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“Borderlands” at The Huntington

“Borderlands” at The Huntington

BY DENNIS CARR AND YINSHI LERMAN-TAN

Trust members visited the new installation, “Borderlands,” at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in December 2021.

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The Arts & Crafts Experiment of Rose Valley

The Arts & Crafts Experiment of Rose Valley

BY SUE A. KEILBAUGH

In 1901, William Lightfoot Price brought together a group of prosperous Philadelphia free thinkers who enjoyed debating current philosophies of reform with the more informal company of his partners, friends, and relatives whose interests lay primarily in aesthetic matters. The consequence was the start of Price’s experimental utopian community based on the Arts & Crafts Movement.

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A Place That I Think You’ll Like

A Place That I Think You’ll Like

BY JULIE SIGLIN

The story begins with a magnificent cherry tree. Wharton Esherick (1887–1970), an artist often considered the father of the Studio Furniture movement, was recently married and searching for a home in which to start his family. While exploring properties for sale in the Paoli, PA, area with his realtor, the agent said, “I’ll show you a place that I think you’ll like.”

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Fifty Years of Gio Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

Fifty Years of Gio Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

BY TARYN CLARY

In 1965, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) approached Gio Ponti to create a new structure for its growing collections. Then 74 years old, the Italian architect had firmly established himself as a master of Modernism across the globe and across disciplines.

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The Mozart of Metal: Dan Nauman on 19th-Century Blacksmith Cyril Colnik

The Mozart of Metal: Dan Nauman on 19th-Century Blacksmith Cyril Colnik

BY JOHN-DUANE KINGSLEY

Nestled in the heart of Milwaukee, WI, is the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, home to the Cyril Colnik collection of decorative ironwork. Revered as a master craftsman, Colnik’s workshop created thousands of public and private commissions across Milwaukee that act as a tribute to the city’s strong Germanic origins.

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The Astonishing Sculpture of Luisa Roldán

The Astonishing Sculpture of Luisa Roldán

BY KATE BURNETT BUDZYN

On the cover of Catherine Hall-van den Elsen’s new monograph—the first in Getty Publications’ Illuminating Women Artists series—is Our Lady of Solitude, an image of a female figure gasping in tears

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The Follet Sampler at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

The Follet Sampler at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts

BY ALEXANDRA M. MACDONALD

Supported by a Decorative Arts Trust Research Grant, I was able to conduct research into the Follet sampler in the MESDA collection and at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. While my research is far from complete, I posit that all four members of the Follet family—Francis, Eliza, Mary, and Ann—are represented in this unique embroidery.

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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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