The Magazine Antiques - Most Recent Current & Coming Posts The most recent posts for in Current & Coming. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:12:14 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 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 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