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The 6 Best Getaways for Art and Architecture Lovers

As Frieze week kicks off, T&C selects the best cultural destinations to visit this season.
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Chicago


This season, the Windy City is home to a new solo exhibition by the London-based artist Enrico David at the Museum of Contemporary Art and a display of paintings by John Singer Sargent at the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to design-forward mainstays such as the Chicago Athletic Association, travelers may consider lodging at the just-opened Hotel Zachary (pictured), whose interiors were inspired by the life and work of the Chicago architect Zachary Taylor Davis.

Belgrade


Once focused exclusively on the Serbian art scene, Belgrade’s annual, multi-venue October Salon (pictured) now showcases the work of 77 artists from around the world, including Takashi Murakami, Tom Sachs, Cao Fei, and Olafur Eliasson. Design-minded visitors may take comfort in the artfully appointed rooms and suites at the sleek and centrally located Square Nine or the aptly titled Belgrade Art Hotel.

New York


Autumn is an ideal time to make the most of the city's cultural scene. Tour the burgeoning Lower East Side gallery scene during its Art Week (17 to 21 October), browse fine and decorative pieces at TEFAF New York Fall (27 to 31 October) or venture north to the picturesque Hudson Valley, home to both Dia:Beacon and the new Magazzino Italian Art (pictured). New and buzz-worthy lodging options to consider include the Freehand Hotel and the Hoxton, Williamsburg.

Palm Springs


Palm Springs is synonymous with old Hollywood glamour and mid-century architecture. Each February, design lovers flock to this desert oasis to experience its many structural gems, and early birds can get a first look at the year’s presentation via the Fall Preview, taking place from 18 to 21 October. Top hotel picks include the Hideaway, the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, and L'Horizon Resort and Spa (pictured).

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Turin


The capital of Piedmont has recently earned a name for itself in contemporary art circles through its annual international fair, Artissima (pictured). This year's presentation will be held from 2 to 4 November, with nearly 200 exhibitors ranging from Dubai's Lawrie Shabibi to Christophe Gaillard of Paris. Local accommodation ranges from the quaint Hotel dei Pittori to the imposing AllegroItalia Golden Palace and the opulent Palazzo del Carretto Art Apartments.

Paris


Though the French capital is evergreen with must-visit art experiences, the changing of the seasons provides an expedient excuse for a séjour of your own. The annual art fairs FIAC and Paris Photo take place during this time, while blockbuster exhibitions from Franz West and Picasso will be on view at the Centre Pompidou (pictured) and the Musée d'Orsay, respectively. Creative types will enjoy retreating to Le Marais, where they'll find small and stylish hotels, like Christian Lacroix's Hotel du Petit Moulin.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.co.uk.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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