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.
Enjoy Collecting the Globe: The Salem East India Marine Society Museum, In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting American Arts and Artifacts, and Fine American Antiques in The Stanley Weiss Collection.
Helen Scott Reed Study Trip Abroad Scholarship Program recipients Alisa Chiles, Sarah Mallory, and Jennifer Motter traveled to Amsterdam and The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht.
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 SÉBASTIAN DUTTON
Both the public and private spaces in The Breakers in Newport RI are glittering showpieces of architecture and design, seemingly down to the smallest detail.
BY MATHILDE TOLLET
Richard Morris Hunt’s drawings, plans, and scrapbooks indicate clear comparisons between the French “serrurerie” and the works visitors admire in Newport mansions.
BY PATRICK JACKSON
My research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) centered around a portrait of the Onondaga Iroquois chief Ossahinta by the Syracuse, NY, painter Sanford Thayer.
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.
SAVE THE DATE
- Special Program: Tour of the Newark Museum with retiring Chief Curator Ulysses Dietz
- New York Antiques Weekend
January 19-20, 2018
- Emerging Scholars Colloquium
January 21, 2018
Upper Hudson River Valley: From the Mohawk to the Berkshires
May 3-6, 2018
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