Curious Objects: “Where the Past Never Gets Old”—Re-presenting History at Colonial Williamsburg

Benjamin Miller and Michael Diaz-Griffith Curious Objects

In this episode of Curious Objects, Michael Diaz-Griffith treks to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia to talk with chief curator Ron Hurst about a new exhibition at the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Decorative Arts.

Art of the South at Colonial Williamsburg

Editorial Staff Art, Exhibitions, Furniture & Decorative Arts

It’s been more than half a century since the groundbreaking Loan Exhibition of Southern Furniture 1640-1820 held at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in 1952, and much has happened since then, not just in the study of southern furniture but of the decorative arts of the re­gion as a whole.  It is time, indeed, to re­visit the subject on …

Williamsburg Forum 2011

Editorial Staff Calendar

Colonial Williamsburg will convene its sixty-third annual Antiques Forum between February 20 and 24, 2011. The theme this year, Decorative Arts Forensics: How We Know What We Know, is intended to shed light on some of the fascinating advances in techniques for historical research and scientific investigation that have opened new avenues of verification for curators, collectors, and scholars. The …

Dealer Profile: Sumpter Priddy III

Editorial Staff Opinion

One morning in 1983 Sumpter Priddy III woke to Peggy Lee singing “Is That All There Is?” on the radio and knew she was singing to him. Although he had achieved his goal of becoming a curator at an important American museum, there had to be more. He resigned from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Virginia, and “took a flying …

Fashion and Furniture at the Williamsburg Forum

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

The Antiques Forum at Colonial Williamsburg, now in its sixty-first year and always eagerly anticipated by collectors, curators, and scholars alike, was held at the Williamsburg Lodge from January 31 to February 6. Some 395 people gathered to hear lectures, attend tours, and network with friends and colleagues over various receptions and dinners. Among the most well received of the …