THE ULTIMATE CAR COLLECTION: FRIST CENTER, NASHVILLE

You don’t have to be an auto enthusiast to be dazzled by the collection of innovative luxury Italian cars on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. It will just happen. “Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance 1945-1975” presents some of the finest post-WWII Italian-designed and -built automobiles. Among them are 19 cars […]

BILTMORE HOUSE & GARDENS: STEPPING BACK INTO THE GILDED AGE

When the Biltmore House officially opened on Christmas Eve 1895, it was arguably the most magnificent family home in America. It still is today. George and Edith Vanderbilt raised their daughter, Cornelia, here, amid 250 rooms and 8,000 rolling acres near Asheville, N.C. A self-guided audio tour leads visitors through the faithfully preserved French-style chateau […]

DeVILBISS VINTAGE PERFUME BOTTLE EXHIBIT, SPARTANBURG, S.C.

During much of the 20th Century, the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio, designed and produced some of the finest perfume bottles and vanity items ever. More than 140 of them are on display through July 5 at the Spartanburg Art Museum. This stunning exhibit showcases mostly those from between 1924 and 1929, a time when […]