COVER: Detail of Kiowa Chiefs on a Visit to the Agent attributed to Julian Scott Ledger Artist B (Kiowa), Oklahoma, c. 1880. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Charles and Valerie Diker Collection of Native American Art, promised gift of Charles and Valerie Diker; photograph by Bruce Schwarz, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Editor’s letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical thinking / Difficult issues

A remarkable survival: A Henry David Thoreau poem on leaves
Glenn Adamson

Current and coming

Talking antiques

Exhibitors highlight their favorite offerings at the Winter Show

Dealer profile

An interview with Skinner Auctioneers’ militaria specialist Joel Bohy
Nicole Anderson

Farther afield

Wes Anderson’s Spitzmaus Mummy exhibition in Vienna
Katherine Lanza

Museum visit

In this new section, curators offer insight into their ongoing research projects
Alexandra Kirtley

Taking inventory

A Q+A with Nantucket Historical Association curator Michael Harrison

On books

A new book about Frederic Church’s Olana; re-examining art deco marvels from the City of Big Shoulders; and notable museum catalogues and other books from the past year

New light

Some Henrietta Johnston pastels reconsidered
Stuart P. Feld


Anna Talley


Toasting a Master
Eleanor H. Gustafson



Hail, Columbia!

America’s oldest steamboat heads for a new life on the Hudson River
Kent Barwick

Painting the New Parisians

An exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery includes a study of the black figure in the art of the French impressionists
James Gardner

Rethreading Her Needle

A cosmopolitan eye for color and line took embroiderer Mariska Karasz from the world of fashion design to that of fine art
Ashley Callahan

Beautiful Desuetude

Even as it awaits restoration, the historic Bronson House in Hudson, New York, radiates architectural dignity and grace
Alan Gray Neumann
with photography by Anthony D’Argenzio of Zio and Sons

The Other O’Keeffe

Overshadowed by her sister Georgia, Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe gets her day in the sun with an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art
Sue Canterbury

Starting a Conversation

A new exhibition of artworks from the National Academy of Design creates a dialogue between artists across the centuries
Jeremiah William McCarthy and Diana Thompson

Spreading Its Wing

The exhibition Art of Native America brings this country’s first art to the newly invigorated American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Elizabeth Pochoda

Star Power

A Pawnee war club offers an object lesson in interpreting Native American art
Gaylord Torrence