Magazine March/April 2024


Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Field Notes

Rolling Along
Elizabeth Pochoda

Current and Coming

Impressionism and Norwegian silver in Texas; the Italian and Harlem Renaissances at the Met; Hiroshige in Brooklyn; Matisse and the sea in St. Louis; headshots from Hollywood’s golden age in Washington, DC; and feathered friends in Charleston

Object Lesson

A Stitch from Time Past: On collecting antique sewing boxes
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

Facets and Settings

Suddenly Chic: Costume Jewelry
A forthcoming exhibition casts a glowing light on emblems of lower-cost glamour
Jeannine Falino


Sierra Holt


On the cover: The library of a nineteenth-century house in New Orleans designed by Henry Howard (1818–1884) and owned by Patrick Dunne and Nathan Drewes. Photograph © Sara Essex Bradley, Rizzoli, 2024.

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“Life Is Better with Antiques”

A new book takes us into the eccentrically elegant home of a New Orleans antiques dealer and interior decorator
Valorie Hart with photographs by Sara Essex Bradley

The Wing at 100

As the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art approaches the centennial anniversary of its founding this year, we spoke with its curator in charge, Sylvia Yount, about the evolution of the collection and plans for growth and change
Glenn Adamson

Old Wine, New Bottle

In Philadelphia, a collection of historical art and design finds a happy home in a modernist tower, thanks to the ministrations of interior designer Thomas Jayne
Gregory Cerio

Books That Illustrate Nature with Nature Itself

On exsiccatae, xylotheks, lepidochromes, and other rare books and collections that incorporate actual biological and botanical specimens
Robert McCracken Peck

Inside Job

An exhibition explores the ways in which artistic depictions of interior scenes and the applied and decorative arts reflected social and economic currents in early twentieth-century America
Michael Neumeister

Ohio Stately

The Hay-McKinney Mansion in Cleveland offers a glimpse of midwestern opulence at the turn of the twentieth century
Henry Adams