If you love art and design, there’s a big chance you love to travel as well. All over the world, there are cities known for their cultural and artistic wealth. From modern or contemporary art, to ancient and iconic style and design. Travelling through London can be very stressful, particularly when the working day is so intense, you feel dumped at a hotel with nothing to do. Even though the hotel itself might be entertaining, being alone can make it seem more alien than it should be. It might actually hamper your enjoyment of one of the greatest cities on Earth.
Travelling away on business is rarely an enjoyable experience, especially when it involves going to another country. Aside from having to deal with all the fuss of getting from A to B, you also need to be enthusiastic and convivial to your hosts, despite the inevitable effects of jet-lag. However, there are plenty of measures available to make your business trip far more enjoyable.
Let’s look at these 6 places art and design lovers should visit in 2020
Houston, Texas has always had a reputation for its coastal and cultural abundance. It has worked hard to preserve that status in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating damage. The Texas capital city has made significant progress in recovery. It offers many local artistic offerings, including the newly expanded Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and recently opened Menil Drawing Institute. It is also home to several luxury buildings like 10-acre hotel Post Oak.
Toronto is continuing to increase its artistic contributions. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto Canada reopened after a relocation and expansion project. The public spaces of Toronto are a sight to see, with Winter Stations showcasing art at the beaches of Lake Ontario, and Nuit Blanche Toronto. This is an all-day arts festival that takes over the city.
While many prefer Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is a cultural and artistic gem in Australia. There are several fine art exhibitions and museums, such as the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art. There is also recent focus placed on investment in to the city’s hotel industry, with the opening of the W Brisbane.
A getaway to beautiful East Africa is now more convenient than ever. Kenya Airways recently launched its very first direct flight from New York City to Nairobi. For a city bursting with authentic cultural finds, such as bead workshop Kazuri, which showcases handmade jewelry and ceramic art from over 300 local women.
It is also home to OneFortyEight Giraffe Sanctuary, a former art studio turned hotel, with the original owner’s art still adorning the walls. Design lovers can also check out Designing Africa Collective, offering apparel and goods from global artists.
Helsinki, capital of Finland, is already regarded as a foremost city for art and design. With the opening of Hotel St. George. The city’s reputation for art and design is only getting stronger. The property is housed in a 19th century building and is home to more than 400 art pieces. The city’s central library Oodi is breathtakingly designed as a cloudlike structure, a masterpiece viewing the intricate inner and outer design.
Best part about Berlin is that there is wall to wall art in every part of the city. Art lovers can take a stroll down almost any street and admire street art that could quite possibly been completed the night before. The urban landscape of Berlin is most admired because artists are constantly reinventing and reimagining public spaces with new art daily.