"Do not bore. Do not be obvious." That was the advice given by painter, teacher, and critic Hamilton Easter Field to his students in the Ogunquit School of Painting and Sculpture.
The rich art and history of Pennsylvania shine forth in a collection of fine Philadelphia furniture, Pennsylvania folk art, American paintings with regional connections, and Chinese export porcelain and other treasures obtained primarily from local dealers. Photography by Gavin Ashworth
Historic New England, subject of the loan exhibition at the Winter Antiques Show, captures our attention by preserving grand houses as well as humble objects, allowing us to see the rich interplay between artifacts, documents, memory, and place.
December 2009 | President James Madison and his wife, Dolley Payne Todd Madison, presided over Wednesday evening gatherings in the French salon tradition that were the highlight of Washington social life.