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The Art in America Guide

Flowers of Death
EXHIBTIONS

Flowers of Death

By Elizabeth Pochoda

A powerful exhibition looks at World War I through the lens of American Art.


Exhibitions

A Classroom in the Age of Enlightenment

By Ethan W. Lasser
Revisiting Harvard’s Philosophy Chamber.

ART

Handle with care

By Sarah Archer
Introducing a new monthly column for aficionados of ceramics and glass.

ARTnews Grand Tour

Exhibitions

Getting hitched: The St. John Altarpiece

By The Editorial Staff
With its tenderly human tableaux painted on a golden background, the St. John Altarpiece, attributed to Francescuccio Ghissi, was a gem of Italian art at the dawn of the Renaissance. But at some point in the nineteenth or early twentieth century, the altarpiece was sawn apart to separate its nine constituent panels.

Opinion

A Fighting Chance

By Glenn Adamson
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia opened on April 19th.

Exhibitions

Mad as Hellas at the Onassis Cultural Center

By Cynthia Pappas
We think of the art of ancient Greece as the epitome of serene beauty and refinement, but a new exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York reveals how often deep, even combustible, feelings were expressed in the artifacts of the Hellenic civilization.


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THE LATEST

Masterful Mixing at the Hammer - We asked Ann Philbin, director of the Hammer Museum, to tell us how she’s maintaining focus on the museum's distinguished collection of European and American paintings and works on paper, while fostering the burgeoning contemporary art scene in Los Angeles.
The Middle Ages meets the Digital Age in Chicago - A glimpse of the possible future of museum displays of historical artifacts can be seen in the recent opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.
Day Trip Scrapbook: Hudson Valley Sunday - Look at some photos from our Sunday tour in the Hudson Valley
Montgomery Place, touched by greatness - While notable for many reasons, the Montgomery Place estate in Annandale-on-Hudson is most distinctive for having enjoyed the attention of two famed American tastemakers of the mid-nineteenth century: architect Andrew Jackson Davis and landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing.
Bard College: a trove of architectural gems - Dating to 1860, when it was founded by philanthropist John Bard in association with leaders of New York City’s Episcopal Church, Bard College wins plaudits for its lively liberal arts curriculum. But what strikes the casual visitor is the architectural diversity of the school’s five hundred-acre campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, which features buildings that range in style from the neoclassical to the ebullient modernity of Frank Gehry.
Dispatches Newsletter

DISPATCHES

A new sporadical e-newsletter about the arts of the past as they live in the present day

by Elizabeth Pochoda
Advisory Editor, The Magazine ANTIQUES

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS

FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS

“Superfluity and Excess”

By Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley

ART

Sculpting Joy

By Diana L. Linden

ART

Let’s just call it art

By Bernard L. Herman

FURNITURE & DECORATIVE ARTS

Treasury Notes

By Elizabeth Pochoda

BOOKS

Black Dolls

By Margo Jefferson

EXHIBITIONS

Gray Matters

By Jennifer Goff

ART

Mourning Becomes Them

By Catherine E. Kelly

Living with Antiques

Living with Antiques: Cajun and Creole

By Chris Waddington


LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

  • Connector.

    Gregory Cerio, Editor-in-Chief

    Lately I have spent a great deal of time in Hudson, New York—a town whose ongoing revival (as noted countless times here and elsewhere) has been led by the antiques trade. But antiques aren’t the only story here, and in trying to understand the place I was put in mind of an encounter Henry James had with Hudson in the autumn of 1904. more...


WHERE TO GO,
WHAT TO SEE

There’s nothing like spending time out of the city in Hudson, New York. Take a look at our guide to the city and read a bit more about why we like it so much.


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