DiaArtFndn – National Gallery of Art @ngadc