BY DANIEL SOUSA
In 18th- and 19th-century Britain, locally produced ceramics became an important medium for celebrating the economic benefits of slavery as well as denouncing its horrors.
BY MEL BUCHANAN
Ranging from the court of Henry VIII to Napoleonic France, the Latter-Schlesinger Collection at NOMA is one of the singularly important portrait miniatures collections in the United States.
BY PATRICK SHEARY
Illuminating Design: The Decoration and Technology of E. F. Caldwell and Co., 1895–1959, on view at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C., is the first exhibit to focus on the work of this New York City firm.
An 18th-Century Parlor Brought to Life: The Artful Restoration of New Hampshire’s Moffatt-Ladd House
BY BARBARA WARD
For several years, a committee of staff and volunteers has been working on a renovation of the Parlor of the Moffatt-Ladd House, built in 1761–63 in Portsmouth, NH.
A highlight of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary plan for 2020 was the March opening of the Museum’s newly installed galleries devoted to British decorative arts, design, and sculpture.
British Masterworks: Ninety Years of Collecting at Colonial Williamsburg opened in February at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The installation ranges from portraits to furniture to ornate decorative arts.
BY MEREDITH MOORE
The Pavilion was built as a private residence by William Ferris Pell, who purchased Fort Ticonderoga in 1820, embarking on one of the first preservation efforts in American history.
BY KATHLEEN M. MORRIS
The looking glass arrived at the Clark as “Probably Salem, MA, c. 1820,” but a hidden label identified the maker of the looking glass as Georg Steinhäuser, who operated in Bremen, Germany.
BY ELIZABETH MCGOEY & ELIZABETH SIEGEL
This fall, the Art Institute of Chicago will open an exhibition, Photography & Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, that explores the connections between the fields of folk art and documentary photography in the Depression era for the first time.
THE EXHIBITION MADE IN NEW YORK CITY: THE BUSINESS OF FOLK ART is on view at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) through July 28, 2019. The exhibit includes 100 hundred works by self-taught artists from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights the history of New York City as a financial and commercial capital.