Decorative arts, paintings, menus, and recipes describe three centuries of American appetites at the Art Institute of Chicago. The works assembled sample the complex stew of art, politics, class, race, gender, and commerce with an eye toward the ever mutable American character.
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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.
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.