Current & Coming | By Eleanor H. Gustafson

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile

March 19, 2014  |  The pan roast is back. The herring is coming. The famous Oyster Bar restaurant in New York's Grand Central Terminal reopened last Thursday after a four-month renovation of its 101-year-old interior, particularly a thorough cleaning of its ceiling of interlocking vaults covered with terracotta tiles by the Guastavino firm.  Seeing the tiles fully cleaned and all the edging light bulbs aglow hints at the wonders in store for visitors to the exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile, opening at the Museum of the City of New York on March 26.


The Oyster Bar is one of more than two hundred  surviving examples of the marvels of engineering and architectural beauty created throughout the five boroughs by Spanish immigrants Rafael Guastavino Sr. and Jr. in the early twentieth century . Their system of structural tile vaults-lightweight, fireproof, low-maintenance, and capable of supporting significant loads-was used by leading architects of the day, …» More

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Asia week New York

March 10, 2014  |  Gallery events

Chinese Porcelain Company: "Contemporary Chinese Ink"; March 14 to 22

"Early Chinese Ceramics"; March 14 to 22

Erik Thomsen Gallery: "Japanese Paintings and Works of Art"; March 15 to April 25

Joan B. Mirviss: Japan in Black & White: Ink and Clay"; March 14 to April 25

Peter Pap at Kentshire Galleries:  "Art in Bloom - Antique Rugs from Private Collections"; March 20 to 30

Throckmorton Fine Art: "Celestial Deities: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, c. 500 - 1100 CE"; to April 26

 

Auctions

To celebrate and promote Asia Week New York, the city's premier on-line and bricks- and-mortar auction houses offer for sale their best paintings and decorative arts from China, Japan, India, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas from March 14 to 22. Here is a sampling of the top lots being offered for sale:

Bonham's Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian art sale on March 17 has a copper alloy figure of Padmapani from Western Tibet dating from the twelfth or thirt…» More

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At the Met: Carpets of the East in paintings from the West

March 10, 2014  |  The cross-disciplinary exhibition opened on March 11 at the Metropolitan Museum explores the way carpets moved and were used around the globe by pairing three seventeenth-century Islamic rugs with Dutch paintings of the same period. The Magazine ANTIQUES spoke to exhibition curator Deniz Beyazit, the assistant curator in the Department of Islamic Art, to understand the origins of the project, and asked Peter Pap, the renowned San Francisco-based dealer in Oriental rugs, to take us through each pairing to understand more about the trade, the carpets themselves, and what they meant to makers in the east and consumers in the west. 

The Magazine ANTIQUES (TMA): Deniz, how did this exhibition come about? As a curator in the Islamic Art department, did you choose favorite carpets to feature, and identify paintings featuring something similar; or work backwards from the paintings, then find partner carpets?

Deniz Beyazit (DB): One day I had the idea for the show-I am origina…» More

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Coming soon: Events, shows, and exhibitions on the horizon

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

March 18 - July 20  J. Paul Getty Center: "In …» More

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Exhibitions: Now on view

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)

Amon Carter Museum of American Art: "Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine"; …» More

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