The 40 black-and-white photographs at the San Diego Museum of Art’s new exhibition document moments in time — small ones, big ones and unforgettable ones — capturing glimpses of a pivotal era in Southern California history from a rarely seen perspective.“Black Life: Images of Resistance and Resilience in Southern California” offers a look at the African-American community in the Los Angeles area through the lens of three black photographers: Harry Adams, Charles Williams and Guy Crowder. The three, all deceased, were freelance photographers for regional publications, mainly the Los Angeles Sentinel and the California Eagle.The photographs cover a 50-year time span starting in the 1940s when Los Angeles was a flash point for civil rights activism.“This period that we’re looking at represents one of the most important periods in African-American life,” said Gaidi Finnie, who curated the exhibition. Finnie is executive director of the AjA … [Read more...] about At San Diego Museum of Art, snapshots of ‘Black Life’
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Beirut is a charming, restless city on the Mediterranean coastline with temperate climate, universally-loved cuisine and a growing art culture on a par with London, Berlin and New York. Whatever your style, Beirut has a gallery for it. Hidden in different pockets of the city are art hubs that tackle subjects like war, sexuality and slavery head-on. Spend the afternoon gallery hopping in the bohemian quarter of Gemmayze or marvel at the collection at Sursock musuem - you really are spoilt for choice here. Not all of its artistic gems are confined to four walls though. Venture out and you’ll see shrapnel-holed buildings (traces from decades of civil war) covered in street art displaying socio-political messages and traditional calligraphy. Among the numerous museums and contemporary art spaces, below are six must-see galleries in this creative city. ARTLAB The gallery with a devil-may-care attitude ARTLAB is a small space located in Gemmayze (one of Beirut’s primary … [Read more...] about 6 art galleries to visit in Beirut
27 Feb How to Spend Two Days in Qatar: Suggested Itinerary Posted at 03:03h in Blog, Destinations, Middle East by Victoria But first…the mystery I’d like to clear up. How do you pronounce “Qatar”? Well, for years I had been pronouncing it along the lines of “kuhtaarrrr” but actually the locals seem to say “kat-ah” (imagine just saying “cat” but with an “ah” and an almost silent rolled “r” after it) Still, either pronunciation is absolutely fine. Two days in Qatar wasn’t nearly enough time but if you’re traveling there on a quick stopover on your way to another destination, or you’re just after a quick winter getaway, here are some of the top things to do in Qatar: Day 1 Al Thakira Mangroves When visiting a country like Qatar I pictured perhaps riding a camel through the desert or shopping for spices in a bustling souk. Kayaking was certainly not something I imagined I … [Read more...] about How to Spend Two Days in Qatar: Suggested Itinerary
0 Have your say With a flurry of new luxury hotel openings ahead of the World Cup in 2022, Qatar has designs on being the next Dubai. Ryan Hooper goes for a dry run. Reclining on the sun-drenched terrace of the Al Shurfa restaurant – a light selection of Middle Eastern meze to one side, a small cup of piping hot Arabic coffee known as qahwa to the other – it’s almost impossible not to gaze at the stunning skyline across the water of Doha’s West Bay and smile smugly. Beyond the impressive Museum of Islamic Art in the foreground, Doha’s financial district stands tall and proud. In answer to our own capital’s “Gherkin” and “Cheesegrater”, there is an “Ice Cream Cone” and, ahem, well, let’s just say the rounded and tapered outline of one particular tower causes locals to whisper its bawdy moniker under their breaths. The vista from where we are sat on Doha’s Corniche promenade screams … [Read more...] about Travel review: Qatar sets sights on being the new Dubai
News Related: Qatar Airways Much like Marmite, the new and surreal Qatar Airways promotional video is either a work of art or a ridiculous waste of money, depending on your point of view. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending This 45 second Qatar Airways brand video shows the QSuite and then a family being whisked through various landmarks including the Museum of Islamic Art, and at the end of the video, they return to their QSuite Business Class. It is a glamorous piece full of stylish CGI. My Opinion I like it’s whimsical design and it beats any other promotional video I have seen lately. Of course, I find horrific flight disaster videos more interesting, but the Qatar QSuite is such a great Business Class product, arguably better than British Airway’s First class, that I personally think it is worth celebrating! Have a read of my Qatar Airways Business and First Class flight reviews to find out what you will really experience on Qatar Airways: Qatar Airways … [Read more...] about Worst Airline Video Ever Or The Ultimate Business Class?