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11 travel features tagged “Arts & Architecture”

A desert dome that inspires rock stars and star-gazers

The acoustically perfect Integratron rises out of the dusty Mojave Desert like a UFO, embodying the extra-terrestrial elements that inspired its construction.
Read more… 08 August 2014


Localites

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


Localites

In San Francisco, modern art abounds

Despite the closure of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art until 2016, there are still plenty of opportunities to get your culture fix around the city.
Read more… 21 August 2013


The Passport blog

Pier 24, San Francisco’s fantastic photography freebie

At this warehouse-size space dedicated to photography, world-class exhibits bear the imprint of a collector’s singular vision.
Read more… 22 April 2013


Localites

San Francisco’s other bridge shines

On 5 March, the Bay Bridge will be transformed into largest LED light sculpture in the world.
Read more… 05 March 2013


Localites

Going Dutch in San Francisco

The 350-year-old Johannes Vermeer painting that acted as the muse for Tracy Chevalier’s best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring is charming visitors in the Californian city.
Read more… 18 February 2013


Los Angeles’s hidden architectural delights

Nestled between the city’s skyscrapers are spectacular buildings of structural and artistic note, ranging from Art Deco to Spanish Mission – you just have to know where to look.
04 October 2012


Localites

LA’s granite giant

The hottest exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is Levitated Mass, a 340-ton boulder whose journey from quarry to museum has made it an unlikely local celebrity.
Read more… 01 August 2012


Building the Golden Gate Bridge

The creation of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937, marked the beginning of an architectural wonder and major American icon.
21 October 2011


The Passport blog

Celebrating 35 years of Los Angeles art

More than 60 cultural institutions collaborated to create Pacific Standard Time, an unprecedented, six-month-long exploration of the Los Angeles art scene from 1945 to 1980.
Read more… 04 October 2011


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