Posted 10/10/12

Defining glamour: Syrie Maugham and Cecil Beaton

The complementary relationship between Syrie Maugham and Cecil Beaton provides a remarkable record of the interplay between fashion, photography, and design in the years between the first and second World Wars. 

Posted 10/10/12

The Peabody Essex Museum's collection of Chinese export ceramics

A selection of objects from the nearly three hundred examples featured in William R. Sargent's monumental Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum, published earlier this year.

Posted 10/10/12

Amistad and after: Hale Woodruff's Talladega murals

Considered one of Woodruff's most important accomplishments, the murals are as significant historically as they are artistically.

Posted 09/06/12

Winslow Homer's The Life Line: A Narrative of gender and modernity

Bringing a suspenseful story of danger and heroic rescue to an audience that never seems to tire of courageous knights and fainting maidens, Winslow Homer's "The Life Line" has been popular since the day it was completed in 1884.

Posted 09/04/12

Right place, right time: The Grigson-Didier house in New Orleans

To understand the world of James Donald Didier you should pay attention to his silence. This is a man who sees history; too much talk and too many questions will only extinguish what the eye should behold and the spirit feel.

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