The Scene, January/February 2015

Editorial Staff Magazine

In anticipation of this year’s Winter Antiques Show loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909–2015, students from East Side House Settlement—the Winter Antiques Show’s beneficiary since the show started in 1954—toured the museum. Students at the Newark Museum’s Ballantine House. Photo by Jay Savulich.  The Winter Antiques show is known for its sophisticated lending exhibitions, festive opening-night …

More than a treasure box

aroseshapiro Magazine

The newly opened Cooper Hewitt points the way for the immersive, participatory, digitally enhanced museum of the twenty-first century If there’s one thing that is emblematic of the revolution that has just occurred in the old Andrew Carnegie mansion on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, it’s the heavily patinated, exquisitely restored, oak-paneled wall in the Great Hall that swings open to …

Thomas Cole’s Hat

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Thomas Cole’s hat, on view at Cedar Grove, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, in Catskill, New York, prompts a deceptively simple question. What is it to be an artist? The more we think of that question the more difficult and maybe unanswerable it becomes.  Thomas Cole’s hat and carrying case, nineteenth century. Labeled “WATKINS, 128 FULTON STREET, Sun Building, …

The Natural: Bill Rauhauser

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For seven decades Bill Rauhauser has photographed his native Detroit, producing an extraordinary corpus of street scenes that has only come to light in the past few years. He earned his living as an engineer and later as a teacher of photographic history, rarely selling work and exhibiting only sporadically. Now ninety-six, he is finally beginning to get the recognition …

How southern is it?

aroseshapiro Magazine

As you drive west out of Charleston, South Carolina, the land is flat for a good long while-un­til you reach the part of the state where the hills begin to roll. This is the “upstate.” If you drive too far, you will go “over the mountain” to North Carolina, but if you stop in time, you will find yourself in …

Independence Day covers by the numbers

Editorial Staff Magazine

We have published 92 July covers since 1922, and at least twenty-three of them contain allusions to Independence Day. Some figures: 22:  Number of eagles 9:  Flags 7:  Military men 6:  Indenpendence Day-themed covers in the 1960s, the most of any decade. The 1940s had 5. 3:  Drums 1:  Invitation to buy war bonds  

ADA Award profile: Brock Jobe

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Some people have the good fortune to find a unique path that leads to discovery and is enriched by sharing. For them life can be an endless adventure, laced with exploration and learning, younger people to mentor, and a broadening circle of those who share their interests and become close friends. Brock Jobe, this year’s recipient of the ADA Award …

The ADA’s 1st online antiques show

Editorial Staff Magazine

Please go to the web site for the Antique Dealers of America’s first online antiques show (adadealers.com), a three day round the clock event that lets you shop in your pajamas, guarantees authenticity, offers stuff exclusive to its venue, provides for buyer’s remorse, and eliminates the pre-show wheeling dealing that allows dealers to pick off each other’s stuff before you …

Stephen and Maxfield Parrish in New Hamsphire

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Originally publsihed in June 1979 By Virginia Reed Colby Stephen Parrish, a well-known painter and etcher, and his son Maxfield,1 one of the most popular artists of the early twentieth century, both moved to New Hampshire in the 1890s. Stephen came to Cornish in 1893, following the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and other artists, writers, and musicians who made up what …

Comings and goings

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Comings and Goings Joshua W. Lane has been named the Lois F. and Henry S. McNeil Curator of Furniture at Winterthur Museum. Lane, curator of furniture at Historic Deerfield since 2000, assumes the post on April 14. He directed Historic Deerfield’s Summer Fellowship Program between 2005 and 2012.  Lane replaces Wendy Cooper, who retired last year.   Malcolm Rogers, director …