Articles

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.

Posted 09/04/12

Mastering the old masters: Paul Cadmus

Cadmus does not fit easily into the conventional rubrics of modern art, since he was part vanguardist and part traditionalist.

Posted 09/04/12

Beyond moonlight and magnolias

"We would have lost so much in the way of regional history and artifacts had MESDA not undertaken this project when it did."

Posted 08/06/12

The (America) House that Mrs. Webb Built

When it closed its doors in 1971, American crafts were no longer an anomaly, and the desire for them had never been stronger.  Mission accomplished. 

Posted 08/06/12

Sparkle Plenty

The vogue for tinsel painting, which spread from high places to low in nineteenth-century America, is the subject of a glittering exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum.

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