City bound? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan announced an array of new exhibits opening the second half of this year, beginning with Kimono Style: The John C. Weber Collection. This exhibit chronicles the evolution of the kimono from the late 18th through the early 20th century.
Other new exhibitions include Water Memories, which delves into the crucial role of water to U.S. indigenous populations through works of art (opening June 23), and Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color, detailing research into ancient coloring methods used in artwork via reconstructions in color of Greek and Roman sculptures, presented alongside the original works (opening July 5).
Later this summer, the Bernd & Hiller Becher exhibition explores how these respected German artists forever influenced the trajectory of late 20th-century photography (opening July 15). The exhibition Michael Lin: Pentachrome will bring, for the first time, contemporary art to the Museum’s Great Hall escalator area (opening Aug. 15).
“The Met’s exhibition program is extraordinarily strong and varied, with everything from close examinations of the work of individual artists to large-scale thematic surveys,” said Max Hollein, Marina Kellen French director, The Met. “We are thrilled to invite audiences to the Museum to connect with deeply compelling and innovative presentations of art from the full breadth of times and cultures.”
The Met also invites visitors to enjoy music and drink specials as part of Friday and Saturday evening Date Night at The Met; a new, free bicycle valet program; and the opening of the Cantor Roof Garden, where sunset cocktails come with heady views of Central Park.
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000-acre estate of historic and charming properties, woodlands and lakes, invites visitors to its newly launched YOXMAN, a three-day, Michelin-starred dining experience. Four United Kingdom chefs come together to prepare an array of different cuisines throughout the weekend, and guests are treated to plenty of entertainment throughout the experience.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts adds to its growing collection with Rosewood Hotel Bauer, slated to open in Venice in 2025. Led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello and interior design group BAR Studio, the property will lie in the city’s historic San Marco district.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Savoy Signature Hotel Group continues to generate a buzz in international hospitality about the way its diverse portfolio shapes Madeira’s future as a destination; the brand keeps existing fans (particularly the traditional group of older British and German visitors) interested while drawing younger, more active travelers beyond the confines of Europe. The Savoy Palace, opened in 2019, took on the “legacy” mantle of a predecessor (the former Savoy Hotel) that stood on the same site, and then reopened with a lot of enthusiasm after the height of the pandemic passed.
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Acqualina Resort & Residences, located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, invites guests to enjoy its new elevated pool experience at the adult pool on the property’s north side. Surrounded by palm trees and greenery, the space welcomes guests 18 years and older to indulge in its newest amenities and features.