May 8, 2013 | By Katrine Ames
Here in this shell of a house,
This house that is struggling to be,
Hope must have been
The first to move in,
And waited to welcome me.
But hope isn't easy to see.
This lovely tribute to the White House in Leonard Bernstein and Allan Jay Lerner's 1976 musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue would make a perfect anthem for a house of far humbler origins, but one that predates it by more than 120 years and has a cultural history that very few private residences can claim. In 1670 Thomas Stanton, a native-born Englishman who learned the Algonquin language and became a celebrated translator, negotiator, and friend of both Native American tribes and colonists, built a handsome wood-shingled house near Stonington, Connecticut. Eleven generations of the family have occupied it, and the current paterfamilias, John W. Davis, still farms the fields that his ancestor received as a gift from the Pequots and began working in 1654. "We haven't missed a crop since," Davis says. "I'll be…» More
May 8, 2013 | May 11
"American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life" opens at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
"Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: Selections from the ‘Scherzi' and ‘Capricci'" opens at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
"Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music" opens at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
"Gardening by the Book: Celebrating 100 Years of the Garden Club of America" opens at the Grolier Club, New York, NY
"Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen" opens at the the Wolfsonian Museum-Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL. [Corn: The Food of the Nation, poster designed by Lloyd Harrison, 1918. Wolfsonian, Florida International University, Miami Beach; gift of Henry S. Hacker.]
"Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art" opens at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
"Romare Beard…» More
May 8, 2013 | May 10-12 52nd Shenandoah Antiques Expo, Fishersville, VA heritagepromotions.net
May 10-12 Wayside Inn Antiques Show, Sudbury, MA waysideantiquesshow.org
May 15 Brimfield's "Heart-O-The-Mart," Brimfield, MA brimfield-hotm.com.
May 17-18 Greater York Antiques Show, West York, PA jimburkantiqueshows.net
May 25-26 Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, Rhinebeck, NY rhinebecksantiquesfair.com
May 30-June 2 Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, Las Vegas, NV vegasantiquejewelry.com
June 6-16 Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair olympia-art-antiques.com
June 13-19 Art Antiques London, London, UK haughton.com
May 8, 2013 | May 10 Weekly Friday evening auction at Auctionata online auctionata.com
May 17 "American and European Works of Art" at Skinner, Boston, MA skinnerinc.com
May 18 "Treasures of Louis C. Tiffany from the Garden Museum, Part 2" at Michaan's Auctions, Alameda, CA michaans.com
May 21 "English and Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts" at Freeman's Auctions, Philadelphia, PA freemansauction.com
May 22 "American Art" at Bonhams, New York, NY bonhams.com
May 26 "Folk Out Loud!" at Material Culture, Philadelphia, PA materialculture.com
May 6, 2013 | By Cynthia A. Drayton
Mikhail Romanov was crowned Czar in 1613. The Romanov family then ruled Russia for the next three hundred years until the 1917 assassination of Nicholas II. To mark the four hundredth anniversary of the Romanov's ascension to the throne and the family's patronage of both Fabergé and the decorative arts, there are exhibitions, an auction, and artworks for sale from California to Moscow.
On the West Coast, the Bowers Museum of Art in Santa Ana, CA, hosts the traveling exhibition "The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Decorative Arts under the Romanovs" from June 8 to September 1. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary, one hundred and sixty objects, many from the
Kat hleen Durdin collection, are on display. Many of these objects were commissioned by Catherine the Great and Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra. While on the East Coast, the Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens in Washington, DC, marks the anniversary…» More
Gemellion, Artist unknown, Limoges, France, 13th century Champlevé Enamel on Copper, 8 7/8” diameter Collection of The Walters’ Art» View All