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.
by ELIZABETH WOOD
The first thing visitors see as they enter the exhibition “Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection” is a dramatic presentation of utilitarian tools spanning the years 1770–1870 .
by RACHEL LOVETT
The Hammond-Harwood House was pleased to welcome members of the Decorative Arts Trust for tours and workshops during the Spring 2019 Symposium. Participants were able to tour the special exhibition A Perfect Profile, which considers early likenesses, such as silhouettes, miniatures, and landscapes, as a precursor to modern-day social media.
Wolfsonian founder Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr. Has long been interested in a simple question: what can art and objects tell us about modern life? With a collection that begins in 1850 during the Industrial Revolution and ends in 1950 following the conclusion of World War II, modernity at the Wolfsonian is in many ways defined by a relationship with industry and production.
A special initiative of the Terra Foundation and Art Bridges, Inc., Terra-Art Bridges is a six-year program that connects a wide range of art institutions across the United States.
Over 250 objects were assembled at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from September 2017 through April 2018 to unravel the intricacies of the longstanding and complex relationship between Mexican and Californian design.
Traveling between the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the new V&A Dundee in Scotland, Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style is the first exhibition to fully explore the aesthetics and cultural impact of ocean liners from an international perspective.
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.