launched the ultimate luxury accommodation package for jewellery
lovers this festive season. Guests wishing to immerse themselves in
the hotel’s five-star comforts, an extraordinary exhibition by
elite jewellers Van
Cleef & Arpels
and everything else Italy’s fashion capital has to offer can book A
Sparkling Season with Van Cleef & Arpels.
23 February 2020,A
Sparkling Season with Van Cleef & Arpels
features complimentary access tothe jeweller’s exhibition Time,
accompanied by an expert guide. Other package benefits include
accommodation in an elegant Deluxe Room, with breakfast and a
limited-edition book of the exhibition.
place at the city’s Palazzo
Nature, Love exhibition
showcases more than 400 of Van Cleef & Arpels’
most exceptional and beautiful creations. Running until the end of
February, the exhibition traces the maison’s artistry from 1906 to
the present day, with jewellery, watches, archival documents and line
drawings on display.
visiting the exhibition, guests can relax at Mandarin
spa and enjoy Italian fine dining at the hotel’s
Only a few steps away from the elegant boutiques of Milan’s fashion
district, the hotel makes an ideal base for exploring city sights and
for Christmas shopping. With haute couture fashion labels, high
street shops and independent retailers, Milan is the perfect place to
find gifts for loved ones.
2020, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
will celebrate the 150th anniversary
of its founding with a dynamic range of exhibitions, programs, and
public events. Highlights of the year will include the exhibition
Making The Met, 1870–2020,
on view March 30–August 2;
the opening of the newly renovated and reimagined galleries devoted
to British decorative arts and design
in March; the display of new gifts
throughout the Museum; a three-day-long celebration in June; and a
story-collecting initiative. (More
information is available at www.metmuseum.org/150.)
centerpiece of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th
anniversary celebration will be the exhibition Making The
Met, 1870–2020. On view March 30–August 2, 2020
in the Second
Floor Tisch Galleries, the presentation is a museum-wide
collaboration that will lead visitors on an immersive,
thought-provoking journey through The Met’s history. Organized
around transformational moments in the evolution of the Museum’s
collection, buildings, and ambitions, the exhibition will reveal the
visionary figures and cultural forces that propelled The Met in new
directions, from its founding in 1870 to the present day.
The Met, 1870–2020 is made possible by the Iris & B.
Gerald Cantor Foundation. Lead corporate sponsorship is provided
by Bank of America.
exhibition will feature more than 250 works of art of nearly every
type from The Met collection, including visitor favorites and fragile
treasures that can only be displayed from time to time. The selection
will span millennia—from an imposing seated statue of the
Egyptian queen Hatshepsut (ca. 1479–1458 B.C.) to Jean
Pucelle’s Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux (ca. 1324–28) to El
Anatsui’s monumental Dusasa II (2007)—and media—from
Michelangelo’s sheet of Studies for the Libyan Sibyl to
Degas’s bronze Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer to
Edward Steichen’s photographs of The Flatiron. Its global
reach will extend from Asia, with exceptional works such as Mi
Fu’s Night-Shining White, to Africa, with the Fang Seated
Female Figure from a Reliquary Ensemble, and the Americas,
with the Crown of the Andes.
Making The Met, 1870–2020 will explore a range of intriguing topics, such as the educational and aspirational ideals of The Met’s founders; the discoveries and dilemmas of excavation; the competing forces of progressivism and nationalism that led to the founding of the American Wing; the role of the Museum during wartime; and the evolution at The Met’s centennial toward a truly global approach to collecting. Rarely seen archival photographs, innovative digital features, and stories of both behind-the-scenes work and the Museum’s community outreach will enhance this unique experience.
exhibition will be organized in ten chronological sections around a
central axis, called The Street, that will situate visitors in
time and offer glimpses into the inner workings of The Met and,
exceptionally, out into Central Park.
first section, The Founding
Decades, will transport visitors back to the Museum’s
early years. The Met was founded without art, a building, or
professional staff—it had only the vision of a group of
businessmen, civic leaders, and artists determined to elevate the
cultural landscape of the city of New York. This gallery will reveal
the initial priorities for the collection, including antiquities
excavated from Cyprus by The Met’s first director, General Luigi
Palma di Cesnola, and European old master paintings from the
founding purchase of 1871. It will also call attention to the
contributions of artist trustees, such as Frederic Edwin Church,
and the surprising diversity of early acquisitions, from Toltec
reliefs to Japanese armor.
the early 20th century, The Met sought to reach audiences beyond the
traditional elite museumgoers and created study rooms to inspire a
new generation of designers, craftspeople, and students. In keeping
with an increasingly encyclopedic vision for the collection,
ephemeral and utilitarian objects were acquired in addition to
masterpieces. The exhibition’s second gallery, Art for All,
will spotlight three collections—musical instruments, textiles, and
prints and drawings—and the visionary curators, Frances Morris
and William Ivins, who oversaw them.
the same era, under the guiding influence of J. Pierpont Morgan,
president of the Board of Trustees, The Met began to aspire to the
model of the great collections formed by European royalty and
aristocracy. Princely Aspirations will feature objects prized
for their rarity and beauty that were given to the Museum by tycoons
of the Gilded Age, such as Benjamin Altman and Collis
Huntington. Highlights include Johannes Vermeer’s Young
Woman with a Lute, Antonio Rossellino’s Madonna and Child
with Angels, 18th-century decorative arts that once adorned
French palaces, and a Kunstkammer of precious objects. This
section will look ahead to more recent benefactors, such as Robert
Lehman and Charles and Jayne Wrightsman, who carried
forward this spirit of collecting.
Historic Hotels and Recipients Honored at the Awards Ceremony and Gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
Hotels of America®and Historic
Hotels Worldwide® are pleased to announce the winners of the
2019 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence. Recipients were
honored at a special ceremony and gala at Pinehurst Resort (1895)
on Thursday, November 7. Awards were presented before an
audience of more than 200 industry leaders, owners, senior
management, and representatives of the finest historic hotels from
across the United States of America and from around the world. Honors
were given in multiple categories ranging from Hotelier of the
Year and Hotel Historian of the Year to Best Historic
Resort, Historic Hotelier of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and
more than 200 nominees, the following Historic Hotels of America
and Historic Hotels Worldwide hotels and hoteliers were
honored with these prestigious annual awards for 2019:
Hotels of America New Member of the Year: Blackburn Inn (1828)
Historic Hotel (76-200 Guestrooms): Historic Hotel Bethlehem
(1922) Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Historic Hotel (201-400 Guestrooms): The Wigwam (1929) Litchfield
City Center Historic Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel (1910) Nashville,
Historic Hotel (Over 400 Guestrooms): Grand Hotel Golf Resort &
Spa (1847) Point Clear, Alabama
Mandarin Oriental, Munich is launching two luxury accommodation offers for the upcoming festive season, including a ballet performance package. Guests booking A Nutcracker Christmasroom package will enjoy The Nutcrackerballet by Tchaikovsky and other seasonal indulgences on selected dates in November and December, while A Magical Christmasincludes a seven-course dinner on Christmas Eve and other festive treats over the Christmas holidays.
When booking A Nutcracker Christmas, guests can make the most of their stay by shopping for gifts and sampling local delicacies at Munich’s famous Christmas markets. In the evening, they can experience The Nutcracker ballet from the best seats at the historic Gärtnerplatztheater. On returning to the five-star hotel, a special late-night bento box awaits each guest at the highly acclaimedMatsuhisa Munich.
a perfect holiday experience, Christmas decorations will adorn each
guestroom and suite and a specialty hamper filled with stollen and
seasonal biscuits will be presented to guests on arrival.
category tickets to The
at Gärtnerplatztheater on 28 November, 12 December or 13 December
post-ballet late-night bento box at Matsuhisa Munich
hotel’s A Magical Christmas offer is available from
December 23 – 26. So guests can immerse themselves in the festive
spirit from the moment they arrive, they will be presented with a
specialty hamper in their sumptuous room or suite, which will be
filled with Christmas decorations.
Munich will serve an exquisite, seven-course Japanese-Peruvian
feast for A Magical Christmas guests on Christmas Eve,
December 24th. A festive interpretation of award-winning
chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s innovative cuisine, it will feature
John Dory, Ox Cheeks and other extraordinary culinary
delights. For December 26th, an extravagant brunch will be
offered, with special menu options including the restaurant’s
signature dish, Black Cod, which will be served with
gingerbread crumble, as a Christmassy twist.
A Magical Christmas offer is priced from EUR 1,078 per night, and
speciality Bavarian Christmas hamper upon arrival
decorations in all rooms and suites
seven-course Christmas menu at Matsuhisa Munich on Christmas Eve, 24
tucked away in a side street, yet centrally located near the famed
Maximilianstraße, Mandarin Oriental, Munich is an elegant gem,
combining timeless, sophisticated charm with a contemporary, modern
design and subtle oriental accents. Mandarin Oriental provides the
highest levels of personalized service in the very city center and is
home to a selection of stylish, elegant restaurant and bars,
including the city’s hottest new restaurant Matsuhisa Munich by
world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The hotel’s elegant and
spacious 48 guestrooms and 25 suites offer the finest in
international luxury and, along with the stunning rooftop pool,
feature views that stretch across the picturesque surroundings of the
Nutcracker Christmas can
be booked for overnight stays on November 28,
13 December 2019. A Magical
is available from December 23-26,
for a minimum two-night stay. Both offers are subject to
availability. Reservations for both offers can be made online,
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
+49 (0)89 29098 820.
Four Seasons Invites Guests To Stunning Holiday Celebrations, Perfect For Family And Friends To Gather And Make Memories
Christmas and Chinese New Year are important times of celebration across the Lion City. It is also a time when the city comes alive with numerous fun activities at many key attractions to rally young and young-at-heart together. One can revel in the spectacular Christmas light up and Christmas villages on Orchard Road just at the door step of Four Seasons Hotel Singaporeor feel the energy of colorful Chingay Parade during the Chinese New Year season that celebrates harmony in Singapore as well as with the city’s friends from abroad. Children below five years of age also enjoy complimentary dining when staying with Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and kid-friendly amenities such as kid-sized bathrobes and bedroom slippers, a soft toy and age appropriate amenities.
in the City
in the heart of the city just steps away from the excitement of the
island’s longest Christmas street light-up, complete with
photo booths, Christmas villages for fun games and great al
fresco dining, as well as unbeatable year-end shopping sales in malls
dressed up in the season’s best.
time to savour the delectable Christmas-inspired lunch and dinners at
One-Ninety, a Modern Asian Brasserie at Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore too. Tuck into entrées in a garden-like ambience and
enjoy favourites such as traditional oven-roasted turkey with
chestnut stuffing and grilled winter vegetables, and Asian-spiced
glazed ham with lemongrass, pineapple raisin sauce among others; end
with a decadent desserts such as tropical coconut mousse and calypso
mango yule log, Valrhona chocolate pot de crème, assorted macarons
and chocolate pralines all made in-house by the pastry brigade led by
Pastry Chef Audrey Yee, a Four Seasons veteran and graduate of
the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School in London.
The Renowned Chef’s Collective Of Chefs To Reimagine Recipes And Partner With Elite Napa Wineries To Raise Funds For Children’s Museum Of Napa Valley
Chef Charlie Palmer announces American Fare, a celebration of American cuisine, will take place Monday, November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel Napa. At American Fare, the Charlie Palmer Collective of chefs will each partner with top Napa Valley Cabernet producers to recreate recipes from Charlie Palmer’s American Fare cookbook. Guests will get to taste and judge who they think is best. Proceeds from this one-of-a-kind event will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley. Hotel packages and à la carte tickets are now available for purchase on american-fare.com.
than 30 years ago, I made a commitment to featuring regional American
ingredients at Aureole,”
said Chef Charlie Palmer. “Since
then, our collective’s footprint has expanded tremendously but my
dedication to the constant progression of domestic cuisine is
unwavering. I’m excited to see how this next generation of talented
chefs has reimagined my Progressive American recipes.”
feature sustainably raised, heritage breed, antibiotic-free pork,
beef, poultry and game courtesy of
a family-owned company dedicated to using humane, all-natural and
regenerative farming methods.
Lopez, Jr., Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Collins, Executive Pastry Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Napa
Romano, Executive Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
Kaufman, Executive Pastry Chef – Dry Creek Kitchen
“Lalo” Saavedra, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Las
Grégoire, Executive Chef – Aureole Las Vegas
Mahoney, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak Reno
Engel, Executive Chef – Aureole NY
Marulanda, Executive Chef – Upper Story/Crimson & Rye
Ferraro, Director of Culinary Concepts, Charlie Palmer Collective
Ellis, Executive Chef – Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Wineries & Additional Stations
November 18, 2019
| 6:00-9:00 p.m. | Archer Hotel Grand Salon
Charlie Palmer’s American Fare showcases the very best of food and
wine with American-inspired bites by the master chef along with
creations from the Charlie Palmer Collective, all paired with iconic
Napa Valley Cabernet wines. Guests will enjoy live music by Full
Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka*
November 18, 2019 | 9:00-11:00 p.m. | Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar
the American Fare experience with a VIP after party with hand-crafted
cocktails featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mingle with Charlie
Palmer, guest chefs and winemakers with the best views in Napa.
party tickets must be purchased with an American Fare event ticket.
& Hotel Packages
A limited number of Archer Hotel Napa lodging packages are also available for purchase via american-fare.com
Lodging Package ($550)
Night Accommodations for Two in Deluxe King Guest Room
Tickets to Charlie Palmer’s American Fare Event
Tickets to American Fare After Party with Tito’s Handmade Vodka
American Fare is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Joyce Farms and Fiji. For more information and a complete listing of sponsors, visit american-fare.com.
Major Exhibition at the Opening of New MoMA Will Display Over 100 Important Works by Latin American Artists
The Museum of Modern Art announces Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction―The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, a major exhibition drawn primarily from the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper donated to the Museum by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1997 and 2016.
Since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art has collected, exhibited, and studied the art of Latin America. Today, MoMA’s collection includes more than 5,000 works of modern and contemporary art by artists from Latin America distributed across its six curatorial departments, representing important figures in early modernism, Expressionism, Surrealism, abstraction, architecture, and Conceptual and contemporary art.
On view from October 21, 2019, through March 14, 2020, Sur moderno celebrates the arrival of the most important collection of abstract and concrete art from Latin America by dedicating an entire suite of galleries on the Museum’s third floor to the display of artists from Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, and Uruguay.
The exhibition highlights the work of Lygia Clark, Gego, Raúl Lozza, Hélio Oiticica, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Rhod Rothfuss, among others, focusing on the concept of transformation: a radical reinvention of the art object and a renewal of the social environment through art and design. The exhibition is also anchored by a selection of archival materials that situate the works within their local contexts. Sur moderno is organized by Inés Katzenstein, Curator of Latin American Art and Director of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America, The Museum of Modern Art, and consulting curator María Amalia García, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)–Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina, with Karen Grimson, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition is divided into two main sections based on the concept of transformation. The first section, “Artworks as Artifacts, Artworks as Manifestos,” presents a group of works that subverted the conventional formats of painting and sculpture. Cuts, folds, articulated objects, cut-out frames, and experiments that question the autonomy of the art object are some examples of these artists’ material explorations. One of the first works visitors encounter in the exhibition, Willys de Castro’s Active Object (1961), fuses the materiality of painting with the principles of free-standing sculpture, inviting the viewer to circle around a painted canvas. Another work in this section, Gyula Kosice’s Articulated Mobile Sculpture (1948), questions the grounds of traditional sculpture by combining strips of brass to create a movable structure that defies classification.
The exhibition’s inclusion of Spatial Construction no. 12 (c. 1920) by Aleksandr Rodchenko highlights the influence of Russian Constructivism on South American art. Similarly, images of Piet Mondrian’s works were widely circulated and had a great impact on the development of abstraction in the region. His Broadway Boogie Woogie (1942–43), on view in the exhibition, inspired investigations of kineticism among artists such as Jesús Rafael Soto, whose Double Transparency (1956) is an attempt to transform the two-dimensionality of Mondrian’s painting into a three-dimensional experience.
In the second section, “Modern as Abstract,” the language of abstraction is displayed as both a product of and a catalyst for the transformation of the artists’ surroundings. The geometrical principles of abstract painting carried over into the everyday, where artists and architects recognized one another as allies, leading to a shared operation and set of ideals. Here, María Freire’s Untitled (1954), for example, is displayed alongside archival materials and works from MoMA’s Architecture and Design collection, in an exploration of public sculptural projects and furniture design.
The final part of the exhibition is dedicated to the grid, one of modern art’s central motifs of experimentation. Gego’s Square Reticularea 71/6 (1971) and Hélio Oiticica’s Painting 9 (1959) are two examples of works in the exhibition that approached the transformation and expansion of the rational grid in different ways. Oiticica disrupted the strict geometric system with his rhythmically arranged rectangles, while Gego warps and deconstructs the reticular structure.
Over the last 25 years, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros has donated more than 200 works by Latin American artists to The Museum of Modern Art. In addition to those generous donations, in 2016 the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros established the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the Study of Art from Latin America at MoMA. The Institute’s programming includes fellowships for scholars, curators and artists, and an extended research initiative that contributes to a series of public programs hosted by the Museum, as well as symposia in Latin America, and publications in digital and printed format.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, with contributions from such prominent scholars in the field as María Amalia García, Irene V. Small, and Mónica Amor. The volume also includes a conversation between Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry, and a dialogue between Inés Katzenstein, the Museum’s current curator of Latin American art, and Luis Pérez-Oramas, who, in addition to serving as MoMA’s Latin American art curator between 2003 and 2017, was one of the principal curators involved in the development of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.
Generous funding for the exhibition is provided by Agnes Gund.
Additional support is provided by Adriana Cisneros de Griffin and Nicholas Griffin.
Leadership contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund, in support of the Museum’s collection and collection exhibitions, are generously provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 3 Eva and Glenn Dubin, The Sandra and Tony Tamer Exhibition Fund, Alice and Tom Tisch, The David Rockefeller Council, The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Anne Dias, Kathy and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Kenneth C. Griffin, The Keith Haring Foundation, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.
Major contributions to the Annual Exhibition Fund are provided by the Estate of Ralph L. Riehle, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Brett and Daniel Sundheim, Karen and Gary Winnick, The Marella and Giovanni Agnelli Fund for Exhibitions, Clarissa Alcock and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Agnes Gund, and Oya and Bülent Eczacıbaşı.