JULY/AUGUST 2020


Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

Jeepers Creepers
Glenn Adamson

Digital Culture

Shop Talk

Folk Tales, Favorite Finds: Dealers tell stories of their
greatest discoveries, folk art edition
Compiled by Elizabeth Pochoda

Farther Afield

The Young and the Youngs: How a London
gallery promotes a dialogue between historical
and contemporary art
Elizabeth Pochoda

Object Lesson

The Work of Lucy M. Lewis, Acoma Pueblo Potter
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

On Books

Sam Kramer, mid-century Greenwich Village jeweler
Jeannine Falino

Taking Inventory

Lovable Leos: Get to know a pair of winsome pieces
of Pennsylvania pottery at the Met
Katherine Hughes

New Light

Endnotes

New light on the lives of Charleston’s enslaved
Eleanor H. Gustafson

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On the cover: Detail of The Park Bench by Horace Pippin (1888–1946), 1946. Philadelphia Museum of Art, bequest of Daniel W. Dietrich II.


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Features



Who was the Burpee-Conant Limner?

The authors have identified an anonymous early American folk artist as John Tolman (1777–1863)

Michael R. Payne and Suzanne Rudnick Payne

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East Meets West

An exhibition explores the affinities between a pair of American artists whose works have each become iconic representations of a region

Thomas Brent Smith

Stories You Can Wear

All about the genre of narrative jewelry

Bella Neyman

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Poison Pen

An exhibition surveys the sinuous, sinister art of Aubrey Beardsley

James Gardner

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Snapshots from a Swedish Garden

At his home outside Stockholm, the art of sculptor Carl Milles is on full and glorious display

Melissa Ozawa

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Horace Pippin’s New Medium

An excerpt from a new book on the
self-taught African American artist discusses his first painting

Anne Monahan