Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.
The Musee D'Orsay and Jeu de Paume in Paris have many masterpieces of impressionism on their walls. Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, just outside Paris have his masterpieces growing and living year round. This is why I travel.
All the visual arts use light in some form, but in artist Christine Sciulli's new piece, Languid, on view at the Governor's Island Art Fair, light is the graphic kinetic tool with which she activates and shapes space.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art displays how master painters (mavericks in their day) created magical gardens -- and gowns -- using relationships between light and dark color.
I've been a fan of Yerpe's extremely cool -- one might say icily cool -- work since I first saw it in 2009. For me, a lot of what makes art good is the degree of interesting thinking I have in response to viewing it.