The 15 Best Art Museums in the World to Visit

And the Iconic Masterpieces They House Currently, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries around the world. And while art museums are some of the most important cultural institutions—preserving history, displaying humanity’s creativity, and providing unique insights across cultures and identities—it’s no secret that not all of them are created equal. Despite taste in art being highly subjective, there are numerous ways to rank museums, like by the number of visitors annually, or by how progressive the curatorial programming is, for instance. For this list, we’ve identified the 14 greatest art museums across the globe according to which have the largest and most comprehensive collections of iconic art. What makes an artwork iconic, you ask? These are the

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Is This The Best Châteaux in France?

From the Dordogne’s renaissance piles flanked by dusty olive groves and pretty hilltop villages to the turret-studded landscape of the Loire Valley, French châteaux are a brilliant display of the country’s rich architectural and cultural heritage, often with wonderful stories to tell. DOMAINE DES ETANGS The immaculate 11th-century castle is set in 2,000 acres of pastures in a little-visited corner of the Charente between Limoges and Angoulême. Behind the honey-hued stone walls of this turreted 11th-century château lies one of France’s loveliest and most lavish places to stay. Owner Garance Primat treats the space like a gallery for her own private art collection; works by Matisse and Picasso sit alongside Tintin prints, framed insects and midcentury-modern furniture. There are 29

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Global Superstars To Perform In Doha

QATAR Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) recently launched Qatar Live – a series of music concerts and festivals taking place in Doha from Dec 5 to 19. The events have been organised to align with the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Qatar 2019 (Nov 26 to Dec 8) and the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 (Dec 11 to 21) to provide world-class entertainment for football fans, visitors, and local residents. Global superstar Katy Perry, legendary band Maroon 5, international Latin music star Maluma, and international music legend Cheb Khaled are set to perform in Doha between Dec 13 and 19 respectively at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). From Dec 5 to 7, some of the Middle

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KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2019 Tickets

KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2019 Presented by Capital One, taking place on Friday December 6 at 7:30 PM at The Forum in Los Angeles, California. For the fifth straight year, Capital One will be the national presenting partner for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. Capital One cardholders will be the first to get exclusive access to high demand tickets through a special Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale will begin Monday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. local time and will run through Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. local time, or while supplies last. Tickets will be available at www.iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October

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7 Acts to Catch at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

The EFG London Jazz Festival runs 15 – 24 NOV 2019 Since its launch in 1992, the EFG London Jazz Festival has been one of the capital’s most hotly anticipated annual events each November. It never fails to surprise and delight and this year’s lineup, from 15-24 November 2019, of big names and emerging acts, is no exception. Headlining this year will be veteran musicians Herbie Hancock and Iggy Pop (both gigs are already sold out) along with Grammy award-winning singer Cécile McLorin Salvant. On our radar for this year’s festival are a handful of gigs that no jazz fan should miss. 1. Steve Williamson Experience – Friday 15 November, Pizza Express Jazz Club The Steve Williamson Trio will perform at Pizza Express in Soho for the EFG London Jazz Festival

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Making sense of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

Destination Dubai The world’s most famous man-made island stretches its sandy branches into the Persian Gulf with all the elaborate indulgences one can think of—from heart-stopping seaside views, lip-smacking epicurean feasts, and swanky hotels that endow royal services unlike any other. Taking a page off the world’s best inspirations, Palm Jumeirah pompously quells every heart’s desire, whether it is the neoclassical air of Great Britain, to the nostalgic glimpse of the old Arabia, right in the middle of the sea. Here are 15 reasons why Palm Jumeirah needs to be the place to stay when in Dubai. 1. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort Red-roofed pagodas in pure Thai fashion lace the corners of the meandering lagoon pools, occasionally gifted by

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This Himalayan Spa has just been voted Best in the World!

Ananda in the Himalayas Why did this hotel catch your attention? What’s the vibe? I arrived in the evening after a long and stressful travel day. The grand Maharaja’s Palace at the entrance was an impressive sight, aglow in the dusky light of the fading day. There was an old-world grandeur to the palace that was contrasted by the modern buildings that housed my room, the restaurant, and spa at the back of the gardens. The mood is very zen. Guests were speaking in hushed tones and wearing the white pajamas provided by the spa. What’s the backstory? Ananda was founded by Ashok Khanna, a hotelier who dreamed of a holistic hotel and spa that synergizes Indian traditions luxury and

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