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MAMA SHELTER PRAGUE OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. W e are always on the hunt for authentic hotels that incorporate elements of the cities in which they're located. For the past decade, Mama Shelter hotels has cultivated a brand built around stylish properties, well-designed rooms, and locally inspired restaurants. With nine hotels across the globe, from Bordeaux and Belgrade to Toulouse and L.A., the group has created environments that feel right at home in their host cities, incorporating the infl uences, colors, and spirit of the city. The newest Mama Shelter has settled into the former Zdenek Edel-designed Parkhotel, which was Prague's most prestigious address when it opened in 1967. Noted for its clean lines and modernist feel, Mama Shelter Prague maintains many of the original elements, with key design touches courtesy of Jalil Amor, former assistant to Philippe Starck, and French artist Beniloys, whose fi gurative and narrative frescos grace the walls and ceilings of the restaurant and public rooms. Mama Shelter Prague has 238 rooms, with a picturesque terrace that overlooks the city. The hotel and staff create an amazing atmosphere and guests feel genuinely cared for — and that's something that's hard to put a price on. prague. Steven Hempel ART NOTES T he Great Erwitt: Magnum Photo Agency's Elliott Erwitt has forged a career that spans seven decades. Drama, humor, the human condition, and an uncanny ability to capture "the decisive moment" are the hallmarks of his most iconic images, which are presented by Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery as Erwitt marks his 90th birthday. Those who intersected history and celebrity (Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon, Che Guevara, and Nikita Khrushchev) appear in his Leica lens, to be rendered in signature, and masterful, black-and- white prints (through November 10). Time Travel: "Cult of the Machine: Precisionism in American Art" at the Dallas Museum of Art examines a time period, 1910 to World War II, via objects and canvases ranging from a stylish cocktail shaker to Paul Frankl's bookcase that offers an ode to skyscrapers. Paintings by the two Charleses — Demuth and Sheeler — are joined by the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and the mythic Gerald Murphy, alongside photo notables Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, and Paul Stand (through January 6). Catherine D. Anspon Elliott Erwitt's USSR. Moscow, 1959 (Nikita Khrushchev & Richard Nixon), 1959, at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery Welcome to Prague Mama Shelter Prague A decadent dessert pairs well with a cocktail A room with a view COURTESY MAMA SHELTER COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PDNB GALLERY 28

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