The Western state of Utah is home to stunning red rock formations shaped by geological forces over millions of years. Some of the most beautiful are at five of the state's most popular national park sites, known as "The Mighty 5." National parks traveler Mikah Meyer shared highlights of his visit to three of the Mighty 5 sites, with VOA's Julie Taboh.
There is an emerging contemporary art scene in Vietnam, and it includes a collective of Ho Chi Minh City-based artists who come from multicultural backgrounds called The Propeller Group. While the group rarely shows its work in Vietnam because of censorship, there is a traveling exhibit of its work in the U.S. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports on how themes of the Cold War, life and death are represented in the multimedia exhibit now in Houston's Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
The art of French painter Henri Matisse is enough to draw a visitor to any gallery. The painter was drawn to art himself and during his lifetime gathered a collection of objects from around the world that inspired his art. London's Royal Academy of Arts has staged a unique exhibit showing Matisse's art collection along with the paintings it inspired. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.