Aspen Art Museum’s new building by Shigeru Ban Architects, in the heart of Aspen. Photo by Getty Images.
“I am headed out to Aspen, Colorado for the holiday. While I plan to spend my days skiing, I am most looking forward to visiting the Aspen Art Museum after the slopes close. The Shigeru Ban building is in the center of town and currently has a Julian Schnabel show up: ‘Julian Schnabel Plate Painting 1978-96.’” – Rickie De Sole, Fashion Market and Accessories Director
“I’m heading to Havana for New Year’s Eve, where it’s a far cry from our below freezing temperatures in New York!” – Gillian Sagansky, contributing writer
The Umbrella House by Paul Rudolph in Lido Key, Florida. Photos courtesy Sarasota Architectural Foundation, © Anton Grassl, Esto
“Sarasota may be one of Florida’s quieter resort towns, a throwback to Mad Men-era jet-setting that’s now preferred by those—like Michael Kors, who owns in tony Longboat Key—who want a low key alternative to crowded hamlets like Palm Beach. But its real hidden treasure is a style of architecture known as Sarasota Modern that boasts properties by Paul Rudolph, like the Umbrella House in Lido Shores and the Walker Guest House, a replica of which is now on view at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Not too far from there is Ringling’s former mansion, the baroque Cà d’Zan, which you might remember from the Gwyneth Paltrow adaptation of Great Expectations.” – Erik Maza, Digital Features Director