Cultural Roundup – Takeaways From T+L’s Twitter Chat


If you like arts and culture (obviously, duh!), and you like to travel…then you would have LOVED yesterday’s Twitter chat from Travel + Leisure! At 5pm ET, T+L brought together leading cultural institutions for a Q&A on which cultural gems are lighting up the second half of 2014! See our favorite takeaways from the #TL_chat below.

T+L Q1: What exhibits or performances are new and on your radar this summer?

I haven’t made it out to @MoMAPS1‘s Rockaway! installation yet but plan to… – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun

#CharlesJames @metmuseum was heavenly! He is the best American couturier ever! – National Gallery of Art @ngadc



T+L Q2: Name a cultural influencer who is making waves this summer.

#Kara Walker. Her brilliantly curated show @ICAPhiladelphia & “A Subtlety” @DominoSugarFact was revelatory @creativetimeNYC – National Gallery of Art @ngadc

@SchoolofDoodle, an online school of creativity for girls is making big waves. – LACMA @lacma

@mistyonpointe has been inspiring the world in her new @UnderArmour ad. – Jacob’s Pillow Dance @jacobspillow



T+L Q3: Is there a city or destination that deserves to be the next culture capital? Why?

New Orleans is city packed with art & culture — I recommend seeing ‘Behind Closed Doors’ on view @NOMA1910  Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum

#Edinburgh. Beyond @NtlMuseumsScot’s spectacular collections and exhibitions, the city hosts a magnificent festival annually.  – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart

Istanbul! Check out their contemporary art biennial, Istanbul Modern Museum & independent space @salt_online  – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun



T+L Q4: Which outdoor festivals or experiences are among your favorites?

@R2RFestival put on by @LMCC is a fantastic model for a dance festival. Looking forward to #ArtEverywhereUS in August!  – National Gallery of Art @ngadc

We love a trip up to the outdoor sculpture park where #art meets #architecture at @art_omi  – Pratt Institute @prattinstitute


T+L Q5: Any secrets (museums, performances, etc.) that you’re willing to share?

The Hessel Museum in upstate New York is off the beaten track & always great. See the superb #AmySillman show.  – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun

Two “secret” spots for seeing art in LA: 356 s Mission Rd ( ) + @themistakeroom  – LACMA @lacma



T+L Q6: Fall will be here soon. What cultural events are you excited about?

With Fall comes Fall fashion. This Fall we’re excited to bring the fashion back to BK with #KillerHeels   Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum

Major contemporary art shows in Asia this September. I’m seeing the @GwangjuBiennale & Yokohama Triennial.  – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun



T+L Q7: What’s the best way to discover culture when you travel (local paper, mag, app, hotel concierge)?

LA has great resources for discovering arts + culture. Check out @5EveryDayLA @TheFamilySavvy @DiscoverLA @ForYourArt  – LACMA @lacma

For the visual arts, @TheArtNewspaper is key. – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart



T+L Q8: What’s the most vibrant place in the world for art right now?

After NYC, Los Angeles! They have amazing museums, great art schools & affordable studio spaces for artists – Eva Respini for MoMA @curatorontherun

…Mexico City! Check out #MuseoJumex for starters:   – LACMA

South America is hot right now for contemporary art. I’m hoping to visit São Paulo in the near future. – Metropolitan Museum of Art @metmuseum




T+L Q9: If you could travel anywhere for a cultural experience, where would you go and why?

#Matisse cutouts exhibition @Tate, on view thru Sept. 7… – National Gallery of Art @ngadc

The #Kolumba museum in Germany. It was built atop a bombed out Gothic church + 1950s chapel. – LACMA @lacma




T+L Q10: Share your most memorable cultural-travel experience.

Brooklyn Museum: Although I wasn’t there, I enjoyed following @BKLN_AfrPac‘s recent tour of Côte d’Ivoire via #CIVTrip2014 Brooklyn Museum @brooklynmuseum

My first visits to @ChatsworthHouse and the Vatican (@OfficialVatican) are among my most memorable experiences. – Yale Center for British Art @yalebritishart

Walter de Maria’s “The Lightning Field” in the snow. @DiaArtFndn – National Gallery of Art @ngadc