Must Make Pilgrimages
Art Pilgrimages To Make In your Lifetime
Skip the museums and go straight to the source of the World's Greatest Art
(capture that perfect Instagram along the way)
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Monet's Garden At Giverny
Claude Monet created some of his most iconic work in the gardens of the home he rented in Giverny, a French village 50 miles North of Paris. You can even walk across the famed Japanese footbridge he painted 18 times in 1899.
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About 26 miles northwest of Marfa, Texas, sits in a time capsule of mid-aughts luxury fashion. Elmgreen and Dragset's Prada Marfa was built to deteriorate and "become one" with the surrounding land, but the idea was abandoned when it was vandalised six days after completion. After visiting, head to Donald Judd's Chinanti Foundation, a 25-minutes, a 35-minutes drive down Highway 90.
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Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul
Frida Kahlo, born and died in this beautiful adobe house in the Coyoacán neighbourhood of Mexico City. Now a museum, the structure contains works by Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera and their contemporaries, as well as items owned by the couple during their lifetimes.
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Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye
The Savoye family commissioned their summer retreat from architect Le Corbusier in 1929.
Completed in 1931, the structure adheres closest to Le Corbusier's "five points" mission. A 35-minute drive from the center of Paris, Villa Savoye can be toured every day of the week except Monday.
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The Flower Carpet Of Brussels
Every two years since 1971, Brussels welcomes a massive carpet made of more than 600,000 flowers to the city's Grand Place.
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Seven Magic Mountains
Only 25-minutes from city center of Las Vegas sits Seven Magic Mountains, Ugo Rondinone's tower stacks of neon stones. The exhibition will be open through spring of 2018, so start planning your trip now.
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (also known as the Kaufmann Residence) sits atop a waterfall in Stewart Township, PA, just 43 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Completed in 1939, the structure is considered one of the finest examples of Wright's work.
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Storm King Art Center
More than 100 sculptures from artist like Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein reside on more than 50 acres at Storm King, just 60 miles North of New York City.
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Gaudi's Casa Batló
Nestled into Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Batló is a breathtaking example of architect Antoni Gaudi's finest work. Summer nights in the Spanish metropolis can be spent on the house's rooftop during its "Magic Nights" celebration.
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The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
After you visit the museum's main building in Santa Fe, which houses thousands of O'Keefee's pieces, head to the artist's home in Abiquiu, an hour North, for further insight into the life and work of one of the United States's most influential artists.