THE MAGAZINE


MARCH/APRIL 2017

 
COVER: Detail of The Joy of Life designed by Joseph Urban and painted by Lillian Gaertner, 1927. Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago
 

Editor’s letter

Critical thinking / Difficult issues

And that’s the way it isn’t
Glenn Adamson

Current and coming

On provenance

Tastemaker Mabel Dodge Luhan
and her rediscovered treasures
Laura Beach

Museum visit

Pocket-size punch: Minutely scaled sculpture at the Met
Barrymore Laurence Scherer

Events

Sammy Dalati

Endnotes

Eleanor H. Gustafson


Features


 

Presidential appointments

Andrew Jackson and three Philadelphia cabinetmakers
Carswell Rush Berlin
 

Women and watercolor

How a medium changed the fortunes of female artists in America
Kathleen A. Foster
 

A Philadelphia flaneur

Take a stroll with our former editor in chief
Elizabeth Pochoda
 

“My native continent”

Maine’s influence on the art of Marsden Hartley
Donna M. Cassidy, Elizabeth Finch, and Randall R. Griffey
 

Kindred spirits

A tribute to family-owned art and antiques galleries
 

Melting pot modern

Creating an Americanstyle in the 1920s
Sarah D. Coffin
 

Mad scientist

The strange, protean artistry of Eugen Gabritschevsky
Kent Mitchell Minturn
 

Shattering effect

A new exhibition celebrates the New York Crystal Palace and the World’s Fair of 1853
James Gardner