Christie’s specialists Cara Zimmerman and Becky MacGuire answer questions in an episode keyed to the auction house’s 2020 Americana Week
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.
The first American flag Peter Keim collected was a thirteen-star specimen that he found poking out of a paper bag at a farm sale. Not even bothering to take a closer look, he bought the lot on a lark for $40.
This month on Curious Objects Ben talks with Randall, the voice behind the viral video The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger, about his baseball card collection
This month, Ben Miller travels to Salem, MA, to learn how researchers at the Peabody Essex Museum are analyzing the ways people look at art, and blazing the way for the museology of the future.
This month, Ben and Michael pay a visit to one of the New York antiques world’s preeminent galleries, Bernard & S. Dean Levy on 84th Street
This month on Curious Objects, Ben and Michael sit down with Philip Hewat-Jaboor, chairman of Masterpiece London and owner of a fine alabaster and rosso antico marble vase.
If you find an Old Master artwork in your attic, how can you be sure it isn’t fake? This month Ben and Michael consider the case of Judith and Holofernes—a painting attributed to Caravaggio that’s being sold on June 27 by French auctioneer Marc Labarbe—calling expert Eric Turquin and art critic James Gardner to the stand.
In an episode keyed to Art Carpenter’s Wishbone chair, scholar and curator Glenn Adamson shares his thoughts on the similarities and differences between art and design.
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.