Traveling to New York City? Tell your kids to look up from their mobile devices and join you on an art journey at Whitney Museum of American Art. This stunning museum, located close to the High Line and Chelsea Market, is home to an impressive permanent collection of works from contemporary artists and American masters including Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence and Georgia O’Keeffe.
Ruth Asawa Through Line (through Jan. 15, 2024)
The often-ethereal works of Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) are sometimes overshadowed by her notable sculptures, making this exhibition especially meaningful. Asawa’s drawings are the focus and showcase her continued fascination with different materials and surfaces, as well as the use of line and space. Asawa was influenced by other artists who served as inspiration to her during her family’s forced internment in 1942 as the U.S. government enacted isolation policies directed at Japanese Americans. It was Asawa’s conviction that art could change the world. She famously said, “Art is not a series of techniques, but an approach to learning, to questioning, and to sharing.”
Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: The Art of Harry Smith (through Jan. 28, 2024)
A range of the life works of nonconformist, painter, filmmaker and folklorist Harry Smith (1923–1991) reveal the various stages of the artist’s transformative experiences — from his Depression-era childhood and introduction to ecstatic religious philosophies and Native American ceremonies to the influences of peyote and intellectualism in Berkeley, California, and forays into experimental cinema, all leading to his role in New York City’s avant-garde fringe community and his embrace of emerging technologies.
Inheritance (through February 2024)
This exhibition explores legacy from the perspective of family, history and aesthetics, as well as the many meanings of the word “inheritance” itself. The exhibition includes new acquisitions and rarely viewed works drawn from the museum’s own collection. Among the 43 artists included in this exhibit are Diedrick Brackens, Todd Gray, Maggie Lee, Kambui Olujimi, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Cameron Rowland and Lyndon Chase.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.