READ: Exploring Japan via Color and Kimono

Whether you are traveling to Japan or an armchair aficionado, “Kimono and the Colors of Japan” is a different sort of guidebook. It’s an exploration of Japanese color theory through the lens of the country’s most iconic and traditional fashion, the kimono. Written by renowned Japanese stylist and kimono antiquarian Katsumi Yumioka, the book looks […]

THE ULTIMATE CAR COLLECTION: FRIST CENTER, NASHVILLE

You don’t have to be an auto enthusiast to be dazzled by the collection of innovative luxury Italian cars on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. It will just happen. “Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance 1945-1975” presents some of the finest post-WWII Italian-designed and -built automobiles. Among them are 19 cars […]

AN ART-SY DAY IN MILWAUKEE

For most people, a day of exploring the art and artifacts of Milwaukee will center on the Milwaukee Art Museum on the Lake Michigan shore. It’s a natural itinerary. The massive wings crowning the Quadracci Pavilion—actually, a movable sun screen that unfolds and folds twice daily—by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava command an audience. But that’s […]