Posts By: jacy meyer

5 Art Exhibits to See Right Now

Expats.cz Winter is a time that seems made for large doses of culture. Cold, dark days motivate you towards indoor activities, and you shouldn’t spend all your time in a pub. Here’s a round up of our top 5 exhibitions over the next few months for a little art inspiration. Only The Good Ones: The… Read more »

Wellington’s 10 Must-See Contemporary Art Galleries

The Culture Trip The mysterious island of New Zealand is full of natural beauty, but the city of Wellington is full of wonderful manmade creations. Known for offering alternative and innovative perspectives, artsy Wellington neighbourhoods to discover include Civic Square and the Cuba Art Quarter. From international artists to local crafters, these ten contemporary art galleries… Read more »

From Prague to Siberia: The Gulag Project

Expats.cz Over the course of three expeditions to Siberia, Štepán Cernoušek and his teams have been documenting camps in the Russian gulag system. Specifically, they’ve visited ones that provided labor force for the almost 1500 km long transpolar Salekhard-Igarka railway construction complex which was abandoned after the death of Stalin in March 1953. In dozens… Read more »

Berlin Cultural Calendar 2014: 12 Must-See Art and Music Events

The Culture Trip The size of Berlin and the scope of its cultural institutions mean that something creative is always happening on the city’s art and culture scene. Luckily, the ones responsible for all this creativity have diversified interests, and 2014’s cultural calendar includes opera, contemporary dance, light shows and photography. From art in museums… Read more »

Guide to Vienna’s 10 Must-See Contemporary Art Galleries

The Culture Trip Commonly associated with operas, balls, Secession architecture and imperial history, Vienna is also surprisingly rich in contemporary art galleries. When visiting the city, culture lovers will want to stroll through Vienna’s new artistic hotspot in Schleifmühlgasse, located in the emerging 4th district. We explore this hip neighbourhood – and other areas of… Read more »

San Francisco Cultural Calendar 2014: The Best Art Events and Festivals for Every Month

The Culture Trip San Francisco is not short of things to do: a walk along Fisherman’s Wharf, a wander through Chinatown, a buzz around the bay on a boat. But it is also one of the US’ top cultural cities and offers a number of interesting events and festivals throughout the year. This handpicked guide… Read more »

Scottsdale’s 10 Best Cultural Restaurants: Fine Food and Local Eats in Arizona

The Culture Trip Scottsdale, a city famous for its western charm, is part of the Valley of the Sun metropolitan area. From the pedestrians-only old town area to the modern South Bridge, Scottsdale is making a name for itself as a destination for holidaymakers, golf lovers and foodies. We explore ten of the best places… Read more »

Europe’s Cultural Calendar 2014: The 10 Best Art and Design Events

The Culture Trip Home to the stunning museums of Paris, the edgy galleries of London and exciting cultural institutions, Europe plays a major role in the world of contemporary art, and – unsurprisingly – hosts countless art events throughout the year. In this guide to the best art and design events of 2014, we take… Read more »

Going Beyond the Secret Bunker

Expats.cz Dodging the throngs of tourists on Wenceslas Square, the Jalta Hotel’s entrance can be hard to miss. Opened in 1958, it was the premiere hotel of the communist era; built especially for top communists and visiting dignitaries from the West. The hotel held more than a few secrets though and in November the Jalta… Read more »

The Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Bratislava: Slovak Art on the Rise

The Culture Trip The Slovak capital is off many people’s radar, but it shouldn’t be. Bratislava offers a compact historic centre, towering hilltop castle and lovely walks along the Danube. Nearly everyone with an artistic bent will find something new to discover, as Bratislava’s cultural life is active and varied with activities ranging from opera… Read more »