SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019


Editor’s Letter

Gregory Cerio

Critical Thinking/Difficult Issues

Capture the Flag
Glenn Adamson

Current and Coming

Vera Neumann at the Museum of Arts and Design, California studio craft at the SFO Museum, John Singer Sargent at the Morgan Library, and more

On Books

A new book on the life and work of the famed children’s book author Dr. Seuss, as well as a new book written by Seuss himself
James Gardner

Connoisseur’s Eye

Assessing Early Newcomb Pottery
Joseph Cunningham

Events

Alexandra Levine

Endnotes

Re-envisioning Cole’s Catskills
Eleanor H. Gustafson

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On the cover: Detail of Cats and Dogs by Vera Neumann, 1963. Photograph by Steven Meckler, courtesy of Susan Seid.


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Features



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Crazy Eight

Now open for visits, the Armour-Stiner House in the lower Hudson River valley is an ebullient testament to painstaking historic preservation

Barrymore Laurence Scherer

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The Green Jewel

Some reflections on New York City’s Central Park, prompted by a new book featuring the original design plans from the Municipal Archives

James Gardner

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When Edith Met Abby

How the art dealer Edith Halpert and her patron Abby Aldrich Rockefeller changed the face of the American art world

Rebecca Shaykin

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Done in by Rebellion

At the Museum of the American Revolution, art and artifacts trace the life and death of an Irish officer in the British Army

Matthew Skic

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Tea and Symmetry

The Glasgow tearoom designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Miss Catherine Cranston

Alison Brown

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A Queen’s Close Brush with History

Queen Victoria assembled a collection of keepsakes featuring human hair

Robert McCracken Peck