Living with antiques
by Elizabeth Pochoda
The house and collection built by the visionary director of the Wadsworth Atheneum
Through a Glass, Darkly and Brightly - An exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum explores the medium of photography in art brut.
Rhode Island Rescues - An excerpt from a new book describes the genesis of the Preservation Society of Newport County
Openings and Closings: January 13 to January 19 - Check out what's going on this week at museums around the country!
Editor’s Letter: January/February 2021 - Editor Gregory Cerio welcomes us to the January/February 2021 issue
Auction Notes: Gems on the Block - Specialists from auction houses around the country tell us about choice lots in their upcoming sales
End Notes: And Then There’s Mauve - Did you know that the color mauve, or, rather, the pigment, was discovered in 1856 by an eighteen year- old student experimenting with the hydrocarbons in coal tar from street lamps in an attempt to discover a cure for malaria?
Wandering Eye: An eye for treasure - What the editors of The Magazine ANTIQUES are looking at this week
Openings and Closings: January 6 to January 12 - Check out what's going on this week at museums across the country!
Current and Coming: Kentucky Shakers at the Speed - The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, exhibition, Careful, Neat, and Decent: Arts of the Kentucky Shakers, examines the material culture of the Shakers.
The Exhibition that Never Was - Although Breck was not the first painter to depict Venice using an impressionist technique, he was the first American to create a large body of Venetian views in that style.
Openings and Closings: December 30 to January 5 - Check out what's going on this week at museums across the country and abroad!
Current and Coming: The Sistine Chapel in San Antonio - How did filmmakers re-create the majesty of Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the days before digital computer effects? With gigantic hand-painted scenic backdrops.