52 Places to Go in 2014


Witness a city in transformation, glimpse exotic animals, explore the past and enjoy that beach before the crowds.

– Addis Ababa #13 (link to full article below)

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The Zoma Contemporary Art Center. Michel Temteme for The New York Times The Zoma Contemporary Art Center. Michel Temteme for The New York Times

#13. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

– An ambitious art scene heads toward the international stage.

Building on a strong historical legacy (Addis boasts one of East Africa’s oldest art schools) are a host of events scheduled for 2014: a photography festival, two film festivals and a jazz and world music festival. Thanks to the city’s diverse art institutions and galleries, including the artist-in-residence village Zoma Contemporary Art Center and the Asni Gallery (really more an art collective than a gallery), there is an art opening at least once a week. Even the local Sheraton puts on “Art of Ethiopia,” an annual show of new talent. But it’s the National Museum that, in May and June, will host this year’s blockbuster exhibit, “Ras Tafari: The Majesty and the Movement,” devoted to Emperor Haile Selassie I and Rastafarianism. — GISELA WILLIAMS

Full article here http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/10/travel/2014-places-to-go.html?placeId=readerchoice&smid=tw-nytimes (High bandwidth advised for this presentation)

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