IN THE FIELD

The Hayes Presidential Center

Found in the quiet northern Ohio town of Fremont, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center and his family home, Spiegel Grove, defy stereotypes of a sleepy house museum.

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Off the Beaten Path in Paris

Located in the northern reaches of Paris’ 8th Arrondissement, tucked against the beautiful Parc Monceau, sits the Nissim de Camondo Museum, which holds the city’s most significant decorative arts collection outside of the Louvre.

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The Kneeland and Adams Shop Research Project

By CHRISTINE RITOK & KEVIN G. FERRIGNO

The Decorative Arts Trust recently awarded a research grant to Historic Deerfield in support of a project focused on the 270-page ledger kept by Hartford, CT, cabinetmaker Lemuel Adams (1769–1850). Furniture historian Kevin G. Ferrigno discovered the ledger at the University of Miami (FL). The document provides an unprecedented record of the cabinetmaking business in Hartford during the 1790s…

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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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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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