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Posted 02/02/09

Ernest Blumenschein and the Indians

November 2009 | Ernest L. Blumenschein is recognized for multiple and magnificent contributions to American art and culture. Yet there was one dimension of his world that was enduringly unambiguous, and that was his own philosophical take on the favorite subject in his art, the American Indian.

Posted 02/02/09

Timeless Stones and Bronzes: The collection of Philip Hewat Jaboor

October 2009 | Philip Hewat-Jaboor, who has formed a rare collection of marbles, porphyry, and other hardstones over thirty years, has recently built an extraordinary skylit library in which they are displayed among his extensive collection of books on all aspects of the decorative arts.

Posted 02/02/09

Indian silver for the Raj

October 2008 | The art of the silversmith has long seemed to be one such area, so it is especially thrilling to be confronted with completely unfamiliar material at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, where Delight in Design: Indian Silver for the Raj opened last month.

Posted 02/02/09

The lost generation of Danish design

September 2008 | The furnishings and housewares that emerged from twentieth-century Scandinavia—particularly out of Denmark—had an enormous impact on modernist design.

Posted 02/02/09

Royal porcelain from the Twinight Collection

September 2008 | Today, Richard Baron Cohen’s Twinight Collection is the largest assemblage in private hands of early nineteenth-century porcelain from the royal manufactories at Sèvres, Berlin, and Vienna, rivaled only, perhaps, by museum collections like that of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

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