THE MAGAZINE




MAY/JUNE 2019


 
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Cover: In a Saint Croix town house, a collection of Imari porcelain is displayed on an island-made mahogany “cupping” table with an intricately carved splashboard. Photograph by Clemrick Bryan.

 

Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

Maker’s Mark
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

Kentucky tall-case clocks at the Speed Art Museum, retablos at Princeton, ironwork at the National Museum of African Art, and more

Museum Visit

Town, Gown, and Globe: A place of cultural confluence in Berkeley
Gregory Cerio

Farther Afield

Homage to Verrocchio: An exhibition in Florence celebrates the Renaissance master who taught Leonardo
James Gardner

Events

Katherine Lanza

Endnotes

Folk art flashbacks
Eleanor H. Gustafson

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Features



 
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Living with Antiques

An elegant town house on the island of Saint Croix features an exemplary collection of antique West Indies-crafted mahogany furniture Michael Connors
 
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Modern Painters Abroad

John Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites Linda S. Ferber
 
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“So snug and nice”

A visit to the Osborne House, Queen Victoria's beloved seaside refuge Barrymore Laurence Scherer
 
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Up in the Air

The Frick revives the memory of a lost group of frescoes by Tiepolo James Gardner
 
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Boston Strong

As the Carolyn and Peter Lynch art collection travels to the Peabody Essex Museum, we look at a part of it at home on Commonwealth Avenue
 
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Northern Lights

Now a public museum, the Thiel Gallery in Stockholm was home to one of Sweden's great turn-of-the-century artisitc and literary salons Ezra Shales
 
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Botanical Bossa Nova

The irrepressible Brazilian artist and landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx is on stage once again, at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx Elizabeth Pochoda
 
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Highland Fling

A strinkingly original new hotel in Scotland marries contemporary art and traditional furnishings Brian Allen