The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Current & Coming Posts The most recent posts for in Current & Coming. Wed, 25 May 2016 18:40:14 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Farther afield: Mannequins at the reopened Musée Bourdelle <p>The Mus&eacute;e Bourdelle reopens after an eight-month renovation with a special exhibition devoted to artists&rsquo; mannequins. The show plumbs the &ldquo;unsettling strangeness&rdquo; of these objects with a display of rare mannequins from the eighteenth century to the present day</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Farther afield: The Magna Carta turns 800 <p>A dedicated website (magnacarta showcases the exhibitions, tours, and special events across the U.K. this season in celebration of the eight hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. The British Library&rsquo;s exhibition provides the most penetrating inquiry into this historic document</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Editor's letter, May/June 2015 <p>We missed something this spring, and at this point all I can do is urge you not to miss it too. I refer to When the Curtain Never Comes Down at the American Folk Art Museum, closing July 5. There is much to say, even much to debate, about what is happening with outsider art in the museum&rsquo;s galleries, and had their schedule and ours meshed there would have been many pages in this issue devoted to saying it</p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Current and coming: Coney Island in Hartford <p>There will be four venues in the coming year for the exhibition&nbsp;<em>Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008</em>. Would that there were forty more so that everyone within earshot of a carnival barker's cry could gaze at this mirror of our nation at moral, aesthetic, and economic leisure over a century and a half</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100 About books <p><span>Recent noteworthy publications&nbsp;that are&nbsp;a pleasure to read and a delight to behold</span></p> Barrymore Laurence Scherer Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 End notes: Sylvia L. Yount takes charge of the Met's American Wing <p>Based as we are in New York, the staff of <em>The Magazine </em>ANTIQUES has a fond if not proprietary tendency to look upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art, especially its American Wing, as our &ldquo;local&rdquo; museum. So when we heard the news that the redoubtable Morrison H. Heckscher was retiring after forty-eight years, thirteen of them as head of the American Wing, we were especially curious about who could possibly fill his shoes.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Museum accessions <p><em>This short list of notable acquisitions began with a request to decorative arts curators in major American museums to choose and discuss a favorite recent gift or purchase.</em></p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100