Editor's Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

A More Perfect Union
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

Farther Afield

Off the Piazza, Another World: Celebrating a Venetian institution, Caffè Florian at 300
James Gardner

Object Lesson

The Sculpture of Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller
Benjamin Davidson and Pippa Biddle

Museum Visit

Rooms with a Viewpoint: On the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s long-term project to breathe fresh life into its period rooms
Thomas Connors

Connoisseurs Eye

Five Peacocks from Master Enamelist Frank J. Marshall
Joseph Cunningham

On Books

A new book explores the many lives of the Louvre
Wolf Burchard

Past and Present

Teaching Tolerance through the Detritus of
Intolerance: Lessons from the Jim Crow
Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan
Elizabeth Pochoda


Hysterical Re-enactors
Eleanor H. Gustafson

On the cover: Detail of a reverse-painted mirror with landscape and birds, Chinese, c. 1765. Private collection; photograph by Gavin Ashworth, courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.

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The Gentleman from Georgia

Writer and collector William N. Banks Jr., remembered

Laura Beach

Empire Refracted

A forthcoming exhibition and its catalogue examine the social significance of glass in eighteenth-century Britain

John Stuart Gordon


A Visit to Kettle’s Yard

A London folk art dealer reflects on the inspiration he has drawn from the home of a scholar and art collector in Cambridge, England

Robert Young


Simple, Pure, Elegant

On the jewelry designs of modernist master Betty Cooke

Jeannine Falino

Baroque Pearls

A forthcoming exhibition and its catalogue examine the art of the Old Masters in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Genoa

James Gardner


The Gardens of Forth House

Keeping the flame of the romantic landscape design tradition in the Hudson River valley

written and photographed by Pieter Estersohn