Around the World in 80 Sprays

Around the World in 80 Sprays

What if I told you that you could walk through an art gallery without ever having to set foot inside a museum? How, you ask? The answer is street art. What is street art? Street art is simply public art created outdoors, usually created with . . . read more

Major and Minor Utah Venues

Major and Minor Utah Venues

Go to concerts, the movies say. They’re youthful and fun. But you go to BYU and live in Provo. “Where?!” you scream into the void. “I don’t know any venues!” The movies say nothing. They just laugh in your face, cold and unfeeling.   Okay, . . . read more

New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans Jazz

Louis Armstrong, perhaps the most famous jazz musician to come from New Orleans, said “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Jazz is the human experience. Jazz is change and adaptation, cooperation and battle. Jazz is joy and pain and everything . . . read more

Sounds of Senegal

Sounds of Senegal

A deeply traditional musical sensation has been sweeping through West Africa’s Senegal for the past few decades, and it continues to be an ever-evolving art form that only grows in popularity in this day and age. This music, known as mbalax (pronounced “mm-ballah”), has taken . . . read more

Illuminated Art: Religion Told through Stained Glass

Illuminated Art: Religion Told through Stained Glass

Learn how stained glass can tell a building’s story.

Holy Emblems: The Symbolism in Sacred Gothic Architecture

Holy Emblems: The Symbolism in Sacred Gothic Architecture

Gothic churches were built with symbolism incorporated into every element. While each building differs slightly in terms of symbolic components, every symbol allows the visitor to have an enlightened and almost otherworldly experience.

All Shook Up over Death Week: The Wacky and Wonderful Ways Memphis Remembers its King

All Shook Up over Death Week: The Wacky and Wonderful Ways Memphis Remembers its King

The city prides itself on the life and legacy of Elvis every day, but Memphis, TN really comes alive with Elvis-appreciation during the annual “Death Week” celebration in August. It is truly a spectacle—a time of mourning, of admiration, of tribute, of nostalgia, and of seeing Elvis impersonators in droves.

Back to the Blueprint

Back to the Blueprint

Restoring ancient cathedrals opens modern eyes to the colors of thirteenth-century.

¡Baile!: The Passion of Latin Dances

¡Baile!: The Passion of Latin Dances

One of the easiest ways to absorb rich Hispanic culture is by observing Latin dancing.

Bollywood: An Expanding Art

Bollywood: An Expanding Art

If you thought Bollywood was restricted to India, think again. This colorful, exciting genre has gained momentum in many areas of the world, maybe even near you.