Coming to New York for the holiday season? We’ve previously shared how to do the holiday in New York like a luxury insider. But what if you’re most interested in seeing what’s really new? New York City is always changing. That’s part of the fun! But it can be overwhelming – especially at the holidays – to see all of the brilliant new stores, important new museum exhibits and fantastic new eateries and bars. To help you navigate, here’s our list of 15 of the best new things to see (and do, and buy) in New York this Christmas for sophisticated travelers.
You can view the whimsical and dazzling glass sculptures of the artist Dale Chihuly all over the world: London, Singapore, New York, Boston, California. Even Nebraska. His work has been included in over 200 museum collections worldwide. But there is perhaps no better place to see it than in the region of his birth: Seattle. Specifically, at the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle at Seattle Center.
In a vibrant section of downtown San Francisco lies The Museum of the African Diaspora. It’s an outpost of the Smithsonian Museum dedicated the art and culture of people of African descent worldwide. Did you know that? Did you also know that just a few steps away there’s a magnificent fountain dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? We’re embarrassed to say that we didn’t. Until a recent visit to the city by the bay, during which we paid a visit to both of these wonderful places.
There’s a new museum in Seattle to celebrate the history of the Nordic people, particularly those who emigrated to the Pacific Northwest in the 19th and 20th centuries. What does that actually mean? We decided to investigate on a recent visit to Seattle. We’re happy to report that this museum is a must-see for everyone: a gorgeous space, a fascinating history lesson, and a celebration of the core values that can unite us all.
The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for The Arts highlights noteworthy events around the world in November 2018 in ballet, modern dance, performance art, classical music, opera and jazz –plus notable new art museum exhibits and installations. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here.