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Posted 06/10/16

It was never about the food

Drawn to restaurants as settings for his stylish avatars of American anomie, Edward Hopper deliberately avoided giving them anything to eat. 


Posted 10/15/15

“As seen through the work of women”: The New Hall Art Collection at Cambridge University

Art pilgrims intent on making Cambridge, England, their destination should extend their journey beyond the university's majestic Fitzwilliam Museum and its old masters and Kettle's Yard, the fey modernist cenacle of British art between the wars, to include the New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, one of three exclusively women's colleges at the University of Cambridge. Unknown to many Cambridge students and faculty, and a substantial number of British art historians and critics, the college has collected and exhibits more than four hundred works of art by women. It is the most significant collection of its kind in Europe, and the second largest public collection of women's art in existence, surpassed only by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., which houses some forty-five hundred objects.


Posted 10/14/15

Editor's letter, September/October 2015

One afternoon not long after I began working here I opened a letter that asked me a challenging question: how, the writer wanted to know, “did a Polack [sic] like you get your position?” After a few jolly moments in the office I called our longtime editor Wendell Garrett, who enjoyed odd news from the passing scene. Wendell was amused, but he also reminded me that the magazine had been founded in the 1920s, the banner era of American xenophobia, and he reckoned some of that lingered in a few of its readers.


Posted 09/10/14

Uncommon women and the art of the common man

The role of women in the discovery, promotion, and collecting of American folk art


Posted 01/09/14

Glackens and Whistler: A young man's attraction

Glackens's early emulation of Whistler's subject matter and techniques aided him in realizing his own means of expression 


Posted 10/15/13

Life Studies: Edward Hopper's drawings

The physical reality--the people, storefronts, and streetscapes--the artist transformed, reduced, and abstracted to make his paintings.    


Posted 01/20/13

Forces for the new: Collectors and the 1913 Armory Show

On February 17, 1913, the most important art event ever held in America-the International Exhibition of Modern Art, quickly abbreviated to the "Armory Show" on account of its location in the Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and Twenty-Fifth Street-opened its doors.


Posted 11/01/11

Master of delight: William J. Glackens at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

Master of delight: William J. Glackens at the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale In a felicitous though surprising conclusion to the career and repu­tation of William J. Glackens, a huge repository of his work is permanently housed in one place, the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale


Posted 01/08/10

Modern sculptors and American folk art

"Do not bore. Do not be obvious." That was the advice given by painter, teacher, and critic Hamilton Easter Field to his students in the Ogunquit School of Paint­ing and Sculpture.