Greene and Greene at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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While we wait for the fall exhibition season to begin, now is a good time to catch the  traveling exhibition A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, which is in its final weeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through October 18). Organized by the Gamble House and the Huntington Library to mark …

Ceramics by Royal Tichelaar Makkum

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A few weeks ago the New York Times featured the latest designs produced by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, the 400-year-old Dutch ceramics manufacturer. The new line called Fundamentals of Makkum is comprised of a basic pottery service designed by Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk of Atelier NL that derives color variations from its use of clays from across the Netherlands’ …

This Week’s Top Lots: August 24 – 28

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*  The August 24 and 25 sale of Australian art at Sotheby’s in Melbourne totaled over 6.8 million AUD. The top lot was Jeffrey Smart’s The Painted Factory, Tuscany that sold for 870,000 AUD (estimate 600,000-800,000 AUD). Other top sales were Sidney Nolan’s Burke and Wills Exhibition that sold for 552,000 AUD (estimate 450,000-550,000 AUD), Ivon Hitchens’s Flowers in a …

Site Source: Danish-furniture.com

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Recent issues of The Magazine ANTIQUES have delved into the history and collecting of 20th-century design. The September 2008 article “The lost generation of Danish design” by Gregory Cerio is just one example. For readers interested in learning more about Denmark’s design masters the website Danish-furniture.com offers a fine introduction. The non-commercial website was launched by Dansk Møbelkunst, a Copenhagen-based gallery …

Great Estates: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire

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As the subject of a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (on view now through November 15) and a new feature-length documentary directed by Paul Sanderson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens—one of the foremost sculptors of the Gilded Age in America—is certainly having a moment. Adding to these offerings is the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, where his …

From the Spoon to the City: An architect’s perspective

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest exhibition From the Spoon to the City: Design by Architects from LACMA’s Collection highlights great design from the 20th century and explores architects’ passion for designing both buildings and their contents.  It includes objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Michael Graves, and Frank Gehry. The slideshow below …

Celebrating Modernism in Connecticut

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While the most visible works of modern architecture are generally the most celebrated—Lever House or the Seagram Building, for example—the recent public opening of Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, showed that the private residences of modern architects can offer tremendous insight into their individual design philosophies. New Canaan became a center for modern architecture in the late …

Rare tables are ‘tops’ at Carlton Hobbs

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A new exhibition at the Carlton Hobbs gallery, On Tops: Table Tops from the 2nd Century to the 19th Century, offers a wonderful assortment of tables with some of the most precious and artistic tops ever assembled. Emphasizing extraordinary techniques and materials—from pietra dura (inlay of fine or hardstone) to micromosaic to scagliola (plasterwork in imitation of ornamental stone)—the inventiveness …

Summer in the Adirondacks

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A “Wild, Unsettled Country”: Early Reflections of the Adirondacks, which opened last week, includes a selection of paintings, maps, prints, and photographs that illustrate the untamed Adirondack wilderness discovered by artists, photographers, and cartographers who visited the area in the nineteenth century. While tourists were flocking to Saratoga Springs, near what is today the southern boundary of the Adirondack Park, …

American Indian painting

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Between 1879 and 1900 the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs established twenty-four off-reservation boarding schools for American Indian children, among them the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. The schools were intended as a means of absorbing American Indians into the larger society by transforming the children of what were considered savage warriors into fully “civilized citizens.” But …