Magazine November/December 2023


Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Field Notes

Serious Fun
Elizabeth Pochoda

Current and Coming

Object Lesson

Lights from the Dark Ages: The Lüsterweibchen
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

In Memoriam

Facets And Settings


Sierra Holt


Of Glass and Grape Nuts
Eleanor H. Gustafson

On the cover: Detail of Woodward Avenue No. II by Zoltan Sepeshy (1898–1974), 1931. Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, Inlander Collection, gift of Pat Glascock and Michael D. Hall in memory of Collin Gabriel Hall.

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Hidden Names and Complex Fates

A new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum examines the depictions of Black people in the art of the early American North
Elizabeth Pochoda

The Pre-Raphaelite and the Potter

A current exhibition explores the life and work of an eminent late Victorian artistic couple, Evelyn and William De Morgan
Sarah Hardy

"Hand of an Angel; Eye of a Sage”

The life and art of Charles White, who battled discrimination and illness to achieve a transcendent vision, is explored in a current traveling exhibition
Jill Deupi

Changing Times, Changing Art

A current exhibition examines American realist art as a mirror on sweeping societal transformations in the early twentieth century
Art Martin

“Like a Moth to the Flame”

In an excerpt from his new book, the esteemed studio furniture maker Michael Coffey describes the beginnings of his transition from one type of good works to another

The Shock of the Hue

How the surprising, saturated colors in the turn-of-the-century paintings Matisse and others created in the South of France changed the face of Western art
James Gardner