The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Current & Coming Posts The most recent posts for in Current & Coming. Mon, 25 May 2015 09:18:19 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 Morse at the Huntington Library <p>It would probably surprise Samuel F. B. Morse, and not pleasantly, that future generations know him for his invention of Morse code and his services to telegraphy, rather than for those paintings, produced over six decades, that were the serious business of his life</p> James Gardner Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Farther afield: TEFAF, BADA, and the Salon du Dessin <p class="MsoNormal">Europe puts its best foot forward to welcome the massive influx of international collectors and dealers who head there each spring.&nbsp; The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Maastricht attracts the largest crowds and most attention but the British Antiques Dealers&rsquo; Association (BADA) annual fair in London and Paris's tailored Salon du Dessin, both of which follow closely on TEFAF&rsquo;s heels, vie to attract visitors who have made the journey</p> Carolin C. Young Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Talking antiques: Winter Antiques Show <p>We asked exhibitors at the Winter Antiques Show to highlight one exceptional object in their booths and describe it as they might to an interested collector. Here are the things they chose, along with some of their comments.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 The Scene, January/February 2015 <p>In anticipation of this year&rsquo;s Winter Antiques Show loan exhibition, <em>Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909&ndash;2015</em>, students from East Side House Settlement&mdash;the Winter Antiques Show&rsquo;s beneficiary since the show started in 1954&mdash;toured the museum.</p> ANTIQUES Staff Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Farther afield: London’s leather alchemist: Gavin Rookledge, Rooks Books <p><span class="A5">R</span>ooks Books produces books (and other leather-wrapped objects) that have a tactile, physical pres&shy;ence while exuding a sense of otherworldly mystery. One might expect to find such volumes in the hands of Gandalf or on the walls of the library at Hogwarts</p> Carolin C. Young Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Cartier in Denver <p>Two world wars, a worldwide depression, a wave of nihilism, and a new aristocracy of celebrities may have made their mark on Cartier's designs, but in the end, great jewelry just enduringly is, and therein lies much of its fascination.&nbsp;</p> ANTIQUES Staff Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Suida-Manning Collection at the Blanton Museum <p>For art lovers, the most interesting thing in Austin, Texas, is not the LBJ Presidential Library or the grandiose State House--impressive as both of them are--but the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Texas</p> James Gardner Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0100 George Caleb Bingham at the Amon Carter Museum <p>At a time when images of the West proliferated, Bingham drew from his&shy;torical and contemporary European and American sources to create pictures that appealed to a range of viewers</p> ANTIQUES Staff Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Schoolgirl needlework at the Morven Museum <p>Through March 29, 2015</p> ANTIQUES Staff Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Events: Exhibitions, symposiums, and lectures through December <p>From Alexander Archipenko in Alabama to the art of the west in Washington</p> Katy Kiick Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 A Century of Mourning Attire at the Met <p>The thirty ensembles are organized chronologically and show the progression of appropriate fabrics from mourning crape to corded silks, and the later introduction of color with shades of gray and mauve.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Cynthia Drayton Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Egon Schiele at the Neue Galerie <p>What Egon Schiele would have achieved had he lived beyond his twenty-eighth year is a matter to keep art historians up at night</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Salon style at the New-York Historical Society <p>Recreating the museum experience of nineteenth-century New York</p> James Gardner Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Thomas Hart Benton at the Met <p>We can no longer see our country in the clear unnuanced light that Benton gave it in "America Today," but it is crucially important to know how it once felt to do so&nbsp;</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Made in Texas <p>Bringing together&nbsp;Texas-made art and objects that reflect the lives of Texans from the state's admittance to the United States to the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the devastation of Galveston during the hurricane of 1900</p> ANTIQUES Staff Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Events: Exhibitions, symposiums, and lectures <p>Openings, closings, and happenings through October</p> Katy Kiick Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100 Museums want you! A roundup of shows commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I <p id="docs-internal-guid-19493d57-9ef1-b429-7299-001505d5a7f3" dir="ltr"><span>Museums around the globe honor the centennial of World War I with exhibitions devoted to the conflict</span></p> Rose Birnbaum Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0100