An Art Museum Hidden in a Four Seasons: Silicon Valley, California

I normally wouldn’t write about a Four Seasons Hotel. You already know about Four Seasons. And you already know whether or not you can afford it and you probably already know whether or not it would suit your tastes. And if it is the kind of hotel you seek out when in a new city, well, I have no idea why you’re on this website right now to be frank. But the Four Seasons in northern California’s Silicon Valley is a bit of a different story. I’m not going to tell you to stay in this hotel, I have never stayed in it myself, but I will absolutely insist that you visit the hotel’s well-hidden and yet fully remarkable art gallery.

This Four Seasons has a high-end art gallery filled with edgy artwork and even originals from my favorite artist; Salvador Dali. But you probably wouldn’t know about it unless you were already in the hotel and stumbling around.

I’m a long-time fan of artwork and of viewing it in galleries and although this hotel’s collection is small, it is essential that you stop in to see it if you’re in the neighborhood. The admission is free and they’ll even give you a handy device at the front desk to help you navigate your way through a self-guided tour of the art. The best pieces are, without a doubt, the hologram-esque inverted sculptures at the far end of the restaurant. The pieces are chillingly creepy, as the statues’ eyes are meant to appear to be following you, but hey, it’s like a classy haunted house and worth whatever spook it sets upon you.

By: Elizabeth Seward


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