COVER: Portrait of Roger Dutilleul by Amedeo Modigliani, 1919. Collection of Bruce and Robbi Toll.

Editor’s letter

Critical thinking / Difficult issues

Seeking Asylum
Glenn Adamson

Current and coming

On books

James Gardner

Museum Acquisition

The Met snares a splended piece of southern stoneware
Sarah Archer

New Light

A William Henry Rinehart Leander comes to the surface
Stuart P. Feld


Katherine Lanza


Eleanor H. Gustafson




Tokens of friendship,
tools of diplomacy

Presentation medals in the Age of Exploration
Robert McCracken Peck

Why the long face

The Jewish Museum explores Modigliani's lonely sense of self
David Ebony

Polished Performances

Classic and contemporary silver in dialogue at the Museum of the City of New York
Marisa Bartolucci

“Miss Dimock is not orthodox at all”

The life and career of Edith Dimock Glackens
Avis Berman

Thomas Jefferson’s Letter Rack

David Esterly carves our past
Elizabeth Pochoda

“Pleasure in the beautiful ‘thing as such'”

Fashion and the Wiener Werkstätte
Janis Staggs

A New World Old Master

The Met rescues a seventeenth-century Mexican artist from obscurity
James Gardner

Treasures beyond gold

A new exhibition examines the luxury arts of the ancient Americas
Joanne Pillsbury