Unlock Art in 16 Inspired Destinations

Le Meriden’s Unlock Art™ program is the culturally curious traveler's dream come true. Simply present a hotel room key for free entry to museums, art centers and cultural institutions across the country. Explore the options for enriching travel and plan your next getaway, culture included.
Unlock Art in 15 Inspired Destinations

1. CANADIAN CENTER OF ARCHITECTURE

Founded in 1979, the CCA was created to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society. The Center holds one of the world’s foremost international research collections of publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, photographs and architectural archives. Guests of Le Méridien Montreal enjoy free access to the Canadian Center of Architecture.

2. YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

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Experience a high-profile San Francisco venue offering contemporary visual art, performance and film/video representing diverse cultural and artistic perspectives from around the world. YBCA is a center of creativity in the Bay Area, recognized globally for its dedication to artistic innovation and commitment to creatively engaging the community in contemporary art. Guests of Le Méridien San Francisco enjoy complimentary access to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

3. SPRUILL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
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The mission of Spruill Center for the Arts is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts in the community. The Center offers an extensive and diverse program of classes, professional artist exhibition series and outreach programs, plus a popular gift shop and the popular "EVERYTHING WILL BE OK" display. Guests of Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter enjoy complimentary access to Spruill Center for the Arts.

4. MIT MUSEUM

The MIT Museum invites you to explore invention, ideas and innovation. Through interactive exhibitions, public programs, experimental projects and its renowned collections, the museum showcases the fascinating world of MIT and inspires people with the possibilities and opportunities offered by science and technology.  Guests of Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT enjoy complimentary access to MIT Museum.

5. TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART

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The Tampa Museum of Art is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. The Museum balances a growing collection with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions that brings the world’s finest visual arts to the region. Guests of Le Méridien Tampa enjoy complimentary access to the Tampa Museum of Art.

6. INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PHILADELPHIA

Founded in 1963, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is a leader in the presentation of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, commissions, educational programs and publications, the ICA invites the public to share in the experience, interpretation and understanding of the work of established and emerging artists.  Guests of Le Méridien Philadelphia enjoy complimentary access to ICA.

7. SANTA MONICA HISTORY MUSEUM

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Founded in 1975 and known as a “Santa Monica Treasure” the Santa Monica History Museum collects and preserves the history, art, and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. Containing over one million items including the personal historical collection of Senator John P. Jones, the archives of the Santa Monica Outlook Newspaper beginning in 1875, and famous photo collections, the museum has six galleries and a research library located in a state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the main Santa Monica Public Library campus. Guests of Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica enjoy complimentary access to the Santa Monica History Museum.

8. WALKER ART CENTER

The Walker Art Center ranks among the five most-visited contemporary art museums in the U.S.  Focusing on the visual, performing and media arts, the Walker takes a diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection and preservation of art with a wide array of visual art including dance, music and theater performances, film screenings and filmmaker dialogues, as well as educational activities such as lectures and hands-on art classes. Guests of Le Méridien Chambers, Minneapolis enjoy complimentary access to Walker Art Centre.

9. PIZZUTI COLLECTION

The Pizzuti Collection features temporary exhibitions of contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti.  What began as a personal passion for art grew into a lifetime commitment of the Pizzutis to bring world-class art to Columbus, helping to enhance the cultural knowledge of the area. Guests of Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph enjoy complimentary access to The Pizzuti Collection.

10. ELMHURST ART MUSEUM

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As a vibrant center for the visual arts for nearly 20 years, Elmhurst Art Museum serves people of all ages, offering exhibitions, educational programs and studio classes, all in an award-winning architectural landmark of glass and steel. Guests of Le Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center enjoy complimentary access to Elmhurst Art Museum.

11. MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts features the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary and European art. The five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Guests of Le Méridien Charlotte enjoy complimentary access to The Mint Museum Uptown.

12. DALLAS CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events.  Located in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is a unique art space with a rotating schedule of dynamic exhibitions. Guests of Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh enjoy complimentary access to Dallas Contemporary Art Museum.

13. ARTISPHERE

Artisphere connects artists and audiences through an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking arts programming. Get an insight into the creative process and engage in artistic adventures, from contemporary visual art, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. Guests of Le Méridien Arlington enjoy complimentary access to Artisphere.

14. L'ATELIER DES ARTISTES

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On the top floor of Le Meridien Tahiti, guests can experience local and international culture with a unique and interactive experience by meeting the creative people behind the art.  Offering exhibitions of contemporary works of art including paintings, photography, sculpture, music and dance, L’Atelier allows visitors to witness the techniques and even create their own original artworks to take home.  Guests of Le Méridien Tahiti enjoy complimentary access to L’Atelier Des Artistes.

15. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER NEW ORLEANS

The CAC is a multi-disciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production and promotion of art. It organizes, presents and tours curated exhibitions, performances and programs by local, regional, national and international artists, demonstrating local leadership by educating children and adults and initiating and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists and supporters. Guests of Le Méridien New Orleans enjoy complimentary access to Contemporary Arts Center.

16. INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART

In 1883, an exhibition of 453 works opened as the first exhibition organized by the Art Association of Indianapolis. The success of that exhibition established the Art Association in the local cultural scene and led to more exhibitions, as well as lectures and eventually a campus featuring a museum and art school. The Art Association of Indianapolis changed its name to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1969, and the organization has evolved into the fifth largest encyclopedic art museum in the country. Guests of Le Méridien Indianapolis enjoy complimentary access to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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