Posts Tagged ‘Art’
Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo: © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA
Staying in the loop is easy when you have daily flights touching down in virtually every major city across America. But nowhere are we more connected to happenings on the ground than San Francisco, where XOJET was born, raised, and molded amid a burgeoning start-up culture brimming with technology and innovation.
“San Francisco is the perfect home base for us,” says Brad Stewart, XOJET President and CEO. “We’re honored to be a part of this forward-thinking community and constantly gain inspiration from the city around us.”
The film festival market is ripe with glamorous travel destinations offering a behind-the-scenes look at the movie industry. In January the spotlight shifts to Park City, Utah, where countless XOJET flights are descending for their annual pilgrimage to the Sundance Film Festival.
It’s the first major date on the annual movie calendar—and certainly one of its most anticipated—but as savvy cinephiles know, it’s far from the only destination worth a layover during an action-packed year in cinema.
Below are some of our other favorite film festivals of the upcoming year, flying more under-the-radar than Sundance but offering the same blend of Oscar contenders, up-and-coming directors, and indie-films-turned-mainstream-hits.
Every year at the beginning of December, a new swarm of fashionable jetsetters descends on the city of Miami. We’re not just talking of sun-starved beachgoers fleeing winter for South Beach, but instead the thousands of art world insiders, collectors, and artists who flock to Miami for Art Basel, one of the most important art fairs of the year.
Art Basel is always quite the feast for the eyes, and the art isn’t half-bad either. However, just as entertaining—and inspiring—as the masterpieces on the wall, are those walking about the fair and sipping Champagne at the after-parties. So now the challenge, if you’re flying XOJET in the direction of Miami Beach, is what to wear?
While you’ll certainly want to blend in with those well-dressed hordes, you’ll also want to stay relatively comfortable. We spoke with three Basel-bound style experts, including artist Jenna Pietrobon, stylist Ian Bradley, and gallerist Leila Greiche, for tips on how to pull off the ultimate Basel look.
What to Wear…for the Preview Day
After graduating in 1994 from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in art history and Japanese, Eric Shiner began a one-year internship at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh the week it opened its doors. He went on to become an expert in contemporary Chinese and Japanese art, and in 2008, he received a phone call from the then-director of The Warhol, asking him if he would like to become the Milton Fine Curator of Art. Shiner accepted the offer and returned to his hometown. He became director…