Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

A Moon with a View
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

J. M. W. Turner watercolors at Mystic Seaport, women painters of the Dutch Golden Age in Washington, DC, and more

Museum Visit

An eye-opening tour through four of the France’s great regional museums
Brian Allen

Object Lesson

All about Taghkanic baskets
Ben Davidson and Pippa Biddle

Field Trip

Yale’s American Furniture Study Center moves to a new home
Gregory Cerio

New Light

The early nineteenth-century silken globes of Pennsylvania’s Westtown School
Robert McCracken Peck


Jenamarie Boots


In Memoriam: Don Didier
Eleanor H. Gustafson

On the cover: Detail of The Connoisseur by Mary Rogers Williams (1857–1907), 1897. Connecticut Landmarks, Hartford; photograph by John Groo.

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Checking in with Edward Hopper

A new exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts surveys the artist’s depictions of hotels and motels

Leo G. Mazow

Woman of the World

The New-York Historical Society documents the career of the Baroness Hyde de Neuville, cosmopolitan artists in the early American republic

Roberta J. M. Olson


The Artist as Journalist

An exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums examines the pictorial strategies that Winslow Homer developed as a war correspondent

Ethan W. Lasser


Sculptor to the Medici, teacher of Michelangelo

The Frick Collection mounts the first-ever exhibition devoted to Renaissance maestro Bertoldo di Giovanni

James Gardner


Encounters with Whistler, Waifs, and Kaiser Wilhelm

An excerpt from a new biography of the intrepid American impressionist Mary Rogers Williams chronicles her first voyage abroad

Eve M. Kahn

All Fired Up

An introduction to California artist June Schwarcz, innovative master of enameling

Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson


The Other Woodstock Anniversary

As the 1969 music festival turns fifty, the area’s athenaeum, the Woodstock Artist’s Association and Museum celebrates its centenary

Bruce Weber