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Bent Pennies

By Gregory Cerio
At a time when art seems to be viewed by many collectors primarily as an investment instrument, it is refreshing to learn about someone like the late Larry Dumont, who collected for the joy it brought him.

A River Runs Through It - A new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy explores the influence of the Schuylkill River artists
Charles Radtke Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - It's all about the details for this Wisconsin cabinetmaker
Two Journeys, One Destination - The consummation of an immigrant odyssey, the Vilcek Foundation charts the artistic argosy of Ralston Crawford in the inaugural exhibition at its new home
British watercolors at the Gibbes - Rising up in the midst of the Charleston Historic District, what is today the Gibbes Museum of Art was founded in 1858 and has inhabited a sumptuous beaux-arts monument, inspired by the works of Andrea Palladio, since 1905.
Craftsman Home - The house in California built by the great studio woodworker Sam Maloof is a hymn to the virtues of the made by hand
The Sixth Antique American Indian Art Show in Santa Fe - “The Super Bowl, Wimbledon—whatever you want to compare it to, that’s what this week is for Native American art in Santa Fe.”
Two Gems of Charm City - The Walters and the Baltimore Museum of Art form a powerful cultural tandem
Scrimshaw on Nantucket - Nantucket, in cultural memory, will always be the island of whaling. But in spite of Herman Melville’s panegyrics, it was the center of the whaling world for only a brief historical moment.
Pierre Cardin fashion and furniture at the Brooklyn Museum - In his fashion work, designer Pierre Cardin sought to remake the human body in his sculptural ideal.
Portraits by a Minister’s Daughter - New scholarship offers insights into the life of the elusive early American artist Mary B. Tucker
Declarations of Dependence - America has been many things to many people: a city on a hill; a beacon of freedom; a melting pot. Now, the worry is that we’ve become a piggy bank.
Bent Pennies - Remembering a collector who celebrated beauty born of human frailty


Shadows and scissors

By Suzanne Rudnick Payne, Michael R. Payne, and Peggy McClard


Re-examining Thomas Cole

By Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser


Trim and ends

By John Whitenight


Boston baroque

By Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley and Robert F. Trent


Breaking new ground

By Elizabeth Pochoda


The world of Bill Traylor

By Leslie Umberger


Ornaments in the landscape

By Carol Long

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show
August 29 – September 1

At the Baltimore Convention Center, featuring 575 international exhibitors, including a 90-dealer antiquarian book fair. Hours: Thursday 12–8, Friday and Saturday 11–7, Sunday 11–6.
Tickets are $20. (561) 822-5440.


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