By Gabrielle Blitz
August 04, 2014

One of the best ways to explore a destination is through its local (or visiting) culture. From theater to the arts and performances, we're discussing Summer Culture in our Twitter chat on Tuesday, August 5th from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Join along to ask the experts for tips and advice!

The Host:

T+L's Associate Research Editor, Maggie Suozzi, @maggiesuozzi

The Panelists:

Central Park, @CentralParkNYC

Met Museum, @metmuseum

Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., @ngadc

Eva Respini, @MuseumModernArt Curator, @CuratorOnTheRun


Clark Art Institute, @the_clark

Julie R. Widholm of @mcachicago, @ChicagoCurator

Brooklyn Museum, @brooklynmuseum

Los Angeles Philharmonic, @LAPhil, and Hollywood Bowl, @HollywoodBowl

Amy Meyers, Director of Yale Center for British Art, @YaleBritishArt

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, @MFAH

Santa Fe Opera, @santafeopera

Michael Martin, Trumpet Player, Tanglewood/Boston Symphony Orchestra, @bostonsymphony

Jacob's Pillow Dance, @JacobsPillow

Francesca Zambello, Artisitc and General Director of Glimmerglass Festival, @FZambellow

Bryce Pinkham, Actor, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" on Broadway, @PinkhamBryce

Alessio Bax, Classical Pianist, @alessiobaxpiano

Lucille Chung, Classical Pianist, @lucillechung

James Whiteside, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre, @JamesBruceWhite

Robbie Fairchild, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, @robbiefairchild

Miranda Carroll, LACMA, @LACMA

Stephen Costello, Opera Singer, @CostelloTenor

Ranaan Meyer, Double Bassist, Time for Three, @tf3

Mark Coetzee, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), @MarkCoetzee

How does it work?

1. Log in to Twitter before the chat starts at 2pm ET and be sure to follow @TravlandLeisure.

2. Head over to Enter the hashtag #TL_Chat into the search bar and select the "All" search option to follow the chat in real time.

3. Remember to always add the hashtag #TL_Chat to your tweets.

4. We'll pulse out some questions for our expert panel to answer, but feel free to post your own responses. Or ask questions of your own!

All tweets are subject to our social media terms and conditions and may be used in any and all media including editorial. See full social media terms and conditions.

Gabrielle Blitz is Associate Social Media Editor at Travel + Leisure.