MAY/JUNE 2020


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Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

Into the Void
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

Farther Afield

Tokyo Clothes: An exhibition in London examines
the kimono, past and present
Brian Allen

Object Lesson

All About the Windsor Chair
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

Museum Visit

Parlor Room Talk: In New Orleans, an intact antebellum
decor tells the tales of many lives, free and enslaved
Chris Waddington

Looking Forward

Mutual Monet Admiration: Museums in Boston and
Chicago plan for exhibitions that demonstrate the two
cities’ shared love of the French impressionist
Thomas Connors

Taking Inventory

A Scholarly Appetizer of Scallops: A taste of the research
to be found in the author’s forthcoming catalogue of early
American furniture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Alexandra A. Kirtley

New Light

Blyth Spirits: More Benjamin Blyth portraits in oils
Bettina A. Norton

Endnotes

At Auction: A Lotta Buatta
Eleanor H. Gustafson

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On the cover: A selection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century English majolica oyster plates. All objects are in the collection of Joan Stacke Graham; photographs by Bruce White.


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Features



Cosmopolitan Craftsman

The story of Tiffany’s erudite and imaginative silver designer of the late nineteenth century, Edward C. Moore

Medill Higgins Harvey and Moira Gallagher

Disruption, Sixteenth-Century Style

How the art of El Greco bent every technical rule of Old Masters painting

James Gardner

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Artistic Offices

A photo excerpt from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s new book on the homes of artists takes us into the studios where they worked

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Fjord and Function

The influence of Scandinavian design in America will be examined in a forthcoming exhibition making stops in Milwaukee and Los Angeles

Bobbye Tigerman and Monica Obniski

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Paper Tiger

Pablo Picasso had unparalleled virtuosity working with the most mundane of artistic mediums

James Gardner

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Ceramics Dynamic

Delightful, delirious, and often downright strange, majolica gets a thorough examination in a forthcoming exhibition and its catalogue

Eve M. Kahn