FLYING SOLO: 5 Single-Artist Museums You Must Visit!

by Matthew Wexler

Here’s a look at five singleartist museums and a snapshot of what else you can experience while visiting these creative destinations

Matthew Wexler

BRUSSELS

Bon Bon. Chef Christophe Hardiquest and his team deliver a two Michelin star dining experience amid an exquisitely designed dining room with original works by Jean-François D’Or. Av. de Tervueren 453, Tel: +32- 2-346-66-15. www.bonbon.restaurant

Genres d’à côté. This queer film clubs offers monthly screenings and an annual film festival that explores gender issues and minority lifestyles with a focus on limited-release titles. www.gdac.org

JAM Hotel. A former art school provides the backdrop for a design-centric hotel featuring a rooftop bar and pool, game room, and vintage touches. 132 Chaussée de Charleroi, Tel: +32-2-537-17-87. www.jamhotel.be

MAD Brussels. Have an insider’s look at Belgian fashion and design influencers at this newly opened creative incubator and public space. Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains 10. Tel: +32-2-880-85-62. www.mad.brussels/en

Musée Magritte Museum. A comprehensive collection of the artist’s work with a focus on Surrealism, as well as temporary exhibitions highlighting complementary works. Place royal/Koningsplein 1, Tel: +32-2-508- 33-33. www.musee-magritte-museum.be

DENVER

Clyfford Still Museum. A tribute to one of the leading figures in the Abstract Expressionism art movement, housed in a striking textured concrete building at the hub of Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District. 1250 Bannock St., Tel: 720-354-4880. www.clyffordstillmuseum.org

Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Mile High City’s cultural center presents a range of touring productions and locally produced theater, with the forthcoming season including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat. 14th and Champa St., Tel: 303-893-4100. www.denvercenter.org

Denver Film Society. Programming occurs yearround, along with the annual Denver Film Festival and CinemaQ, featuring screenings dedicated to LGBTQ storytelling. Tel: 303-595-3456. www.denverfilm.org

Source Hotel. One of Denver’s newest multi-use spaces and located in the burgeoning River North Art District, the hotel showcases 100 design-forward rooms and two market halls featuring food vendors, retailers, and art. 3330 Brighton Blvd., Tel: 720-409- 1200. www.thesourcehotel.com

The ART, a hotel. This TAG-approved hotel houses its own privately curated works of art and offers a variety of social programming throughout the year, including guided tours of the collection, social hour with DJ Sinna-G, and free yoga. 1201 Broadway, Tel: 303-572- 8000. www.thearthotel.com

Clyfford Still Museum

PITTSBURGH

Butcher and the Rye. A New American menu sets the stage for an outstanding cocktail program. Located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. 212 6th St., Tel: 412-391- 2752. www.butcherandtherye.com

District Hotel. Pittsburgh’s Former Salvation Army headquarters has been majestically transformed into a modern hotel with a rooftop terrace and luxurious amenities. 453 Boulevard of the Allies, Tel: 412-339- 1870. www.distrikthotel.com/pittsburgh

Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. A massive triennial undertaking that curates cultural attractions from around the world for a seven-week festival. Tel: 412-456-6666 www.trustarts.org

The Andy Warhol Museum. A converted warehouse holds gay icon Andy Warhol’s body of work, as well as temporary exhibitions and educational programming. 117 Sandusky St., Tel: 412-237- 8300. www.warhol.org

SANTA FE

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Featuring Pueblo Revival architecture, the museum houses the vast collection of one of the most prominent female artists of the 20th century. 217 Johnson St., Tel: 505-946-1000. www.okeeffemuseum.org

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe. Luxury accommodations in an exquisite setting provide the backdrop for cultural, wellness, and adventure programming. 198 State Rd. 592, Tel: 505-946-5700. www.fourseasons.com/santafe

Meow Wolf. A collection of audience-driven, artist experiences, including a recent installation by Games of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin. 1352 Rufina Circle, Tel: 505-395-6369. www.meowwolf.com

SEATTLE

Chihuly Garden and Glass. A long-term exhibition featuring Dale Chihuly’s iconic glass works, installed on the Seattle Center campus within walking distance of the Space Needle and other cultural attractions. 305 Harrison St., Tel: 206-753-4940. www.chihulygardenandglass.com

Hotel Max. A conveniently located boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, featuring an original art collection, in-room record players, and amenities curated from throughout the Northwest. 620 Stewart St., Tel: 866-833-6299. www.hotelmaxseattle.com

Lionhead. Jerry Traunfeld’s Sichuan-inspired Chinese restaurant, serving a range of traditionallyinspired regional dishes as well as a large selection of baijiu. 618 Broadway Ave. E, Tel: 206-922-3326. www.lionheadseattle.com

Le Faux. Drag reigns supreme at this legendary hotspot, with burlesque, celebrity impersonators, and a packed weekend brunch. 300 Broadway E., Tel: 206- 334-0513. www.lefauxshow.com

Tilth. Chef Maria Hines and her team have transformed a Craftsman-style house into a culinary enclave that celebrates new American cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. 1411 N. 45th St., Tel: 206-633- 0801. www.mariahinesrestaurants.com

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