Tile and mural artist Coral Bourgeois adds a personalised touch to the artwork she creates for homes, restaurants and hotels. Fran Folsom speaks with Bourgeois about her colourful and one-of-kind projects.
Gary Johnson, architect of the Liberty Hotel and several other Boston hotels, considers hotel lobbies to be the living rooms of the world. These hotels are harbingers of museum quality art that the public can peruse any time of day, the collections are permanent and selection is vast - from historic to modernistic to contemporary. And, unlike museums, there's no admission charge.
Isabella Stewart Gardner was a vibrant, fascinating woman who amassed a priceless collection of statuary, art and decorative pieces from around the world. But for her home and collection to survive (now the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum), it needed to grow. On January 19, 2012, the Renzo Piano wing of the museum opened to public, a structure that displays a reverent sensitivity to Isabella's palace.
Vermont is gorgeous year round, but the northeastern state surrounded by mountains sparkles most during the wintertime. But if you're not one for winter weather, the region is equally rich with museums, centres for the performing arts, libraries, and even baking schools.