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Events: Exhibitions, symposiums, and lectures

July 3, 2014  |  Fore more, visit our calendar.

Left: Eagle by Bernard Langlais, ,ca. 1964, raw and painted wood, 96 x 48 x 3 inches, Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Bernard Langlais. Photo: Pixel Acuity.  On view at Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine. July 19 to January 4, 2015.

ALABAMA

Montgomery Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts: "Origins: The First Twenty-Five Years of the MMFA Collection"; July 12 to August 31.

ARIZONA

Phoenix Phoenix ArtMuseum: "Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona"; to September 21.* # "William H. Johnson: An American Mod­ern"; to July 13.*

ARKANSAS

Bentonville Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: "American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of revolution"; to September 15.* # "Born of Fire: Ceramic Art in Regional Collections"; to March 2, 2015.

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles Autry National Center: "Flo­ral Journey: Native North American Bead­work"; to April 26, 2015.* # "Route 66: The Road and the Romance"; to January 4, 2015.

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From the Archives | By Katy Kiick

Independence Day covers by the numbers

July 2, 2014  |  We have published 92 July covers since 1922, and at least twenty-three of them contain allusions to Independence Day.

Some figures:

22:  Number of eagles

9:  Flags

7:  Military men

6:  Indenpendence Day-themed covers in the 1960s, the most of any decade. The 1940s had 5.

3:  Drums

1:  Invitation to buy war bonds

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Moser: Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907

May 23, 2013  |  The exhibition opening today at the Neue Galerie in New York City focuses on the decorative arts, furniture, and graphic design of Koloman Moser (1868-1918), beginning with his co-founding of the Vienna Secession in 1897 and culminating with his departure from the Wiener Werkstätte in 1907.

The three main galleries are set up chronologically, the first covering the end of the nineteenth century and focusing on Moser's development from painter to designer and teacher, and his subsequent graphic-design work and glass and ceramic creations. Highlights include a sample of an 1899 textile Schwämme (Mushrooms) and a large cigar cabinet with elaborate mahogany and maple-burl inverse marquetry from 1900. Thematically, the room introduces the Vienna Secession and its promotion of Gesamtkunstwerk-a notion reinforced by the design of the gallery which is itself a "total art work." The walls have been stenciled with the large-scale rose pattern often seen in Moser's work, and the ros…» More

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Great Estates: Historic Hampton in Towson, Maryland

June 30, 2010  |  Just outside of Baltimore in Towson, Maryland is the Hampton National Historic Site, part of the National Park Service since 1948, when it was the first site to receive recognition for architectural merit.  Built in a popular Georgian domestic style, the mansion is a series of three main units connected by recessed "hyphens," stretching 175 feet across a large hill.  A thirty-four-foot tall cupola surmounts the central unit, creating a palatial effect that some called "pretentious" during its construction in the late eighteenth century. Today, the mansion is the decorative and architectural centerpiece of the site, but extant farm buildings introduce the servants, slaves, and farmers who ran the estate for its long tenure as a successful farm.  These buildings include everything from an orangerie and greenhouses to stone slave quarters and an icehouse, making Hampton a rare example of an eighteenth and nineteenth century plantation and farm left intact. 

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