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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:45:25 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Calamity and catharsis in Maine <p>Flood,&nbsp;fire, earthquake, drought...few things capture the collective imagination more than the subject of disaster.</p> Editorial staff Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 How we see refugees, yesterday and today <p>In April 1914 the Modernist Studios in New York City held an &ldquo;Exposition of Bad Taste.&rdquo; Wallpaper patterns that had been popular in the 1880s served as the backdrop for a crowded display comprising &ldquo;marble-topped furniture, seaweed, wax flowers, and other treasures under glass; samplers, homemade paintings, ornate chinaware of every description, and countless articles such as were considered extremely genteel in the old days.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 End Notes: A new look for the Davis at Wellesley <p>New England is chockablock with exceptional academic art museums, from the Yale University Art Gallery to those at Colby and Bowdoin Colleges in Maine. A lesser-known gem that has recently taken on new sparkle is the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, designed by Pritzker Prize&ndash;winning architect Rafael Moneo in 1993, where a nearly three-year reinstallation of the collection has just been completed.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 On books: Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly <p>Artists and writers in eighteenth-century America, eager to craft a democratic culture distinct from that of Europe, but nonetheless notable for its refinement, elevated the idea of &ldquo;taste&rdquo; as an index of character and national virtue. This was not a populist project, but it reached into everyday life through the efforts of the people Catherine Kelly calls &ldquo;aesthetic entrepreneurs,&rdquo; who painted portraits, disseminated prints, opened museums, and produced banners and memorabilia to draw the multitudes into a patriotic festival of right-minded taste.</p> Editorial staff Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 The American Art Fair returns <p>The ninth edition of this elegant fall showcase will fill the top three floors of the 1896 Renaissance revival style Bohemian National Hall on Manhattan&rsquo;s Upper East Side with stock from seventeen top-tier art galleries.&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Blakelock is back at Questroyal <p>Brilliance and madness; poverty and fame&mdash;the life of Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847&ndash;1919) forms one of the more fascinating chapters in the history of American art.</p> Editorial staff Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Art at the Brandywine River Museum of Art <p>A decidedly different perspective on the pasture can be seen at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Pennsylvania.</p> Editorial staff Mon, 07 Nov 2016 04:00:00 +0100 Bumper crop: Art and the farm at Reynolda House <p>Though the United States has been predominantly a nation of city dwellers since the 1920s, the farm still figures large in the American consciousness.</p> Editorial staff Mon, 07 Nov 2016 03:00:00 +0100 Strange bedfellows: Munch and Johns at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts <p>Asked to name two artists least likely to be paired in a museum exhibition, you could do worse than to suggest Edvard Munch and Jasper Johns. The former is the father of expressionism, maker of The Scream and other paintings filled with anxiety and existential dread; the latter is best known for his cool and detached depictions of commonplace objects such as flags and targets&mdash;works that laid the foundation for pop art and other contemporary art movements. <strong></strong><em></em></p> Editorial staff Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Alice Ravenel Huger Smith and Middleton Place <p>Alice Ravenel Huger Smith wrote in her Reminiscences that Middleton Place, the family seat of her Middleton ancestors, reminded her of 'a jewel thrown down in the green woods."&nbsp;</p> Editorial staff Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 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