Shopping for Authenic Native American Art in Tucson

Despite being hundreds of miles from the Navajo and Hopi Reservations in northeastern Arizona, Tucson has long been known as a center for Native American arts. Here’s a primer on purchasing authentic arts and jewelry and supporting Native American artists.

The Parthenon in Nashville’s Centennial Park

Centennial Park’s life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon is a monument to the creativity and energy of the New South, and also to Nashville’s distinction as the Athens of the South. Read more about the history of Nashville’s Parthenon and reasons why you should go beyond admiring the exterior and step inside.

Visual Art & Architecture in Mexico

Julie Doherty Meade discusses the history of visual art and architecture in Mexico, from the stepped temple-pyramids of the pre-Columbian era to the influence of French occupation on Mexico City. Read on to learn more about Mexican art—both past and present.

What to See in Pelourinho, Salvador’s Colonial Center

Most of Salvador’s most interesting sights are conveniently located in the old colonial center of the Cidade Alta, known as the Pelourinho. Replete with richly adorned churches and convents, its hilly cobblestoned streets also reflect a lot of the vibrancy and color of Bahian life.

Visiting the Capital City of Santa Fe in Argentina

Capital of its province, the city of Santa Fe plays second fiddle to youthful Rosario in economics and culture, but it has a core of colonial monuments that no other nearby place can match. It also enjoys easy access to the middle Paraná islands, thanks to a series of bridges across the river’s tributaries to the city of Paraná, Entre Ríos.