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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
Duality, an exhibition currently on view at the Delaware Art Museum, highlights contemporary fine and decorative arts created by couples who synthesize their...
The Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC, reopened to the public on November 13, 2015 following a comprehensive two-year renovation. The Renwick is home to the...
The Milwaukee Art Museum reopened to the public on November 24, 2015, after a multi-year, $34 million renovation project. The Museum’s main galleries, the 1957 Eero...
As part of a series of exhibitions celebrating great American art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will mount the much-anticipated show on painted furniture made in...
By Christian Roden
Of the many eye-catching objects on display in “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia,” at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, one that commands particular attention is a large desk and bookcase, completely covered in…