Fashion’s eye on art

Not content with just one innovative gallery (Prada Foundation Venice opened in 2003), Miuccia Prada launches the second Prada Foundation this month, in Milan. Housed in a vast, 100-year-old distillery, with modern additions tacked on by starchitect Rem Koolhaus, it will be the largest contemporary art gallery in the city. The inaugural exhibition, “Serial Classic” (May 9–August 24) will explore themes in classical art, from antiquity to Neoclassicism, while parallel show “Portable Classic” (May 9–September 13) runs in Venice – two hours away by train, should you decide to tackle both.
www.fondazioneprada.org.

This story appears in the May issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in our next issue, out Thursday June 4

The Gloss guide to summer festivals

The number of Irish food festivals has mushroomed in recent years, liberally peppering the summer months with fairs, talks and even foodie weekends.Sheridans Cheesemongers Irish food festival is on May 24 at Virginia Road Station, a disused Victorian train station in Co Meath. Over 80 artisan food producers will participate, and last year, workshops came from the likes of Chapter One’s Ross Lewis and Virginia Park Lodge owner Richard Corrigan; www.sheridancheesemongers.com. For a more critical focus, Ballymaloe Lit Fest celebrates food and food writing. The 2015 speakers include LEON founder Allegra McEvedy, plus experts on everything from coffee to cocktails (THE GLOSS wine buff Mary Dowey and Man in a Suitcase, Tim Magee among them). It takes place at Ballymaloe’s Co Cork estate from May 15 – 17; www.litfest.ie.

This story appears in the May issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in our next issue, out Thursday June 4