Posted 07/16/09

Creating the West in art

July 2009 | For about two generations now, a group of American museums has been exploring the nature and significance of western art. It was exactly fifty years ago that the Whitney Gallery of Western Art (sister institution to New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art) was founded with that charge as its mission.

Posted 07/16/09

History in towns: Another Las Vegas, this one in New Mexico

July 2009 | How much history lies half-buried beneath the surface of the America we have made? Photography by Jack Parsons.

Posted 06/24/09

New European museums and permanent displays

June 2009 | Important new museums in Amsterdam, Athens, and Berlin; substantial new presentations of permanent collections in London and Prague; a reopening in Oxford; and renovations in Venice notably open their doors to the public this year

Posted 06/24/09

The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 100 years later

June 2009 | A number of exhibitions being mounted across New York State this year commemorate the enduring legacy of the 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration

Posted 05/08/09

Japanned furniture: global objects in provincial America

May 2009 |It reminds us that the provincial society of early America was not so provincial after all. Residents in Boston and the other important colonial ports, such as Salem, Newport, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston, were all part of a global circulation of goods and people.

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