IN THE FIELD

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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Printed Textiles: British and American Cottons and Linens 1700–1850

There are books with beautiful photographs, those that present complex information, and ones that possess lively and engaging writing. Linda Eaton’s Printed Textiles offers all three. Part history and part catalogue, the text is a gracefully expanded update of Florence Montgomery’s groundbreaking 1970 publication.

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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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