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"To Darkness" in the sculpture garden of the Nogushi Museum

From the cultural capital to the political capital: along with the only Spy Museum in the world, Washington also has a number of interesting exhibitions to offer. In Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, the National Gallery revives the golden age of Venetian painting. At the Hirshhorn Museum, a round, cool modernist building, Heaven and Earth presents works by Anselm Kiefer – from his early investigations into German history to his current cosmological works.

William Wegman, "Dusted", from "Elephant, Bad Dog & Dusted", 1988,
Deutsche Bank Collection

Whoever finds Kiefer’s paintings too heavy can go for a stroll in the large sculpture garden among works by Rodin and Calder. Or find pleasure in William Wegman’s cheerful Weimaraners at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

"Downtown Show" at the Warhol Museum:
Nan Goldin, "Cookie at Tin Pan Alley, NYC", 1983,
Courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery,New York

A stopover in Pittsburgh at the Warhol Museum will show you how cool the downtown New York scene of the 70s still is. Between High Art and Punk Rock, the scene beyond Studio 54 comes to life once more. The Mattress Factory, also located on the historical North Side, concentrates entirely on room-sized installations. Particularly spectacular is Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room – a psychedelic allover made of dots and mirrors.

Yayoi Kusama's installation at the Matress Factory, Pittsburgh,
Photo Courtesy Matress Factory

Welcome to the Sunshine State of Florida! In Miami, everything appears larger than life: the ocean shines especially bright blue, palatial Art Deco hotels are painted in candy colors. And ever since the Art Basel Miami Beach established itself in the city, art booms here, too. Wynwood and the adjacent Design District are the new hotspots beyond the boardwalks. Where empty warehouses used to dominate the streets, there are now young galleries, showrooms of established designers, stylish shops, and cafés.

Miami: palms and pastel colors,
Photo Oliver Koerner von Gustorf

The epicenter of the Design District is the Moore Building, with its columned inner courtyard. On the second floor, The Moore Space shows contemporary art. On the former parking lot next to the building, the Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea designed a very chic Garden Lounge. Guests can relax beneath a sunroof among bamboo and water lilies. In Wynwood, the Rubell Family Collection and The Margulies Collection elucidate which artists influential collectors are excited by.

Swimming in style: the Venetian Pool in Miami

And if you want to cool off in style afterwards, we recommend the Venetian Pool, in which Tarzan Johnny Weissmuller used to love to swim. Behind a cast-iron door is a 1922 water landscape with waterfalls and grottoes and surrounded by palms and loggias. In hot muggy Miami, the cool spring water of the pool provides a perfect refreshment. And whoever needs even more glamour can admire the villas of the rich and famous on a Millionaire’s Row Sightseeing Tour on the Island Queen. High-class voyeurism par excellence: the mix of styles of the expensive refuges provide drastic evidence for the fact that in Florida, money and good taste do not necessarily go hand in hand.

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