MARCH/APRIL 2021


Editor's Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

Works of Faith
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

Women photographers at the High Museum, American Impressionists at the Dixon Gallery, Magic Realism at the Georgia Museum, and more

Personal Space

A Tennager Talks about Art Appreciation
Caroline Summerfield Kirtley

Object Lesson

Henry Chapman Mercer and His Moravian Pottery
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

Curious Objects

Events

Elizabeth Lanza

Endnotes

Short-lived Suffrage in the Early Republic
Eleanor H. Gustafson

Image
On the cover: Detail of Home of the Brave by Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, 2013. © Consuelo Jimenez Underwood; photograph by Michael Tropea, courtesy of the artist.


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Features



A New Day at the PMA

A curator guides us through the revamped early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley

Quaker Hautes

A review of the new catalogue American Furniture, 1650–1840: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Peter M. Kenny

City Smitten

Wood engraver Rudolph Ruzicka was one of the great illustrators of American urban vistas–and Boston was a favorite

Thomas Connors

Paul Manship's Ode on a Grecian Urn

The first museum show devoted to Paul Manship in thirty years reunites his modernist works with their inspirations from the arts of antiquity

David Ebony

Redemption on the Rails

New York's new Moynihan Train Hall does much to redress the crime that was the destruction of old Penn Station

James Gardner

The Maker's Hand

A new exhibition explores the tradition of craft in America and the making of modern art

Glenn Adamson

Canaletto's Eternal Sunshine

Thanks to the late Jayne Wrightsman, the Met now possesses the nation's finest collection of work by the Venetian scenic painter

James Gardner