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Posted 06/04/12

Past, Present, and Future at the Huntington

Its name, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, pretty well covers what this singular institution in San Marino, California, is all about. But it hardly begins to tell the story. 

Posted 06/04/12

The boy who loved ANTIQUES

"While my childhood friends were engrossed in Boys' Life, Mad Magazine, and racier fare, I eagerly anticipated next month's issue."

Posted 05/09/12

At home in modernism: The John C. Waddell collection of American design

The art of today must be created today," the designer and author Paul T. Frankl wrote in 1928. "It must express the life about us. It must reflect the main characteristics and earmarks of our own complex civilization."1 Over the past four decades, collector John C. Waddell has explored the idea behind Frankl's words.  

Posted 05/09/12

The Kaufman Collection: The pursuit of excellence and a gift to the nation

In my catalogue of friends, mentors, scholars, and collectors, Linda Ha. and the late George M. Kaufman fill all the roles...

Posted 05/09/12

Genius is always above its age

A traveling retrospective of George Bellows offers a fresh perspective on an artist whose work transcended time, place, and the accomplishments of his contemporaries.

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