A new installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
As antique furniture goes, it is not much to look at: four simply turned legs; a drawer; two square wells, for ink and pounce. Despite its diminutive stature, however, the desk is a fitting centerpiece for the show, for it was, in its time, the platform for dramatic change.
The American Folk Art Museum presents a fascinating collection of quilts made by men at arms.
A new exhibition explores the affinities between the work of Henry James and the American painting of his time.
The most intriguing tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of Henry David Thoreau’s birth is surely Walden, a game produced by USC’s Game Innovation Lab. Walden, a game lets you (virtually) experience what Thoreau’s life was like during the two years, two months, and two days that he lived at Walden Pond.
Among members of the Hudson River School of painting, Sanford Robinson Gifford has long been considered one of the most brilliant painters of light and air.
If you’re traveling along Connecticut Route 16, just south of Main Street in Colchester, you’re probably driving right over the location of the first school in the state founded specifically for African-American children.
The only thing more remarkable than John Bullard’s studio pottery collection is how quickly he became a connoisseur of the field.
The McFerrin Collection—housed in the Houston Museum of Natural Science and built over the past sixteen years by Dorothy and Artie McFerrin—features the largest private holdings in the United States of objects by the Russian jewelry firm Fabergé.
A new exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles is the latest showcase for the powerful work of assemblage artist Betye Saar.