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How the artistic representations of classical ruins shaped views of all the world
Editor Gregory Cerio welcomes us to the January/February 2021 issue
Did you know that the color mauve, or, rather, the pigment, was discovered in 1856 by an eighteen year- old student experimenting with the hydrocarbons in coal tar from street lamps in an attempt to discover a cure for malaria?
The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, exhibition, Careful, Neat, and Decent: Arts of the Kentucky Shakers, examines the material culture of the Shakers.
Understanding the house means understanding the man who created it, the man who at twenty-seven became acting director of the Wadsworth Atheneum and made the country’s oldest public art museum the most talked about arts institution in the country.
Reviewers called Plattʼs landscapes “brilliant in tone but true to the colors found in sky and plain and vale,” and praised her interiors for “quaintness of type and richness of color in shadowy corners and firelit hearths”
“Mahala Jameson marked this sampler under the direction of Mrs Hackley A D 1818.”
Amid the pale, Grecian mediocrity of Lower Manhattan’s civic center stands a monument of unaccountable excellence, the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street.
I wanted to show that antiques have something to say, not only about their own moment—in the more or less distant past—but also about our own.