Wanderlust: INTL Museum Day
May 18th is International Museum Day, and we’re gonna party like it’s…well, International Museum Day. Everybody’s invited, just come hang out at any of the below spots to get your fill of culture (and a few Instagrams). Okay, okay, we know you probably can’t literally zip on over to España – so just take notes, for the next time you happen to wander over…
The Cloisters, New York City, U.S.A.:
At the north end of the otherwise rambling, congested, and loud city lies the quiet and peaceful Cloisters. It’s constructed of five different abbeys that were shipped over (yes, really) from Europe. In addition to the best views of The Hudson river, it houses an impressive collection of medieval art and the best gardens north of Central Park.
San Chappelle, Paris, France:
Yes, visit Notre Dame when in Paris, but walk a few blocks and you’ll find San Chappelle (or, Sainte-Chapelle). It’s a tiny chapel built on the Ile de la Cité, but packs a huge punch. Try to stop staring at the mile high stained glass, we dare you.
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain:
Want to see something really impressive? Try legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s most ambitious work: La Sagrada Familia. It’s been under construction since 1882, and though completion dates are still suspect, expect it in your lifetime.
The Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom:
On the more traditional end of things, never miss an opportunity to hit The Tate Modern, especially if you’re a modern art fanatic. Warning: block out a few hours, this place is huge.
Dia: Beacon, Beacon, New York:
Not into the big city? We don’t blame you. Spend a day getting some fresh air, roaming the countryside, and of course, taking in the best art from the ’60s onward. It’s all in a days work for those visiting Dia:Beacon.