In late October 1916 the American impressionist artist William Merritt Chase lay dying at his town house on East Fifteenth Street in Manhattan
No English country-house garden would be complete without the well-placed statue terminating a vista
Delightful, delirious, and often downright strange, majolica
gets a thorough examination in a forthcoming exhibition and its catalogue
A cultural institution of transcendent richness and breadth, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York enters its sesquicentennial year
The cover for this issue is fun, charming, and cheerful, and there are very few occasions, in my estimation, on which fun, charm, and cheer are not welcome
An exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum surveys the adventurous enchantments of illustrator N. C. Wyeth
A visit to Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s beloved seaside refuge
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Listeners to this podcast will recognize the name Freeman’s—for more than a year, the Philadelphia-based auction house has been Curious Objects’ lead sponsor, and its no exaggeration to say the podcast wouldn’t exist without them.
In this episode of Curious Objects, Ben takes the measure of Noah Wunsch’s treasure—which ranges from a 60 BC Visigothic belt buckle to the zany artwork of Genieve Figgis—and learns how the collection was built.