by James Gardner
A forthcoming exhibition and its catalog examine the art of the Old Masters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Genoa.
The Louvre: The Many Lives of the Worlds Most Famous Museum, a new book by James Gardner - James Gardner retells and retraces the evolution of one of the world’s most complex architectural palimpsests with elegance, economy, and wit.
Teaching Tolerance through the Detritus of Intolerance - Lessons from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan.
Openings and Closings: October 21 to October 27 - Check out what's going on online and in person this week at museums across the U.S.!
Curious Objects: A Dalva Brothers Wonder Cabinet Turns Heads at Christie’s - Some 250 of the choicest items from the firm’s inventory are being offered at Christie’s this October, and Dalva Brother’s principal David Dalva III, along with Christie’s specialist Jody Wilkie, talk with Ben about the crème de la crème: a secretary-cabinet resplendent with Florentine pietra dura figurative panels and gleaming ormolu mounts, possibly handled by noted marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre.
A Visit to Kettle’s Yard - A London folk art dealer reflects on the inspiration he has drawn from the home of a scholar and art collector in Cambridge, England.
Openings and Closings: October 14 to October 20 - See what's happening at museums around the world online and in person this week!
The Sculpture of Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller - They called her the “sculptor of horrors.”
Five Peacocks from Master Enamelist Frank J. Marshall - Artist Frank Marshall pushed the traditional boundaries of enameling technique and arts and crafts design, creating a rich body of work around 1900.
Openings and Closings: October 7 to October 13 - Check out what's going on this week online an in person at museums around the US!
Rooms With a Viewpoint - On the Minneapolis Institute of Art's long-term project to breathe fresh life into its period rooms.
Off the Piazza, Another World - Celebrating a Venetian Institution, Caffè Florian at 300.
Curious Objects: “The Most Awesome Cup of All Time” . . . and 500 Other Objects - Dealer Adam Ambros and curator Ed Town join Ben to talk about a collection of mostly small objects made in Britain between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
By Elizabeth Pochoda
LIVING WITH ANTIQUES
By Gregory Cerio
By Eve M. Kahn
LIVING WITH ANTIQUES
By Brian Allen