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EXHIBITION

Art, science, and the Second Great Awakening

By Stacy C. Hollander

The American Folk Art Museum examines the work of Orra White Hitchcock, scientific illustrator and minister’s wife

The Magazine ANTIQUES and MODERN Magazine's Memorial Day Weekend in Hudson

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An early American art entrepreneur at the Speed - Let the Thomas Coles and Sanford Giffords of the world woo rich patrons, the artist Thomas Chambers went after aspiring members of the middle class, eager to have tokens of refinement in their home—a sweeping vista of Niagara Falls or the Bay of Naples, or a stirring depiction of a battle at sea.
New Life for a Renaissance Woman from Brooklyn - Back in January, a painting at Skinner Auctions’ sale of American and European Works of Art caught the eye of journalist and historian Eve M. Kahn. It was striking: a seated, semi-nude woman wearing a long, flowing train, tightly cropped and rendered with deft, impressionistic brush strokes. Kahn was eager to learn more about the artist, Edith Varian Cockcroft (1881–1962), but the facts of the Brooklyn native’s life proved elusive.
Eda Lord Dixon Rediscovered - In 2014 the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art received a gift from devoted patron Jacqueline Loewe Fowler of a stunning Arts and Crafts silver and enamel hand mirror by Eda Lord Dixon. At the time, Eda was virtually unknown, even among Arts and Crafts silver scholars, principally because she rarely signed her work.
Folk art from the post office - Philately is a subject that has rarely, if ever, been covered in the pages of ANTIQUES, but when we saw these “Waterbury fancy cancellations” in the announcement of an upcoming postage stamp auction, we couldn’t resist.
Farther afield - In Antwerp, an arts festival toasts the legacy of Peter Paul Rubens

A portrait takes shape
Art

A portrait takes shape

By Eve M. Kahn
The artist Annie Traquair Lang begins to emerge from the shadow of her mentor and paramour, William Merritt Chase.

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EXHIBITIONS

Take the 3 train (or the 2)

By Diana L. Linden
On 135th Street in Harlem, one of New York’s most remarkable public art collections can be seen and studied at the Schomburg Center.


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2017 HIGHLIGHTS

ART

Missing pieces

By Elizabeth Hutton Turner

FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS

Presidential Appointments

By Carswell Rush Berlin

EXHBITIONS

A stitch in wartime

By Stacy C. Hollander and Annette Gero

FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS

Thomas Jefferson’s Letter Rack

By Elizabeth Pochoda


BOOKS

Black Dolls

By Margo Jefferson

EXHIBITIONS

Gray Matters

By Jennifer Goff

ART

Mourning Becomes Them

By Catherine E. Kelly

Living with Antiques

Living with Antiques: Cajun and Creole

By Chris Waddington


SPOTLIGHT

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

  • Connector.

    Gregory Cerio, Editor-in-Chief

    Not long ago someone asked me how I became interested in antiques and I didn’t have a ready answer. I may as well have been asked: “How did you become interested in breathing?” more...


WHERE TO GO,
WHAT TO SEE

To celebrate the publication of Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family, written and photographed by Pieter Estersohn, our friends at Hudson Hall, the venerable arts center in the city of Hudson, NY, have organized a series of tours and lectures. Learn more by clicking here.


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