The fifth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
AFAM’s Self-Taught Genius Gallery opened on September 26 in LIC with an exhibition of some fifty-five works culled from the museum’s huge Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum exhibition that toured the country, appearing in seven venues over three-and-a-half years.
The Jewish Museum explores Modigliani’s lonely sense of self
The fourth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.
Fashion and the Wiener Werkstätte
Face jugs crafted in the mid-nineteenth century by slaves and freedmen working in the Edgefield District of South Carolina are among the rarest and most historically significant of American folk art ceramics. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently acquired a superb one.
As a symbol of fortitude and flexibility, bamboo often appears in Japanese art depicting rough weather—bearing up under high winds or the burden of snow, bending yet refusing to break.
Classic and contemporary silver in dialogue at the Museum of the City of New York
Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills is the name of an intimate, beautifully curated exhibition on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York. But the show could also have been subtitled Local Boy Makes Good.
A new exhibition explores the affinities between the work of Henry James and the American painting of his time.