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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clyfford Still Museum


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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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