The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers. As part of its commitment to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity with wide audiences and promoting its cultural identity in the international art world, Istanbul Modern hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities.
The Bahamas’ Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation in Nassau’s downtown historic district re-opened this week following a December 2011 fire that gutted Venue House, the historic building that housed the Museum.
Dedicated to chronicling the Bahamas’ history of slavery and emancipation, the Museum re-opened Nov.1 with “Wade in the Water,” an exhibit on the Peter Murrell, a slave ship that wrecked in the Bahamas in 1860 said Kim Outten Stubbs, chief curator of the Bahamas’ Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC), in a Bahamas Weekly interview.
Two years have passed since officials at AMMC and the Downtown Nassau Partnership announced a $1.7 million restoration of the Museum, established in 1992 at Vendue House, a single-story arcaded structure considered Nassau’s oldest building. Vendue House was listed among Nassau’s public buildings in 1784 and is thought to date from the 1760’s.
While 90 percent of the museum’s artifacts were saved from the fire, including rare books on slavery plus slave shackles, cloth dolls, coins and West African trading beads, the 2011 blaze severely damaged the Museum building and sections of Bay Street including the Old Nassau liquor store building, another historic structure.
The fire started at the site of Nassau’s straw market tent, a temporary facility built following another large-scale fire in 2001 that destroyed the original straw market facility, an iconic Bahamas attraction. Straw market vendors finally re-gained a permanent home in late 2011 with the opening of a permanent, $12 million Straw Market building on Bay Street.
Incredibly, the Museum had already been heavily damaged just over one year earlier in a May 29, 2010 blaze that also razed the Ministry of Tourism building.
Alicia Oxley, an architect at the Museum, said AMMC partnered with the Bahamas’ the Ministry of Works to complete the restoration, which replicated the museum’s original design while adding several upgrades.
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The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is pleased to present “Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views,” an exhibition which brings together brilliant paintings of the stark landscape and spectacular color at Ghost Ranch, one of her New Mexico homes and the site of O’Keeffe’s most famous landscape paintings. The exhibition is the second in a series, following “Georgia O’Keeffe: Abiquiu Views,” which included works inspired by her other New Mexico residence, in Abiquiu.
“This exhibition demonstrates the significance of her homes as a source of artistic inspiration,” says Robert A. Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “O’Keeffe valued the remarkable landscapes of New Mexico, and made locations like Cerro Pedernal iconic.”
The exhibition, which continues until March 22, 2015, includes paintings of the landscape, as well as images of bones and flowers often juxtaposed against the land and sky, among her most distinct and original contributions to American modernism. It includes works such as Red Hills and White Flower (1937), Untitled (Red and Yellow Cliffs) (1940), and Pedernal (1945). The featured paintings date from the 1930s and 40s. During this period, she experimented with simplified abstractions and complex compositions in which bones and flowers float above the horizon of the Cerro Pedernal (Flint Hill), the distinctive mountain she could see from her Ghost Ranch home. It was twelve miles away, but it became an intimate view as she painted it repeatedly, referring to it lovingly as “my mountain.”
O’Keeffe first visited the ranch in 1934 and made it her summer home in 1940. The house offered her immediate access to the nearby red hills, great cliffs, and dry arroyos. “At the back door are the red hills and the cliffs and the sands—the badlands. I go out my back door and walk for 15 minutes and I am some place that I’ve never been before, where it seems that no one has ever been before me,” she wrote.
O’Keeffe collected countless bones on her long walks through the rocky terrain. In addition to making them the subject of her paintings, the artist employed bones to explore the spatial relationships of near and far. After a decade of depicting bones as the focus of her work, O’Keeffe began to employ bones as a lens to frame a view, a conceptual move that prompted two of the paintings in the exhibition: Pelvis IV (1944) and Pelvis Series, Red with Yellow (1945).
Long after O’Keeffe had painted her last landscape, the Ghost Ranch house and the vast landscape served as a sanctuary where she continued to enjoy walks until late in her life.
The Museum is currently also exhibiting “Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line / Trazando una Línea Cosmopolita,” open until January 18, 2015.
ABOUT GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM:
To inspire all current and future generations, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education, and research. Opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1997, the Museum counts O’Keeffe’s two New Mexico homes as part of its extended collection. The Museum’s collections, exhibitions, research center, publications and educational programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve a diverse audience. For more information, please visit http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/
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Ram’s Head, Blue Morning Glory, 1938
Oil on canvas
20 x 30 (50.8 x 76.2)
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Gift of The Burnett Foundation (2007.01.024)
© Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
2015 will begin with a real bang: from 8 February until 28 June 2015, Fondation Beyeler will be presenting “Paul Gauguin”, its most ambitious exhibition since the gallery was opened. It has taken six years to prepare, and features the artist’s self-portraits and spiritual images from Brittany, as well as his world-famous paintings created in Tahiti. Basel Tourism is delighted that this spectacular exhibition will once again make Basel a hotspot for art connoisseurs this coming spring, and hopes that you too will take the opportunity to pay us a visit. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
“Paul Gauguin” at Fondation Beyeler, 8 February to 28 June 2015
The exhibition at Fondation Beyeler will display the works of one of the most famous and fascinating painters of all time. No other artist has taken such a long and adventurous route on the search for himself and for new artistic expression. In the process, the Frenchman discovered a new form of sensuality, exoticism, originality and freedom for modern art. The prestigious gallery in Riehen will be displaying his finest masterpieces from 8 February 2015.
Further exhibition highlights in Basel’s museums
Alongside the Gauguin exhibition at Fondation Beyeler, you can also pay a visit to many more interesting special exhibitions at Basel’s museums in spring. The Museum für Gegenwartskunst will provide a new setting for masterpieces from Kunstmuseum Basel with its exhibition “Cézanne to Richter” from 14 February 2015. And the Vitra Design Museum will be presenting a fascinating exhibition about contemporary design in Africa with “Making Africa” from 14 March 2015.
The museum is the first national museum in Canada’s history to be located outside the National Capital Region and is also the first in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.
The unique building includes eleven dynamic galleries which include exhibits such as ‘Indigenous Perspectives’, one of those most dramatic galleries in the museum featuring a circular theatre created from wooden slats which will showcase a 360 degree film and serve as a space for storytelling and discussion on Aboriginal views of humanity’s responsibilities to each other and the land. Also featured is the ‘Breaking the Silence’ exhibit, which explores the role secrecy and denial in atrocities around the world.
The museum will be officially opened with a symbolic ceremony through a joint partnership between the museum and Parks Canada. Stones from the farthest reaches of the country will be placed at points along a circle and once the final stone is placed the museum will be declared open. CMHR President and CEO Stuart Murray said “The stones represent the stories and contributions from across the country that made the CMHR possible. They also symbolise the strong foundation on which the museums visitors will build the next chapter in Canada’s human rights history“.
Parks Canada hand gathered stones from National Parks and national historic sites from some of the farthest points across the country including Newfoundland, Vancouver Island, Ontario and Nunavut. The Central stone in the circle has been gathered from Manitoba’s very own Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Across the opening weekend a number of special free events will be taking place to celebrate the museums opening with the highlight being a free outdoor concert featuring some of Canada’s top music talent. All the celebrations from the opening events will be featured on the Canadian Museum of Human Rights website www.humanrights.ca
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, scheduled to open in December 2014, is a new centre that will be dedicated to the celebration of the American West.
Situated in the heart of Scottsdale’s historic downtown, the museum will immerse visitors in western art and culture with experiential and participatory exhibitions. With a philosophy that aims to illuminate the past to shape the present, the museum will become an entertainment and learning centre for all ages. Renowned for its art and culture, visitors to Scottsdale can also experience more than 70 public artworks and almost 100 galleries across the city, plus explore cutting edge works at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Galleries, museums and a stately home across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire − Nottingham Contemporary, Chatsworth, Derby Museums and The Harley Gallery, Welbeck − have joined together to create a contemporary reinterpretation of The Grand Tour. With a focus on attracting visitors and growing cultural tourism, the project will feature unique artistic and architectural riches of the region, presented over two seasons, July-September 2015 and March-June 2016.
Contemporary artists Pablo Bronstein, Turner Prize-winner Simon Starling, Rose English, Peter Blake and architect Rem Koolhaas, have been invited to create and present work for the Grand Tour.
Taking its name from the formative cultural experience of the 18th century gentleman, this modern day Grand Tour will reveal hidden treasures from private collections, juxtaposing them with contemporary art exhibitions across the four venues so that they are seen in a new light. A number of pieces from the Baroque and Enlightenment periods of the collections at Derby Museums, Chatsworth and Welbeck, which until now have been housed out of sight, will go on display to the public.
Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire will be working closely with the four venues to encourage new visitors to the region. The Grand Tour is a groundbreaking example of cultural tourism that will showcase the region’s astonishing wealth of art, architecture and landscape to a new generation of local, national and international visitors.
Funding for The Grand Tour was awarded to Nottingham Contemporary as part of the joint Arts Council England and VisitEngland Cultural Destinations programme, which supports arts and cultural organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that aim to maximize the impact arts and culture has on local economies, with further support from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.
Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary, said:
“The Grand Tour played a major role in shaping the world-famous art collections, architecture and landscape of this region. Grand Tourists transformed British taste by bringing home with them a fascination with the culture of the ancient world, and its influence on the artistic innovations of the day. Our own Grand Tour builds on this history through exhilarating encounters between leading contemporary artists and these world-class collections. Contemporary art will shed a new light on the cultural riches of the region through a new Grand Tour that is completely of its time.”
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, said:
“We know that art and culture are amongst the top reasons tourists choose to visit England. We offer world class museums and galleries as well as celebrated theatres and orchestras. Arts Council and VisitEngland’s investment through the Cultural Destinations programme is supporting arts organisations to work in partnership with the local tourism sector, to really make the most of England’s superb cultural offer. This contemporary interpretation of the Grand Tour will offer visitors to the East Midlands a fascinating experience of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, giving them a great opportunity to discover hidden collections and great modern art.”
James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland, said:
“As one of a number of projects aimed at driving local economic growth through developing the arts and cultural offering in England, The Grand Tour is a welcome and innovative addition to the Cultural Destinations programme. It is fantastic to see these local museums, galleries and artists come together with the two destination management organisations to enhance the cultural and visitor appeal of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.”
The Grand Tour Season One, July – September 2015
Pablo Bronstein at Nottingham Contemporary and Chatsworth
This unique collaboration sees Pablo Bronstein work with and in response to the extraordinary collections at Chatsworth. Bronstein will curate an exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, displaying historical items from Chatsworth at the contemporary art gallery alongside a range of his original drawings. Delft porcelain, 17th and 18th century silverware, Old Master drawings and paintings, furniture and sculpture from the Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth will be exhibited across the four galleries at Nottingham Contemporary.
Bronstein has been commissioned to make a series of new work in wide-ranging media in response to Chatsworth and its historic collection, which will be displayed in Chatsworth’s New Gallery. The artist will also curate a selection of Old Master drawings from the Devonshire Collection, alongside a new drawing of his own in the Old Master Drawings Cabinet.
Rem Koolhaas at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck
This is a rare chance to see part of Koolhaas’ exhibition Elements of Architecture at the grand country estate that influenced the work. Elements of Architecture explores the vast underground ballroom and tunnels at Welbeck, which were built by the 5th Duke of Portland in the 19th century, presenting theories about this mythologized architecture through film and photography. The work looks at the fundamentals that make up any building, and was part of Koolhaas’ acclaimed exhibition as curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. Koolhaas described the work as his own grand tour of architecture.
The Joseph Wright Collection, Derby Museums
As part The Grand Tour, the new Joseph Wright Institute in Derby Museum and Art Gallery will present Wright Revealed – an insight into the restoration and conservation of the works of Joseph Wright of Derby, one of Britain’s most popular artists.
The Grand Tour Season Two, March – July 2016
Simon Starling at Nottingham Contemporary and Derby Museums
Derby Museums will present an exhibition dedicated to Joseph Wright of Derby’s formative years in Italy, alongside work by Simon Starling. To coincide with the Derby exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary will present a major exhibition of work by Simon Starling building on his fascination with the interrelationships between culture, industry and the natural world, like Wright before him.
The opening of the new Harley Gallery at Welbeck
The new gallery will house changing displays of The Portland Collection, one of the country’s great aristocratic art collections, much of which has never been on public display before. Highlights include one of the finest collections of miniatures, English portraiture, silverware and equestrian art, many of which were amassed by the family when travelling on their own Grand Tours.
Peter Blake at the Harley Gallery
Blake will curate a display of miniatures from The Portland Collection, which has one of the largest and most significant privately owned collections of miniatures in the country. The display will be accompanied by an exhibition of collages from Blake’s The World Tour series.
Rose English at the Harley Gallery
Rose English, a seminal figure in British performance art, will present a selected retrospective of her work, focusing on equestrian culture, together with new work. The selection will be inspired by William Cavendish, who was a leading figure in horsemanship in the 17th century and built the first riding school at Welbeck.
Three international exhibitions and complementary programming set to inspire visitors – ArtScience Museum will bring visitors on a journey to explore the world of photography through the Art and Science lens. Presenting the season of Art and Science of Photography, the museum will be hosting three unique photography exhibitions that allow visitors to capture the artists’ distinctive takes on cultural and social developments.
“Photography is the perfect combination of art and science where the artist conveys his world views through technology. The proliferation of smartphones and software applications has made taking photos a big part of our lives. Through this season, we hope to inspire our visitors with the stories behind the photographers’ works and to explore the artistic approaches used to present their views. Complementing the season is a series of guided tours, workshops and symposium to raise the appreciation of photography,” said Ms. Honor Harger, Executive Director of ArtScience Museum.
ArtScience Museum is a key venue of the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) hosting two exhibitions – Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography and An Ocean of Possibilities. The ongoing Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005 rounds up the trio of photography exhibitions.
“We are excited to partner ArtScience Museum in the biggest ever SIPF this year. SIPF stays true to its mission in breaking new ground for photography in Singapore, continuing to promote ingenious collaborative showcases which we can share with all photography enthusiasts in the region,” said Ms. Gwen Lee, Director of SIPF.
Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography
22 August – 2 November 2014
Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography is a specially curated exhibition showcasing the works of both well-established as well as emerging Chinese photographers. For the first time ever, seven Chinese contemporary artists – Wang Qing Song, Yang Yongliang, Wei Bi, Zhang Dali, Liu Xiaofang, Maleonn (Ma Liang) and Wang Ningde – will be exhibiting together under one roof. The exhibition, comprising over 60
photographs, highlights each artist’s individualistic artistic approach and personal experience of China’s modernisation process.
Their body of work features issues such as globalisation, environmental crisis, population displacement and state propaganda. The works of Liu Xiaofang and Maleonn, for example, reflect their fantasies, childhood memories, unfulfilled dreams as well as desires. WeiBi’s photographs highlight the simple charms of communal village life while Yang Yongliang creates futuristic panoramas that bridge tradition and modernity.
Please refer to Appendix I for information on the seven artists.
An Ocean of Possibilities
31 October – 28 December 2014
An Ocean of Possibilities is an international open call partnership between SIPF and the renowned Noorderlicht International Photofestival in Netherlands.
Featuring approximately 250 photos by 30 artists from 20 countries, An Ocean of Possibilities comprises curated individual series that focus on social developments. The exhibition turns the spotlight on the people who challenge themselves in search of unconventionalities to plot their own course and change the status quo. They may be individuals, small communities and businesses who set out to realise a better future, not only for themselves but also for others.
The exhibition will be presented at ArtScience Museum after the Noorderlicht International Photofestival.
Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005
Now – 19 October 2014
Rounding up the exhibition component for the photography season at ArtScience Museum is the ongoing Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005. Featuring close to 200 photographs, the exhibition provides a unified narrative of Annie Leibovitz’s private life against the backdrop of her public image. At the heart of the exhibition is the personal memoir of Annie Leibovitz, documenting a particular timeframe within her life, including the loss of close relations, birth and childhood of her three daughters, family vacations, reunions, and close friends.
Programming during the Season
The Art and Science of Photography season would not be complete without a series of interactive activities to enhance the experience of all photography enthusiasts. Visitors can choose to join the complimentary guided tours for the exhibitions – Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography and Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990- 2005, or watch the Darkroom Developments demonstration, where the process of developing negatives from 35mm film is presented by a professional photographer. They can also learn to develop photographs using traditional darkroom techniques and equipment at the From Negative to Print workshop. In conjunction with the 4th edition of SIPF, talks and symposiums will also be organised as part of the season. More information on the programming will be available at a later date.
Visitors can enjoy an exclusive free preview of Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography on 21 August during ArtScience Late, the museum’s one-night only free monthly performances. Season pass tickets to the three photography exhibitions at ArtScience Museum are available for sale at ArtScience Museum Box Office from 6 August to 19 October 2014. Please refer to Appendix II below for more ticketing information.
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is known as the museum that celebrates creativity, the processes at the heart of art and science, and their role in shaping society. The museum seeks to understand what drives creative people, how they acquire and use their skills, and how the world around us is changed because of it. ArtScience Museum presents exhibitions and programmes to deliver these stories using a combination of beautiful design, intriguing content and intellectual discussion, in order to inspire the creativity in all of us.
Featuring 21 gallery spaces totaling 50,000 square feet, the boldly iconic lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum is also the premier venue for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world. Since it opened in 2011, ArtScience Museum has been home to some of the best-attended exhibitions in Singapore, including “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition”, “Harry Potter: The Exhibition”, “Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal”, “Dali: Mind of a Genius”, “The Art of the Brick” and “Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb”. Recent exhibitions include “Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition”, “The Little Black Jacket” and “Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction”. “Annie Leibovitz A Photographer’s Life 1990-2005” is currently showing at ArtScience Museum.
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013. This recognition places the museum amid a select group of attractions that have been recognised by worldwide travelers for providing outstanding tourist experiences.
About Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Marina Bay Sands is the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. It features large and flexible convention and exhibition facilities, 2,560 hotel rooms and suites, the rooftop Sands SkyPark, the best shopping mall in Asia, world-class celebrity chef restaurants and an outdoor event plaza. Its two theatres showcase a range of leading entertainment performances including world-renowned Broadway shows. Completing the line-up of attractions is ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, which plays host to permanent and marquee exhibitions. For more information, please visit www.marinabaysands.com
About Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is a biennial gathering of minds from around the world with the common pursuit to advance the art and appreciation of photography. It aims to be a much needed arena for critical thought and academic discourse on photography in Southeast Asia. SIPF will also function as
a key platform to discover, nurture, and propel Southeast Asian photographers onto the international stage. Through its satellite programmes, the festival hopes to engage the public and cultivate a larger audience. At the core of SIPF is a firm belief that photography can be enjoyed by all.
Denver Hotel Package that includes VIP Admissions to the Denver Art Museum’s Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century ExhibitionSeptember 3, 2014 on 2:23 pm | In Museums, Plains States, Rockies, Webbandstand | Comments Off
Hyatt Hotels of Denver Downtown, downtown Denver, Colorado hotels Grand Hyatt Denver and [Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, welcome BrilliaCartier nt: in the 20th Century November 16, 2014-March 15, 2015 with value-added packages that make seeing the highly anticipated exhibition easy. Located only blocks from the Denver Art Museum, each of these AAA Four Diamond Hyatt packages include an overnight stay in a newly refreshed accommodation and two VIP quick admissions. As official hotel partners of the exhibition, the tickets are untimed and undated and allow immediate access with no standing in line and no advanced reservations required.
Hyatt Regency Denver’s Brilliant Cartier Package includes two VIP admissions to the exhibition and two cocktails in the hotel’s 27th floor Peaks Lounge overlooking the Mile High City and the Colorado Rockies.
Grand Hyatt Denver’s Grand Cartier Package includes two VIP admissions to the exhibition and complimentary hotel valet parking for one car.
These Denver hotel packages are offered November 16, 2014-March 15, 2015 starting at $153 per room. Reservations may be made by calling toll-free (800) 233-1234 or by visiting the hotel’s Offers page at http://www.downtowndenver.hyatt.com . (The packages are subject to availability; the Denver Art Museum is closed on Mondays.)
About Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century
From czars to American heiresses, from aristocrats to business leaders to stars of the stage and cinema, literally the “who’s who” of the 20th century, Cartier’s rise took place in the context of an increasingly cosmopolitan cultural scene. The Denver Art Museum is pleased to present a worldwide exclusive exhibition that is a chronicle of seven decades of design, from the 1900s through the Roaring ‘20s to 1975. It is comprised of 250 pieces of jewelry, timepieces and objects. A special section focuses on masculine items offering a rare look at pieces Cartier created just for men. The renowned exhibition brings together an assortment of Cartier’s greatest works in the midst of the era’s most historical events.
About Hyatt Regency Denver
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is one of the region’s largest hotels. Sleek and contemporary in design, it is adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center. The recently completed $23 million guest room refresh was designed with a décor that captures the essence of being where the mountains meet the plains. With special emphasis on state-of-art technology, each accommodation features the convenience of LCD Smart 46 inch televisions and high-speed Internet along with comfortable work stations. A 6,700 square foot fitness center is further enhanced by Spa Universaire, an indoor lap-pool and outdoor sun deck and whirlpool. In addition to Altitude Restaurant, Hyatt Regency Denver provides two lounges: Strata Bar located in the lobby and the 27th floor Peaks Lounge overlooking the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Perks Coffee & More provides the convenience of being open 24-hours. The hotel features over 60,600 square feet of versatile meeting and event space.
About Grand Hyatt Denver
Grand Hyatt Denver has also recently completed a $28 million renovation. Its unique lobby features lineal stacked fireplaces set in chiseled stone on a 29 foot high wall, a focal point for arriving guests. Grand Hyatt Denver provides 516 spacious, newly redesigned accommodations. Each boasts high-speed Internet access, well-lit work stations and the Hyatt Grand Bed. Grand Hyatt Denver offers one of downtown Denver’s only rooftop jogging tracks and tennis courts, a complement to its indoor pool that adjoins a 24-hour health club, all of which are free to Hyatt guests. [Pub 17 on Welton Street, a Sunset Magazine Editors’ Pick, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features “Happy Hour” daily along with a selection of over 50 Colorado microbrews. In-room dining is available around the clock. Grand Hyatt Denver’s over 52,600 square feet of flexible meeting and event space features five large ballrooms including the renowned Pinnacle Club. From its lofty perch on the 38th floor of the adjoining office tower, the entire Rocky Mountain front range is clearly visible through floor to ceiling windows.
Both hotels are ideally located one short block from the 16th Street Mall, a well-known pedestrian promenade in the heart of the Mile High City. Hyatt Hotels of Denver Downtown are each recipients of numerous recognitions including Trip Advisor’s Certificates of Excellence and Meetings and Conventions Magazine Gold Key Award.
For news and information, visit the Hyatt Hotels of Denver Downtown press blog at: http://www.downtowndenverhyatts.com
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. Virginia City, Nev., located 25 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, takes its most popular hashtag and brings it to life with Flashback Fridays Free Museum Day. Seventeen museums are located within this small historic Comstock town and on the first Friday of the month of Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3, all are open free.
“The responses to our weekly Facebook and Twitter Flashback Friday posts are tremendous and as a community steeped in history, we thought, ‘how can we leverage this to educate our visitors,’ and this event was born,” Deny Dotson, tourism director for the Virginia City Tourism Commission, said. “We also know that during our large events when the town is packed, our museums are often overlooked. We wanted to create an event just for these important attractions and provide an opportunity for visitors to learn about the Comstock. And it’s working.” Two Flashback Fridays have taken place and nearly 1,000 have participated.
During each Flashback Friday, visitors pick up a free map at the Visitors Center. Each museum stamps the map and when all 17 museums are stamped, the map can be returned to the Visitors Center where participants receive an 8″ x 10″ framed Flashback Friday photo of Virginia City dating back to the 1870s. Kids 12 and younger receive a Comstock Kids Kit.
“Visiting all 17 museums can be a challenge, we know,” Dotson said. “So from August to October, visit any of our museums at any time and have the map stamped. Complete it by Oct. 3, and you’ll receive the framed historic photo.” Free admission valid only during the Flashback Friday Free Museum days.
While the museums are free on the first Friday of the month, August – October, donations are encouraged as each relies on contributions and membership to remain open.
Participating museums include: Comstock Gold Mill; Comstock History Center; Fourth Ward School; The Gold Hill Hotel; Julia Bulette Red Light Museum; LEC #1 Comstock Firemen’s Museum; The Mackay Mansion; Mark Twain Museum at the Territorial Enterprise; The Marshall Mint Museum; Piper’s Opera House; Saint Mary’s in the Mountains Catholic Church & Museum; Silver State National Peace Officers Museum; Silver Terrace Cemetery; St. Mary’s Art Center; Storey County Courthouse; The Washoe Club Haunted Museum; and The Way It Was Museum.
For more information visit Virginia City Flashback Friday Free Museum Days. For general information on Virginia City, Nev., visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.
A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States – Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800′s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.
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