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sdalati Art

  The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, recently celebrated the completion of an eight-year renovation overseen by Susan L. Talbott. Photographs by Allen Phillips (2)     The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. The reinstalled European Art galleries in the renovated Morgan Memorial Building combine paintings and sculpture, as well as decorative arts. Phillips photograph.   …

Speaking Through Wood

sdalati Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Civil War has left its mark on two important pieces of vernacular furniture acquired by the Wadsworth Atheneum Fig. 1. Secretary-bookcase attributed to members of Connecticut’s 16th Infantry, made to honor brothers Wells (1845–1904) and John Bingham (1844 –1862), 1876. Walnut, oak, ebony, poplar, pine, maple, metal, glass, muslin, silk, bone, horn, abalone, and Seth Thomas movement; height 95 1⁄2, …

Wonder and menace, dreams and nightmares: Visions of Coney Island

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

Fig. 1. Steeplechase Funny Face, n.d. Painted metal; diameter 23 inches. Collection of Ken Harck. An extraordinary array of artists have perceived Coney Island as a prism through which to view the American experience. Their visions have imagined the future and recalled the past; they have conveyed shifting ideas about leisure, and explored issues of race, ethnicity, and class. What …