Fresh art at SFO, MIA, STL and LAX

Got time before or between flights? Check out these fresh art exhibits at these airports.

Lamps by Lillian Palmer. Courtesy SFO Museum


At San Francisco International Airport, the SFO Museum is presenting “At Home with Arts and Crafts” through December 10, 2017, pre-security International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby.

The exhibition features a wide assortment of Arts and Crafts furnishing from the early 20th Century.


Saturday Evening Girls Club/Paul Revere Pottery. Courtesy SFO Museum

Miami International Airport unveiled “Starting Ahead,” 25 portraits by five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee André Chung and Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists C. W. Griffin and Carl-Philippe Juste taken in childcare centers and other venues.


Photo by C.W. Griffin/Iris PhotoCollective; Courtesy MIA

St. Louis Lambert International Airport has three new exhibitions for travelers:

From Gallery 210, part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, there’s a lithograph exhibition featuring the work of eight noted international, national and regional artists.


On&On Series, Pt. 2, by Danielle and Kevin McCoy (WORK/PLAY) feature symbols representing Astral Travel, Enlightenment, Intuition, and Cosmos – all printed on denim.


The third exhibit at STL is Michael Hoffman’s work – Confluence 1 and Confluence 2 .

(Photos courtesy STL)

And at Los Angeles International Airport, a new exhibition titled Gate Pass by Nicole Rademacher in on view in the Terminal 3 Ticketing Level, while Olga Lah’s, installation titled Translation – which is  made of hundreds of opened paperback books –  is in the Tom Bradley International in the Customs Hallway, Arrivals Level. Both works will be there through mid-September 2017.



Nicole Rademacher, “Gate Pass” Photo: Panic Studio LA


Ogla Lah’s ‘Translation’ . Photo: Panic Studio LA

Airports celebrate Mother’s Day


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Mother’s Day weekend is being celebrated at airports around the country, starting today.

At Los Angeles International Airport, traveling mothers can get complimentary makeovers, hand massages and fragrance consultations, sample Godiva chocolates and enter raffles for prizes in front of DFS, post-security at the Tom Bradley Terminal (TBIT) on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Airport staff will also be handing out chocolate roses to moms.

(A ticket for a flight at any LAX terminal will get you past the security checkpoint at TBIT)

Friday through Sunday at Miami International Airport (from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. pre-security and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. post-security) MIA Ambassadors will be presenting moms with chocolate roses.

Moms at MIA can also enter a raffle for a $200 American Express gift card if they take a picture with a chocolate rose or with an “I’m a Mom, what’s your super power?” t-shirt at an MIA concession and post it to a MIA social media platform with the “ShopsAtMIA” tag.

And, as they have every year since 2009, volunteers at Jacksonville International Airport will likely be on duty with 1000 red, white and pink carnations for moms.

Cool travel posters at Miami Int’l Airport

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An new exhibition at Miami International Airport’sFaster, Farther, and More Comfortable than Ever Before – features vintage posters from the dawn of the 20th century.

A collaboration between MIA and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the exhibition near Gate D-31 showcases more than 20 reproduction posters whose originals were produced from 1900 through the 1930s and are now housed at The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Here are some more samples:

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Boutique cigars on sale at MIA Int’l Airport


Miami International Airport
is developing a locally-themed marketplace in the North Terminal, (between gates D-26 and D-29) and plans to fill it with shops and restaurants that offer a sampling of Miami’s diverse demographics.

A Miami Marlins store opened in the marketplace in December and this week the airport celebrated the opening of a branch of Cuban Crafters , which sells boutique cigars, humidors and accessories.


More marketplace outlets should be open by the summer and the airport promises other locally themed concepts, from Caribbean and Mediterranean food to stone crabs and empanadas.

Spend Mother’s Day at the airport

Airports around the country are rolling out the red carpet for Mother’s Day with special events, free gifts and shopping discounts. Here’s a round-up:

Keeping with their tradition, Volunteer Airport Ambassadors at Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport will have about 1000 carnations to hand out to moms passing through the airport on Mother’s Day.

At Miami International Airport they’re celebrating Mother’s Day Friday through Sunday with discounts, gifts-with-purchase and freebies in the shops, foil-wrapped chocolate roses for moms and events that include live music, a pick-a-pearl game with real oysters and a chance to make last-minute Mother’s Day cards and photo postcards.
(Find the coupons and event locations here.)

At Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports, food and retail concessions posting the sign above will be handing out free flower seed packets (zinnias) to moms from Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13, 2012. (While supplies last).

There are also special Mother’s Day sales and gift-with-purchase offers going on at Philadelphia International Airport , at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, at the Swatch stores in JFK International Airport, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and at Boston’s Logan Airport.