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317 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

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A stunning (and disturbing) exhibit

A new San Francisco collection of giant sea life sculptures is not quite what it seems.
Read more… 01 June 2014


The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.
Read more… 24 May 2014


Worldwide Weird

Bizarre body painting in Austria

Human skin becomes a blank canvas for the world’s top body painters as artists from 45 countries compete against each other in Pörtschach, Austria.
Read more… 15 May 2014


Oman’s operatic shift in sound – and sin

Muscat’s state-of-the-art opera house has hosted Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, sparking controversy – and, as other Arab countries follow suit, a shift in conservative cultures.
Read more… 09 May 2014


The United Nations of mosques

Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built to welcome the world – and has an open-door policy that harkens back to the golden age of Islam.
18 April 2014


Belfast’s bold, booming art scene

Better known for its artistry in shipbuilding, Northern Ireland’s capital is shifting its creative focus into the arena of modern art.
17 April 2014


The heart of historic Mexico City

Mexico’s revitalised capital thrums with reminders of its storied past – and of the cosmopolitan energy that characterises the city today.
03 April 2014


Berlin as a canvas

In a city that once bent to the state's will, individual expression is now a freedom to be prized for some of the world’s most talented artists.
Read more… 30 March 2014


Localites

India’s largest museum takes flight

Unveiled this month, Mumbai’s 400,000sqm new Terminal 2 hosts India’s largest museum – complete with 7,000 works and a 3.5km mural.
Read more… 26 February 2014


In Russia, contemporary art explodes from Soviet shackles

The former Soviet Union saw self-expression as a threat. But in today’s Russia, a modern art scene is emerging from underground – at the government’s invitation.
Read more… 23 February 2014


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