Posted 01/20/12

Ahead of the curve: The Newark Museum now and then

In a better world we would all be thronging the doors of the Newark Museum; in the best of worlds Ulysses Grant Dietz would be there to meet us, taking us through the galleries with fellow curators Christa Clarke and Katherine Anne Paul

Posted 01/12/17

Compass Points

The man who brought together the furniture and works of art in two Texas homes takes inspiration from several directions.  

Posted 01/11/17

Revisiting The Art of the Common Man

The exhibition American Folk Art: The Art of the Common Man in America, 1750–1900 was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from November 30, 1932, through January 14, 1933. Presenting American folk art as part of a continuous artistic tradition reaching back to the eighteenth century, it was the most comprehensive, illuminating display of the subject held up to that time.

Posted 01/11/17

Growing Interests: Expanding the collections at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

In 1926 John D. Rockefeller Jr. formally embarked on the project that would become the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation by purchasing Philip Ludwell's house of about 1775 on Duke of Gloucester Street. That acquisition, the first "antique" in Colonial Williamsburg's collection, came to play a pivotal role in the founding of what would eventually be the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. 

Posted 01/06/17

Missing pieces

Scholars hope to reunite all thirty paintings in Jacob Lawrence's Struggle series, his epic of early American history. But the whereabouts of several panels is unknown.