Art Travel Guide: Must-see Contemporary Art Sites Across the USA

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This guide contains listings of over 120 contemporary art sites, with over one hundred full-color photographs, across the United States; art listings rarely found in other travel guides. If you are an art lover, art-curious, or a museumgoer, you'll want to plan future vacations around the places you learn about in this guidebook; a statewide index is provided. Many of the sites are family friendly.

You’ll find visionary sites, mosaics, murals, college art venues, architectural wonders, sculpture parks, art museums, kinetic art races, sand castle competitions, snow sculptures, churches, and more: Queen Califia's Magical Garden, Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden, the Rubell Family Collection, American Visionary Art Museum, Arcosanti, Lightning Field, Skyspace, Double Negative, Thorncrown Chapel, Wave Organ, Garden of Eden, Coral Castle, Watts Towers, Forrestiere Underground, Kohler Arts Center, LongHouse Reserve, and leading living architects’ work, such as that of Rem Koolhaas, Santiago Calatrava, and Frank Gehry.

An example is the Pagaent of the Masters, an amazing performance that you’ll find enacted only in Laguna Beach, California. It began over seventy-seven years ago. Performers reenact three-dimensional live paintings.” Yes, it’s hard to comprehend and amazing to watch. Artworks by Van Gogh, Boticelli, and Rembrandt come alive” on stage, creating gasps from the audience. This is only one of the many unusual sites and events that you’ll read about in Art Travel Guide armchair art travel at its best.

Connie Terwilliger created ArtNetwork in 1986 to teach fine artists the business of art, authoring two books as well as co-authoring two others. Involved in the arts for over thirty years, her passion comes full-swing in this Art Travel Guide which includes her top 120 choices of the best art sites to explore across the United States.


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Connie Terwilliger is passionate about locating and visiting out-of-the-way art sites around the country and has been doing so for over 25 years. She collects data to inform her future readers of the wonderful adventures awaiting them within the 50 states. She loves to share with friends, and now the public, about the wonderful art venues that don’t have funds to advertise their whereabouts like the more-known venues.

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Take an art-themed tour of the United States with Art Travel Guide as your ink-and-paper tour guide — if you dare to walk the road less traveled. On this unusual trip, you will ignore famous museums like MoMA and the Guggenheim in N.Y.C. You will instead gape at a Stone River made of 6,500 stones in Stanford, California, meander through Samuel Dinsmoor's Garden of Eden (featuring limestone biblical scenes) in Lucas, Kansas, or check out Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, a mosaic labyrinth.
Whether you are a jaded art lover searching for something new, or an adventurer with an appreciation for creativity (and sometimes just plain zaniness), you will be amazed and delighted at the hidden treasures America contains.
Aliza Ganchrow of Gayot

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