March 4, 2014 | Comings and Goings
Joshua W. Lane has been named the Lois F. and Henry S. McNeil Curator of Furniture at Winterthur Museum. Lane, curator of furniture at Historic Deerfield since 2000, assumes the post on April 14. He directed Historic Deerfield's Summer Fellowship Program between 2005 and 2012. Lane replaces Wendy Cooper, who retired last year.
Malcolm Rogers, director of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts since 1994, will retire. The activist director oversaw an era of explosive growth at the MFA culminating with the opening of the new Art of the Americas Wing in 2010 but was at times criticized at times for his aggressive management style. Rogers, who is staying until a successor is found, also announced two new curatorial chairs. Frederick Ilchman will head Art of Europe while Benjamin Weiss leads Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
February 25, 2014 | In 1989 Lawrence Steigrad and his wife and business partner, Peggy Stone, began dealing in Old Master paintings backed by only a thousand dollars and a few credit cards. For the first year, in case things didn't work out, Stone continued to work as a cataloguer at William Doyle, returning home to help with research and cataloguing late into the night. Their astonishing gamble paid off. The New York-based dealers are now in their twenty-fifth year as leaders in the field and are firmly established exhibitors at TEFAF Maastricht, the world's preeminent art and antiques fair.
In 2011 Steigrad and Stone had the honor of having one of their paintings chosen from among the innumerable great works offered at the show as the cover of the TEFAF catalogue and its promotional materials. That exquisitely rendered portrait of 1667 by Hendrick Berckman depicts a young boy of about two so finely dressed in starched lace and colorful ribbons over his silken skirts that the picture was mis…» More
February 24, 2014 | What began as a well-intentioned effort to halt the wanton slaughter of elephants has resulted in sweeping restrictions on the U.S. trade in elephant ivory. As part of the Obama administration's broader strategy to combat wildlife trafficking, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on February 11 announced new regulations prohibiting all imports, even antiques made partly or entirely of the material. The rules, say dealers in historic works of art, denigrate cultural heritage while failing to stop poachers, who will likely find ready markets for ivory elsewhere in the world.
The regulations also limit exports to objects that are demonstrably one hundred years or older, apparently preventing an American dealer or institution from selling an inlaid Ruhlmann cabinet of 1926 to a European client. Selling documented antique ivory across state lines remains lawful, as does intrastate trade in objects imported lawfully prior to 1990 or 1975, depending on whether the ivory is…» More
February 24, 2014 | February 28 - March 2 Maryland Antiques Show, Towson, Maryland marylandantiquesshow.org
March 6 - 9 The Armory Show New York thearmoryshow.com
March 7 - April 20 Biggs Museum of American Art: Delaware Sampler Symposium: "'Wrought with Careful Hand': Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers", Dover, Delaware
March 11 - June 29 Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West", NewYork City
March 12 - 16 Charleston Art and Antiques Forum, Charleston, SC charlestonantiquesforum.org
March 13 - June 30 Neue Galerie: "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 "'New York City
March 14 - 22 Asia Week New York asiaweekny.com
March 14 - 23 TEFAF Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands tefaf.com
March 15 - 18 Asia Art Fair New York theasiaartfair.com
March 16 - July 6 St. Louis Art Museum: "Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet", St. Louis, Missouri
February 23, 2014 | Yale University Art Gallery: "Byobu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens"; to July 6 (New Haven, Connecticut)
Delaware Art Museum: "'Bessed are thePeacemakers': Violet Oakley's The Angel of Victory (1941)"; to May 25 (Wilmington, Delaware)
Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art: "William Glackens"; to June 1 (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Ballet Dancer Seated on a Stool by Henri Matisse, French (1869-1954), 1927. Oil on canvas, 32 1/8 by 23 7/8 inches. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland; photograph by Mitro Hood.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: "Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art"; to May 18.
Toledo Museum of Art: "The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden"; to May 11 (Toledo, Ohio)
Portland Art Museum: "Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music"; to May 11 (Portland, Maine)
by Émile Jacques Ruhlmann (1879-1933), 1926. Macassar ebony, amaranth, and ivory. Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Cynthia Drayton» View All