Four Seasons at Shelburne

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, July/August 2013 | IN HER FIRST ANNUAL REPORT, in 1948, Electra Havemeyer Webb, founder of Shelburne Museum, expressed her desire for “a building or adequate space in one for educational programs and loaned exhibits.” The new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, which will hold exhibitions, lectures, films, concerts, and workshops, even during the challenging months …

The Real American Grotesque

Art, Exhibitions

A group of circus posters at the Shelburne Museum illustrates the routine stereotypes and exploitative practices of circus owners as they battled one another for primacy. Fig. 3. History and Medical Description of the Two-Headed Girl, published by Warren, Johnson and Company, Buffalo New York, 1869. Pamphlet with woodcut illustrations, 7 by 5 inches. Shelburne Museum, Vermont, gift of the …

American Revivalism: This country’s love affair with the colonial revival

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, May/June 2011 | Entrance hall with staircase to the ballroom in the Susan E. Wagner Wing of Gracie Mansion, New York City, decorated by Jamie Drake, 2002. Photograph by William Waldron, courtesy of Jamie Drake Designs. Howard Johnson’s restaurant, Tichnor Quality Views, produced by Tichnor Brothers, Boston, Massachusetts, c.1940s. Courtesy of the Kummerlowe Archive.   Detail …