The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Current & Coming Posts The most recent posts for in Current & Coming. http://www.themagazineantiques.com Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:33:30 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 On books: Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-18/on-books-republic-of-taste/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-16/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-08/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-07/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-07/bumber-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-07/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 Hunger Smith and Middleton Place http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-11-03/alice-ravenel-hunger-smith-and-middleton-place/ <p>Alice Ravenel Hunger 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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-10-18/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-09-27/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-09-27/womens-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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-09-09/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-09-09/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-08-04/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-06-01/va-the-victoria-and-alberts-new-look-at-europe-1600-1815-1/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-05-11/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2016-02-10/end-notes/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2015-12-18/on-books-new-and-noteworthy/ Archived articles Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Art Brut in New York http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2015-12-04/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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2015-12-04/a-look-at-the-life-of-blind-tom-wiggins-in-georgia/ <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 http://www.themagazineantiques.com/news-opinion/current-and-coming/2015-11-13/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