How New York City became the center of the US art world.
Openings and Closings: September 9 to September 15
See what’s going on online this week at museums in the US and abroad!
Contemporary art confronts the Gilded Age at the Driehaus
Work by Yinka Shonibare launches a new exhibition series in March
The taste for Gothic
To wealthy American collectors during the Gilded Age, the appeal of medieval and early Renaissance art was considerable. Seeing themselves as the new aristocracy and wanting to re-create for themselves the prestige and trappings of European nobility, they sought objects that they felt embodied the chivalry, piety, luxury, romance, and magnificence of that distant age. Gothic Art in the Gilded …
Great Estates: Fenway Court, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston
Fenway Court, the former home of Isabella Stewart Gardner, gives added meaning to the notion of a house museum. Built in the style of a fifteenth-century Venetian palace, it was conceived as both a residence and a museum. With the help of many great advisers, Gardner amassed-and later, meticulously arranged-a superlative collection of fine and decorative arts, architecture, and rare …
The Worsham-Rockefeller rooms
Two Gilded Age rooms make their way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Red, white, and Tiffany blue
Generations and regenerations of White House decor