Art, Architecture, Art, History, and More Art in Santa Fe

We knew Santa Fe would be a busy urban destination for us, filled with museums, historic buildings, and lots of different art offerings. But before arriving I don’t think we really appreciated just how much there is to see and do in this vibrant destination. In a busy 9-day stay we barely scratched the surface … Read more Art, Architecture, Art, History, and More Art in Santa Fe

Strong Southwest Vibes in Taos

On our first day visiting Taos, as our very first activity, we visited the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church (pictured above) in the small suburb of Ranchos de Taos. We reached the 18th century church via a maze of narrow, unpaved, muddy roads with Spanish names. The plaza of the church is ringed by … Read more Strong Southwest Vibes in Taos

Learning About Street Art in Wynwood

For anyone familiar with Miami 20+ years ago, the phrase “Wynwood Art District” is pretty startling. For many decades Wynwood was an industrial area, located just north of the historically black Overtown community and sandwiched between I-95 to the west and a massive rail yard serving the Florida East Coast Railway to the east. It … Read more Learning About Street Art in Wynwood

Big Heads and Other Monumental Art

Based on the level of snark in my post about the Perez Art Museum, you might think we dislike abstract art. Not so! We love — and own — plenty of abstract pieces. What we don’t have is any deep understanding of the sophisticated hidden meanings in the non-representational pieces. We either like the pieces … Read more Big Heads and Other Monumental Art

Perez Art Museum Miami: Stellar Architecture

One of the most interesting of the newer buildings in Miami is the spectacular home of the Perez Art Museum Miami (map). Situated in Museum Park, east of Biscayne Boulevard at NE 11th Street, the museum shares a site — and a convenient Metromover stop — with the new home of the Frost Museum of … Read more Perez Art Museum Miami: Stellar Architecture