The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Current & Coming Posts The most recent posts for in Current & Coming. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:41:04 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Crowning achievements at the Currier <p>Since the early nineteenth century, Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States at 6,288 feet, has played muse to some of America&rsquo;s most famous artists, including Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Rhode Island gets its due <p>Thanks to an active export market that sent its wares to the southern colonies, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean, furniture makers of Rhode Island enjoyed an influence far greater than their industry&rsquo;s small size. The region&rsquo;s superlative, and often misattributed, craftsmanship from the colonial and early Federal periods is the focus of a new exhibition, <em>Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture,&nbsp;1650&ndash;1830</em>, at the Yale University Art Gallery.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Women's work <p>For the first time a woman has been nominated by a major party for the presidency of the United States. This summer&rsquo;s U.S. Olympic team included more women than men. And American art museums are increasingly giving women their due. The Norton Museum of Art in Florida is a good example, as evidenced by its acquisitions of works by American painters Marguerite Thompson Zorach, Grace Hartigan, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby in the last year. We asked the Norton&rsquo;s executive director, Hope Alswang, to tell us more about the museum&rsquo;s interest in women artists.</p> Eleanor H. Gustafson Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Meet the Meyers at the Jewish Museum <p>John Singer Sargent&rsquo;s <em>Mrs. Carl Meyer</em> <em>and Her Children</em>, a dazzling display of fin-desi&egrave;cle opulence and bravura painting, is the focus of a dossier exhibition this fall at New York&rsquo;s Jewish Museum.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Disruptive influences in Philadelphia <p>This fall the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents two exhibitions about art and artistry that upended the cultural apple cart&mdash;albeit in vastly different times, places, ways, and contexts.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Of Meissen men...and women at the Frick <p>Vitreous, white, and often delicately translucent, porcelain was invented in China as early as the seventh century, but Western attempts to reproduce the Chinese miracle failed until the dawn of the eighteenth century, when the Saxon ruler Augustus the Strong pressed into his service the young Berlin alchemist Johann Friedrich Böttger and commanded him to enrich the Saxon coffers by producing gold from base metals.&nbsp;</p> Barrymore Laurence Scherer Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 V&A: The Victoria and Albert’s new look at Europe 1600–1815 <p>In December 2015 the Victoria and Albert Museum&rsquo;s European galleries were opened to the public for the first time in nearly a decade. The prime space just off the museum&rsquo;s grand entrance has been completely redesigned to uncover the original 1909 architecture of Aston Webb, and more than eleven hundred objects from the museum&rsquo;s remarkable collections of art and design are now on display.</p> Archived articles Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 The Yale Center for British Art Reopens <p>Traditional architecture can age gracefully but nothing is more dispiriting than modernism gone to seed. That may be especially true of Louis Kahn&rsquo;s work because Kahn hid nothing; it was part of his bravery, and his ethics, to put every trick and technique on view, exposing it all with as much light as his walls could contain.&nbsp;</p> Elizabeth Pochoda Wed, 11 May 2016 10:30:00 +0100 End Notes: Happy to be here, our new home near Madison Square Park <p>Last October <em>The Magazine </em>ANTIQUES and our sister publications MODERN and <em>Art in America</em> joined forces with the venerable ART<em>news</em>. In November we moved from SoHo, our longtime home, to new offices just down from Madison Square Park and within sight of the Flatiron Building, built in 1902, the year ART<em>news</em> began publication.</p> Eleanor H. Gustafson Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 On Books: New and Noteworthy Archived articles Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Art Brut in New York <p>The American Folk Art Museum is now&nbsp;mounting <em>Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet</em>. The two hundred works are drawn from Dubuffet&rsquo;s vast collection in the Collection de l&rsquo;Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland.</p> Archived articles Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 A Look at the Life of "Blind Tom" Wiggins <p>The once famous career of the musical prodigy Thomas &ldquo;Blind Tom&rdquo; Wiggins, born a slave and raised to entertain audiences here and abroad with uncanny feats of musical mastery, tainted virtually everyone who touched it.</p> Archived articles Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Pictorialist Photography in Cleveland <p>Julia Margaret Cameron&rsquo;s &ldquo;photography has been a touchstone for generations of photographers.</p> Archived articles Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Gilded Age Cartoonists at the Flagler <p>Often cited as an early influence on the humor of the New Yorker magazine, Puck ran in this country from 1877 to 1918.</p> Archived articles Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0100 End notes: The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University <p>Little known except to connoisseurs&mdash;Amy Finkel calls it &ldquo;one of Philadelphia&rsquo;s hidden treasures&rdquo;&mdash;the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection at Drexel University is about to come into the limelight. We spoke to Clare Sauro, its curator and the organizer of its first major exhibition, Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, which will be on view from October 2 to December 12 at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery of Drexel&rsquo;s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. Ranging from a fragment of sixteenth-century Italian velvet to a 2012 evening dress by Alexander Wang, the more than seventy-five pieces in the show are a fraction of the fourteen thousand in the collection, which was begun in the late 1890s as an educational resource for Drexel students and renamed for the Foxes last year in honor of their ongoing support.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 About books <p>Recent noteworthy publications&nbsp;that are&nbsp;a pleasure to read and a delight to behold</p> ANTIQUES Staff Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 End notes: John Singer Sargent's portraits at the MET <p>&ldquo;Scintillating&hellip;addictive&rdquo; applauded <em>The Guardian</em>; &ldquo;outstanding&hellip;one of the best I&rsquo;ve ever seen,&rdquo; acclaimed <em>The Telegrap</em>h; &ldquo;mesmerising&rdquo; said The Spectator. All were describing the exhibition <em>Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends</em> at London&rsquo;s National Portrait Gallery earlier this year. But for anyone in New York this summer, it gets even better. An expanded version of the show of John Singer Sargent&rsquo;s portraits of the influential and colorful characters from the worlds of art, literature, music, and theater who were his friends&mdash;Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, and Ellen Terry, to name a few&mdash;is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October 4. We asked <strong>Elizabeth Kornhauser</strong>, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and <strong>Stephanie Herdrich</strong>, assistant research curator, who organized the installation here, to ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 New light: More squares from Mrs. Miner's carpet <p>Discoveries come in such unexpected ways. You can search for years for a missing piece of your puzzle without success. And then, sometimes, it falls in your lap! That is what happened last year when my friend Tom Jewett, of Jewett-Berdan Antiques, posted pictures of his Christmas decorations on Facebook.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Current and coming: The Scene <p>When it opened last fall on Newport&rsquo;s swank Bellevue Avenue, the Audrain Automobile Museum was immediately up to speed (metaphors drawn from car culture are inexcusable but somehow inevitable with the Audrain), exhibiting a small but head-turning group of rare pre-World War II luxury cars, such as a fire-engine red 1930 Pierce-Arrow Convertible with a custom fitted compartment for your golf bag, and a 1931 Lincoln Model K convertible in a beautiful, and shall we say enviable, pea green.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Farther afield: A Lost Paradise: The Clandon Park Fire <p>On April 29, 2015, a fire reduced one of England&rsquo;s finest Palladian houses, Clandon Park, to little more than a hollowed out pile of rubble. This edition of &ldquo;Farther afield&rdquo; pays tribute to the exceptional estate that once was; the valiant rescue efforts that preserved a portion of its collection; and to ongoing work by the National Trust and its sister organization in the United States, the Royal Oak Foundation, to restore this and other properties, including newly refurbished Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100