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
February 1, 2013 | The Winter Antiques Show in New York City comes to a close this weekend. Here is an inside look at one booth: Peter Pap of New York, San Francisco, and NewHampshire.
Winter Antiques Show * Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue * To February 3 * winterantiquesshow.com
January 30, 2013 |
For sheer variety of form, color, period, and place of origin it is difficult to match the offerings at the annual New York Ceramics Fair, where thirty-three tightly packed booths represent virtually everything in the world of fired clay-from purely utilitarian objects to those meant solely for aesthetic contemplation. Most of the dealers are from the United States, though there are also important exhibitors from Turkey, the Netherlands, Ireland, and England. And, while the emphasis remains on the antique or quasi-antique, there is also work by some excellent contemporary ceramists.
Visitors who need further inducements will find an enticing roster of nine l…» More
December 12, 2012 | December 18 is the last day to visit the Treasured Weavings: The Mae Festa Textile Collection exhibition, housed at 1stdibs@NYDC, located on the 10th floor of the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Avenue. Watch the video below for more information and beautiful images.
June 12, 2012 | Sunday June 17,2012 is the last chance to see these shows and fairs!
Olympia International Fine Art & Antiques Fair
Jun 7 - Jun 17
For more information go to www.olympia-art-antiques.com
(LAST DAY) THE CULT OF BEAUTY: THE VICTORIAN AVANT- GARDE, 1860-1900
Legion of Honor
For more information go to http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/cult-beauty-victorian-avant-garde-1860-1900
(LAST DAY) HOKUSAI: THIRTY VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI
Freer and Sackler Galleries
For more information go to http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Hokusai-Thirty-six-Views-of-Mount-Fuji-4768
(LAST DAY) DELICACIES
Des Moines Art Center
For more information please go to http://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/exhibitions/Delicacies.aspx
(LAST DAY) FURNISHING LOUISIANA: 1735-1835
Historic Louisiana Collection
For more information please go to http://www.hnoc.org/furnishinglouisiana/
(LAST DAY) THE OBJECT OF HISTORY: COLONIAL TREASURES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HIST…» More
[Compiled by Brian J. Lang, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Craft at the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock. Originially published in "Curat» View All