Anxiety about fake news has also been greeted with bemusement by historians, who note that the phenomenon is hardly new.
Our former editor in chief takes us on a stroll to some of her favorite places in the city.
One might be forgiven for thinking that the opening in 2014 of the stunning Tadao Ando–designed Clark Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute capped the long-term expansion and renovation of the institution’s bucolic campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts. But the plan actually culminates this spring with the installation of the Clark’s American decorative arts collections on the top floor of the renovated Manton Research Center.
Creating an American style in the 1920s.
“From being the homes of great lords in the Middle Ages to being either homes of modern aristocrats or ruins (many castles were destroyed during the English Civil War), castles became both symbols of democracy and warnings to aristocrats that you had to always respect the power of the people.”
A new exhibition celebrates the Crystal Palace and the New York World’s Fair of 1853.
Like his art, Bearden’s life was about changes of context.
The Flemish artist Hercules Segers—now the recipient of his first exhibition in America, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York—was probably the oddest European painter and printmaker of the seventeenth century.
These tiny triumphs speak to human ingenuity, boundless reservoirs of patience, and painstaking craftsmanship in efforts where the slightest error will ruin the whole.
The fifth edition of Dispatches, a new sporadical email newsletter about the arts of the past as they live in the present day by Elizabeth Pochoda, Advisory Editor, The Magazine ANTIQUES.