New exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes at the Frick Collection

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

New York City’s Frick Collection recently opened an exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes from the collection of Janine and J. Tomilson Hill. Displayed are thirty-three statuettes, sculptures, and a relief by masters of the Italian, German, Dutch, and French schools of the late fifteenth into the eighteenth century. One highlight is a pair of bronzes titled Sleeping Hermaphrodite and …

Art of the South at Colonial Williamsburg

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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 …

Charles Marville, Photographer of Paris

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In the mid-nineteenth century Baron Haussmann’s famous transformation of Paris into the city of wide boulevards and parks that we now know erased a me­dieval Paris of narrow streets and congested neighborhoods. This older Paris was captured by the photographer Charles Marville just be­fore its demolition. Marville also photographed the new Paris as well as doing cloud studies and other …

Exhibition openings through February 16

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Bamboo Yards, Kyobashi Bridge from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797-1858), 1857. Woodblock print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Exhibition openings   January 28   “Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection”; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY “Stories in Sterling; Four Centuries of Silver in New York”; Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beam, …

Piero della Francesca at the Met

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Four paintings (three from European institutions and one from a private collection in New York) created by Piero della Francesca for private devotion will be shown to­gether for the first time: St. Jerome and a Donor; Madonna and Child with Two Angels; Saint Jerome in a Landscape; and Madonna and Child. The exhibition follows upon the Frick Collection’s popular showing …

Early American Guitars at the Met

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Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin  Not for guitar lovers only, some thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, display the his­tory of the great American gui­tar  firm from its beginnings with the Viennese style instruments of C.F. Martin Sr., who came to this country, en­countered Spanish style guitars here, and combined the two styles …

Looking East at the Frist

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It is interesting to speculate on what Western art might look like had Japan not opened its ports to international trade in the 1850s, sending forth a flood of textiles, woodcuts, lanterns, screens, and other objects that captivated artists from Mary Cassatt and Claude Monet to Frank Lloyd Wright, who once described himself as “enslaved” by Japanese prints. Interest­ing and …

Upcoming shows and fairs in New York

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Armory Antique Show The Armory Antique Show is a crowd pleaser, offering a playful abun­dance of eclectic wares at a range of prices. Organizers promise roughly one hundred specialists in antique and vintage furniture, folk art, Americana, modern design, garden ornament, lighting, jewelry, silver, textiles, and ceramics. Under new management this year, the Armory Antique Show was recently acquired by …

Exhibition openings

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December 18 “Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cheyre R. and James F. Pierce”; Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI “The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925”; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY December 20 “‘Workt by Hand’: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts”; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.   Bars quilt, circa 1890, Pennsylvania. …