Melbourne Journal: Australia’s largest gallery will add to this city’s vibrant arts district.

by Ron Bernthal The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced in late 2020 that The Ian Potter Foundation has pledged AUD$20 million (USD$15 million) towards the building of Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery, the NGV Contemporary. The funding is part … Continue reading

Nairobi Journal: City government strives to unclog daily traffic jams.

by Ron Bernthal One of the consequences of the rapid urbanization in African cities is the increase of urban traffic. People who relocate to Nairobi, or arrive as leisure and business visitors, are met with some of the most brutal … Continue reading

New York City Journal: Lincoln Center’s renovation of David Geffen Hall to finish sooner than expected.

by Ron Bernthal New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New YorkPhilharmonic announced in spring, 2021, that the acceleration of the comprehensive renovation of David Geffen Hall, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Tod Williams Billie … Continue reading

Bern Journal: Swiss Alpine Museum’s unique North Korean mountains exhibit.

by Ron Bernthal Two years ago a film team from the Swiss Alpine Museum, in Bern, Switzerland, toured the mountainous Korean peninsula during the brief thaw in relations between the two Koreas (2018/19). The micro-stories captured on film and in … Continue reading

Prato Journal: The first “Urban Jungle” in the world proposed for Tuscan city.

by Ron Bernthal Prato is the capital of the Province of Prato in Tuscany, Italy. Over the centuries, Prato has mainly been famous for its textile industries, with its products being sold to various parts of Italy as well as Europe. Prato … Continue reading

Colorado Springs Journal: Newly opened museum is an architectural gem.

by Ron Bernthal The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum (USOPM), which opened in Colorado Springs in 2020, is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the museum experience. The 60,000 square-foot … Continue reading

Lubbock Journal: A new building dedicated to native son Buddy Holly.

by Ron Bernthal The new Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences is West Texas’ largest dedicated performance venue, bringing under one roof the city’s vibrant performing arts community including the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Lubbock, along with … Continue reading

Bilbao Journal: Basque Gamble Still Drawing Crowds

By Ron Bernthal In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice whisper, “If you build it, they will come,” and proceeds to build a baseball diamond in the middle of his vast yellow corn field, attracting … Continue reading

Driveable Getaways: Hiking the Hudson River School Art Trail in the Great Northern Catskills

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My getaway in the Great Northern Catskills of New York exploring the Hudson River School Art Trail starts at the trailhead to Kaaterskill Falls, where you get an amazing view of Kaaterskill Clove … Continue reading