What's New in the West: September 2011
Highlights include a new Oregon coast bicycle adventure, a graphic novel exhibit at the Boise Art Museum, cooking classes paired with farmer's market tours in Portland, and a new book on wine tourism in the Napa Valley.
In Monterey, Calif., catch unscheduled feedings of sharks, jellyfish, and other ocean critters using Monterey Bay Aquarium’s free new text message service. Find details on your visitor map at entry.
Final Light: V. Douglas Snow in Retrospect, an exhibit at Salt Lake City’s Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Salt Lake Art Center, features landscapes by the late painter. umfa.utah.edu.
Join Pedal Bike Tours on the new Oregon Coast Adventure, a leisurely 10-mile bike ride along the Three Capes Loop. Roundtrip shuttle service from Portland is included. $89. pedalbiketours.com/index.shtml.
At Idaho’s Boise Art Museum, Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel presents works from 40 Northwest artists, including Spider-Man inker Randy Emberlin. Through Nov. 27. boiseartmuseum.org.
The Portland cooking school In Good Taste now offers culinary classes paired with guided farmers’ market tours. $85–$100. ingoodtastestore.com.
Website MondoWindow provides in-flight details on places you’re soaring over, including towns, parks, and attractions. Log on during any Wi-Fi-equipped U.S. flight. mondowindow.com.
Opening in September in Reno, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum has eight kid-friendly galleries including Under the Stars and Da Vinci’s Corner. nvdm.org.
The Colt Revolver in the American West, an ongoing exhibit, has opened at the Autry National Museum in Los Angeles. theautry.org.
Get the scoop on shuttles, buses, vans, and taxis at 460 airports worldwide with Salk International’s downloadable Airport Transit Guide. $10. Find it at itunes.apple.com.
Painter Mark Eberhard’s On the Edge portrays birds that are extinct or facing extinction. See his work at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Oct. 22 through Apr. 15. wildlifeart.org.
Ansel Adams: A Legacy showcases more than 160 gelatin silver prints by the famed photographer, including iconic photographs of Yosemite and Monument Valley. At Montana’s Missoula Art Museum, Oct. 7 through Apr. 8. missoulaartmuseum.org.
A vineyardist, a balloonist, and others offer insights in Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley. $22. barnesandnoble.com.
This article was first published in September 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.