Posted 03/12/12

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939

In 1851 Albert, prince consort of Queen Victoria, and the architect Henry Cole realized their grand vision of an international exhibition where the traditions, aspirations, and accomplishments of many nations were showcased.1

Posted 03/12/12

Tradition and innovation at Longwood Gardens

Thirty miles from Philadelphia, Pierre S. du Pont's gardens are among the world's most visited due to their nimble mix of history and modernity...and some spectacular showmanship

Posted 03/12/12

Early Color

Although he was inspired by his contemporaries Alfred Steiglitz and Edward Steichen to move photoraphy into the realm of art, Heinrich Kuhn did so in images that joyously exploit the use of color

Posted 03/12/12

Teamwork in Piedmont, North Carolina

Dr. Thomas H. Sears Jr. and his wife, Sara, are well known in Piedmont, North Carolina, as a couple who are serious about historic preservation and collecting. Over the past forty-five years, their commitment to one another and their shared goals have enabled them to assemble one of North Carolina's finest collections of southern antiques, preserve one of the area's most significant paint-decorated interiors, and construct a warm, inviting home that showcases both.

Posted 02/05/12

Miniature discoveries

The recent appearance of two portrait miniatures leads to new information about back­country South Carolina artist Isaac Brownfield Alexander.

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