The fascinating crime scene dioramas of Frances Glessner Lee.
On view at the National Gallery of Art, Fragonard’s tetes de fantaisie evince some of the earliest stirrings of modernism.
As antique furniture goes, it is not much to look at: four simply turned legs; a drawer; two square wells, for ink and pounce. Despite its diminutive stature, however, the desk is a fitting centerpiece for the show, for it was, in its time, the platform for dramatic change.
A body of work that has received scant attention from collectors is on view this spring at the National Gallery of Art.