Magazine March April 2023


On the cover: Posy of flowers needlework, English, 1650–1700. Burrell Collection, gift of Sir William and Lady Burrell to the City of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Gotham: Crucible of American Art

How New York City became the center of the US art world
Barrymore Laurence Scherer

Garden Varieties

A forthcoming exhibition charts the affinities between paintings of the French countryside by the impressionist Claude Monet and the abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell
Kevin D. Murphy

“Gracious and artful devices for the adornment of life”

An excerpt from the new book English Needlework, 1600–1740, The Percival D. Griffiths Collection charts the origins of the twentieth-century reappraisal of the embroiderer’s art
William DeGregorio and Christian Jussel

The Many Mysteries of Vermeer

The most intriguing and inscrutable of the Dutch Old Masters is the subject of a can’t-miss exhibition in Amsterdam
James Gardner

“Somewhere West of Laramie”

On the Jordan Playboy roadster: A car for the liberated woman of the Jazz Age
Henry Adams

Living with Antiques: The Oddities Couple

In Connecticut, Ryan and Regina Cohn have created a live-in Victorian Gothic cabinet of curiosities
Text and photography by Pieter Estersohn