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.
BY ASHLEY BOULDEN
I examined and documented a wide body of prints and drawings that anchor my investigation of the circulation of ornament in 18th-century at the Morgan Library and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, as well as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montréal, Canada.
BY VISHAL KHANDELWAL
For the last leg of my dissertation research on mid-20th-century industrial design in India, I analyzed collections at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, keen to understand how the renowned textile innovator Marianne Strengell’s teaching at Cranbrook informed the work of design students Helena Perheentupa from Finland and Nelly Sethna (née Mehta) from India.
BY CELIA RODRIGUEZ TEJUCA
I embarked on a trip to Puebla, Mexico, to complete my research on a pair of 18th-century desks and bookcases that reinforce the aesthetic connections between East Asia and the Spanish-American viceroyalties during the colonial period.
BY KAYLI RIDEOUT
Studying a 19th-century silver tea service from Augusta, GA, bearing the mark of “Clark & Co.” in the MESDA collection further encouraged my exploration in Southern identity studies through material culture.
The 2020 Curatorial Internship Grant recipient is the Concord Museum, and the 2020 Failey Grant recipient is the American Swedish Historical Museum.
We review Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880–1940 by Charlotte Vignon and Inside the Head of a Collector: Neuropsychological Forces at Play by Shirley M. Mueller, MD.
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