Art & Design

Norway's Colorful New Banknotes Are a Design Masterpiece

Architectural firm Snøhetta and graphics company Metric Design team up to redefine the Scandinavian country’s currency.

Art & Design

This Must-see Museum in Denmark May Surprise You

Riches await at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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How Artist Olafur Eliasson Finds Inspiration in Scandinavia's Sunlight

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson—whose work explores our perception of the natural world—speaks with Departures about the...

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Why Oslo's Art Scene is Booming

Ubiquity has turned The Scream into a whimper. Thankfully, there is much more to Oslo’s museums and galleries than its best-known...

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Famed Artist Larry Poons Reemerges After Years Out of the Spotlight

A onetime art-world star who showed with legendary gallerist Leo Castelli, painter Larry Poons vanished from the scene but never stopped working...

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A Design Lover's Guide to Scandinavia's Under-the-radar Art Cities 

Some of Scandinavia’s most cutting-edge places for art and design lie outside the major cities, in the heart of the countryside.

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In Western Australia, Artist Bruce Munro Paints With Light 

Thousands of dots of light evoke the poignant history of a place—and an artist’s wish for peace.

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How Los Angeles Is Becoming an Internationally Renowned Culture Capital

Meet the innovators and idealists who are turning this city into a world-class cultural destination. 

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The World's Best New Museums Opening This Fall

From Scotland's first design museum to Helsinki's new subterranean art playground, add these new art and design openings to your must...

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Looking to the Past for Art Inspiration

Sacred, silly, solemn: Totems are on the rise all over the landscapes of art and design.