The story of Marica and Jan Vilcek is the story of one couple's long pilgrimage into the cultural heart of this country. It begins during the mid-1960s in the wake of the Kennedy assassination and just when the most volatile decade of the American century was coming to a boil. In some ways it is the story of the survival of the American dream in those years, but it is significantly more than that.
Although his name may be forgotten, the French collector, decorator, and ceramist has had a lasting influence on American taste
Although Anders Zorn has been largely forgotten by the general public, at the turn of the last century he was one of the most famous artists in the world.
The euphoria of independence coupled with the horrors of Partition added a new layer of complexity to a society already wrestling with the effects of colonialism and modernization