IN THE FIELD

Casanova’s Europe

By COURTNEY HARRIS,
Curatorial Research Fellow, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From August 27, 2017–October 8, 2018, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will host the collaborative traveling exhibition Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) has come to epitomize the sophistication of 18th-century Europe through his memoirs and their account of the creativity, sensual pleasure, and social and political ambition he experienced.

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Savannah’s Green-Meldrim House Acquires Important Family Collection

By TANIA JUNE SAMMONS

Collectively, the assemblage of objects and manuscripts—the Norris ledger, furniture, ceramics, silver, family photographs, and other archival materials—tell a local, national, and international story that enrich our shared understanding of the past and elevates the Green-Meldrim House to one of the most well-documented mid-19th-century dwellings in the country.

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The Artistry of Pierre Gouthière

January 2017

The aura of glittering pomp surrounding the Chateau de Versailles in the last decades
of the ancien régime owes much to the decadent reputation of the French monarchs, who leaned heavily on the talents and creativity of architects and artisans to maintain a potent image of power and wealth. This past winter, one such craftsman received well-deserved attention in the form of a special exhibition at the Frick Collection, “Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court.”

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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
  • Special Program: Tour of the Newark Museum with retiring Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz
    November 3
  • New York Antiques Weekend
    January 19-20, 2018
  • Emerging Scholars Colloquium
    January 21, 2018
  • Symposium
    Upper Hudson River Valley: From the Mohawk to the Berkshires
    May 3-6, 2018
  • Symposium
    New Orleans & the Mississippi Delta
    November 1-4, 2018
  • Study Trip
    Prague & Vienna with an extension to Budapest
    With an extension to Budapest
    October 1–11 and 16–26, 2018; Extension October 12–15

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