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House full, collection done, this Philadelphia area couple did what others have perhaps imagined. They began again- passionately, completely, and without reservation. From American folk art they turned to early modern art and design, much of it French. They changed their accent but in truth continued to speak the language of collecting, their shared voice deepened by their experience.
The collectors, Philadelphians Joan M. and Victor L. Johnson, have long been known to enthusiasts of American decorative arts but it was only with their 2009 move from the country to a penthouse apartment in Society Hill that they felt comfortable going public.
"Newport is a sleeping beauty. It's famous for its houses and the legendary quality of the town, the families that lived here and the events that occurred."
You might say that this story begins with a canary-yellow jug...
Living with antiques: A look inside the home of Roberta and Richard Huber, whose collection will be featured in a forthcoming exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Decorative arts, paintings, menus, and recipes describe three centuries of American appetites at the Art Institute of Chicago. The works assembled sample the complex stew of art, politics, class, race, gender, and commerce with an eye toward the ever mutable American character.
Crude contradictions and useless dichotomies are on my mind just now.
"We would have lost so much in the way of regional history and artifacts had MESDA not undertaken this project when it did."
Although the American Folk Art Museum received a great deal of press attention upon the closing of its award-winning building on Fifty-Third Street last year, the really big story was to be found in its immediate resurgence.