Welcome to 12 Days of Artmas, our new non-denominational holiday extravaganza – an Advent calendar with gift ideas and stories for art lovers of all stripes, every day until December 24.
Still looking for the perfect gift? You’re in luck: we’ve got art (and art-adjacent) experiences for everyone on your list, and you can gift them with just a few clicks.
Global membership of the frieze
Frieze has launched a membership program for emerging collectors and other art lovers, called Frieze 91. The tiered package includes a program of offers throughout the year that includes exclusive access to events and art. cultural institutions, as well as VIP access to its fairs in London. , Los Angeles, New York and Seoul. There is also an educational component, with visits to artists’ studios, workshops and conferences.
Price: From £ 990 ($ 1,260) to £ 2,600 ($ 3,600) per year, Available here.
Dine at Alice Waters’ New Restaurant at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles
The mother of Californian cuisine has just opened her first restaurant in nearly 40 years: Lulu, a gathering place for artists, farmers, students and locals in the courtyard of UCLA’s Hammer Museum. Having worked with Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley for over 25 years, chef and writer David Tanis oversees the daily changing menu, which comes direct from local regenerative farms for dishes like Baked Sonoma Goat Cheese with Golden Beets. and garden lettuce. Surrounded by California strawberries and Sierra mint, the indoor-outdoor space has a mosaic wall commissioned from artist Jorge Pardo.
Price: $ 100 to cover dinner for two, with digital gift cards available here.
Frida and Diego immersive in London and Washington, DC
Lately, immersive art experiences have proven to be popular with crowds. After the Immersive Van Gogh Mania, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera will get the Immersive Treatment with Mexican geniuses, which will open in London and Washington, DC next spring. Created by tech company Brain Hunter co., The highly anticipated exhibition will feature digital projections of 300 images of or featuring Mexico’s most famous artist couple. With VR headsets, visitors will also be able to walk the streets of Mexico City that inspired them.
Price: Gift cards start at £ 27 ($ 44.90), available here.
A stay at the Hauser & Wirth hotel in Scotland
Recently Manuela and Iwan Wirth, the couple behind Hauser and Wirth, converted a 19th century inn in the heart of Cairngorms National Park into Fife Arms designed by Russell Sage Studio, turning the small village of Braemar into a bustling art. global destination. With its Creative Residences (Edinburgh artist and poet Alec Finlay created a Guide to the Cairngorms during his stay) and over 16,000 works of art in its 46 suites, dining room, pub and bar Whiskey (including commissions from artists such as Guillermo Kuitca), the Scottish-eclectic hotel is an art lover’s dream.
Price: £ 2,000 ($ 2,737) for an electronic voucher covering a two-night stay with art tours, whiskey tastings and guided walks in the Highlands for two, available here.
A Masterclass subscription
Es Devlin, Jeff Koons and Annie Leibowitz are just a few of the art thinkers who share insight into their creative processes through masterclass courses. Featured photographer Tyler Mitchell discusses tips for shooting with natural light and how to build self-confidence as an artist, while Koons delves into the history of readymades. And of course, if you’re in the mood to branch out beyond art, there is a lot more you can learn on the platform.
Price: $ 16 per month (billed annually), Available here.
A scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Watson Adventures has come up with what might be the funniest way to explore the Met, turning the entire museum into a setting for his treasure hunts. Themes range from a mysterious murder revolving around the purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci from Women in Art History to a special Valentine’s Day edition focused on nudes.
Price: Virtual gift cards from $ 19 to $ 45 per person, available here.
Drinks in the painter’s room at Claridge’s in London
After a complete renovation, Claridge’s, Mayfair’s Art Deco landmark, has just unveiled a John Pawson-designed art space on the premises. The hotel’s new Painter’s Room bar, covered in pink onyx, is another highlight. Sipping on a nifty cocktail (like Saint Remy, a Van Gogh’s-inspired version of the martini Almond blossom, also with apples and quinces) in the middle of the stained glass installation commissioned from British artist Annie Morris would make anyone feel special.
Price: Gift vouchers from £ 50 ($ 67) available here.
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