Check out what’s happening online and in person at museums around the country!
Silver Stories from S. J. Shrubsole
The folks at the eminent New York gallery have responded to the challenge of the coronavirus much like the Florentines in The Decameron did to the Black Plague: by telling stories
The Glories of Gorham
A forthcoming exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design
tells the epic story of a great American silverware maker
Master of Magnificence
At the Frick, a sumptuous and revelatory exhibition on the seventeenth-century designer Luigi Valadier
How the craftsmanship of two cultures met in Gorham’s “Japanese Work” silver
Classic and contemporary silver in dialogue at the Museum of the City of New York
Of troughs and trophies
A collection of silver prizes sheds light on America’s proud agrarian past.
The bouillabaisse of design influences on an early American silver soup tureen
A few years ago, one of two silver soup tureens ordered by Thomas Gibbons in 1810 came on the market, after remaining for nearly two centuries in the possession of his descendants.
Last but not least.
One might be forgiven for thinking that the opening in 2014 of the stunning Tadao Ando–designed Clark Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute capped the long-term expansion and renovation of the institution’s bucolic campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But the plan actually culminates this spring with the installation of the Clark’s American decorative arts collections on the top floor of the renovated Manton Research Center.
Spanish American Riches in Brooklyn
Folding screen with the Siege of Belgrade (front), Mexican, c. 1697–1701. Oil on wood, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Brooklyn Museum, gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange. Objects in gold and silver, inlaid and gilded furniture, sumptuous fabrics, Asian porcelains, dazzling portraits-the Spanish colonial elite had it all, and flaunted it proudly within the …
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