IN THE FIELD

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Goes to New York

By LAURA PASS BARRY,
Juli Grainger Curator of Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to commence 60th-anniversary celebrations for the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (AARFAM) in New York this January.

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George and Martha Reunited

By TONY INSON

I have a passion for collecting early-19th-century Americana in the classical taste. My interests include furniture, silver, and glass, but the one area in which my collection is particularly focused is French porcelain produced for the American market.

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Frederick Carder Glass Given to the Detroit Institute of Arts

By BENJAMIN COLMAN,
Associate Curator of American Art, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) was recently gifted a focused collection of 1920s glass designed by Frederick Carder for Steuben Glass Works that opens a window onto a fascinating moment in the history of American art glass.

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Great Fortune on Both Sides of the Pond

By DR. ROSIE MILLS,
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Associate Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) have collaborated since 2010 to bring more than fifty works from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection back to California.

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New Research on the Tudor Place Tableau

By GRANT QUERTERMOUS,
Curator, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Among the most fascinating objects found in the collection of Tudor Place in Washington, DC, is an 18th-century wax and shellwork tableau handcrafted by Samuel Fraunces as a gift for Martha Washington.

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Trust Grant Underwrites Conservation of Winchester Clock

By A. NICHOLAS POWERS,
Curator of Collections, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Earlier this fall, the Decorative Arts Trust followed settlers down the Great Wagon Road to explore the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In addition to the marks the Valley’s decorative arts indelibly made on Trust participants, the Trust’s generosity will, in turn, have a lasting impact on the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s growing collection of regional decorative arts.

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The American Revolution Comes to Life in Philadelphia

On April 19, 2017, the 242nd anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, the new Museum of the American Revolution will open in Old City Philadelphia. The 118,000-square foot building, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, will feature dynamic exhibits, touchscreen interactives, and immersive theaters that tell the dramatic story of the American Revolution.

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Yale Showcases Rhode Island Furniture

In August, the Yale University Art Gallery will open the first major exhibition of early Rhode Island furniture in half a century. Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 illustrates Rhode Island’s standing at the center of a dynamic and active cabinetmaking trade…

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
  • Fall Symposium 2016
    Virginia’s Lower Shenandoah and Upper Potomac River Valleys
    October 20-23, 2016
  • Spring Study Trip Abroad
    Scotland
    May 14-22, 2017
  • Fall Study Trip Abroad
    Venice and the Veneto
    Fall, 2017

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