Photography in New York

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The New York dealer of fine photographs Hans P. Kraus Jr. celebrates his gallery’s twenty-fifth anniversary this year with a display of iconic works entitled Silver Anniversary: 25 Photographs, 1835 to 1914, opening today. Even readers who are less familiar with photography dealers will recall Kraus’s impressive booth at the 2009 Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, which …

Serizawa Keisuke at the Japan Society

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Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textiles, which opens tomorrow at the Japan Society in New York, is an exhibition that will win many people over many—from the devoted connoisseur of fiber arts to those with an eye for graphic design to the Japanese art aficionado. In this display of one hundred works that span Serizawa Keisuke’s (1895-1984) career—the first large-scale museum …

Guest Blog: The Curated Object

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As part of our recurring series of guest bloggers (see our earlier feature with Art Inconnu here) we are pleased to introduce Joanne Molina, editorial director of The Curated Object—a non-profit media project that promotes fine and decorative arts exhibitions worldwide. We asked Molina to share a “curated” list of current and upcoming exhibitions that aren’t to be missed! Exhibition …

In conversation with….Shirley Mueller, Chinese export porcelain collector

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Shirly M. Mueller is a passionate collector and scholar of Chinese export porcelain who has written numerous articles on the subject (see below). We recently spoke to Mueller, who is as a lender to the current exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick about her collection and what …

A guide to fall symposiums

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To celebrate the fall season we’ve compiled an extensive—though not exhaustive—list of several upcoming symposiums that present an exciting and diverse roster of talks related to art history, decorative arts, design, and visual culture. We hope that you will have a chance to attend some. October 1-2, 2009“A Long and Tumultuous Relationship”: East-West Interchanges in American Art Smithsonian American Art …

William Blake at the Morgan Library

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For the first time in nearly a decade the Morgan Library has organized an exhibition devoted solely to the perpetually inspired British romantic watercolor painter, poet, and engraver William Blake. William Blake’s World: “A New Heaven Is Begun,” which is on view through January 3, 2010, brings together more than 100 examples of Blake’s own illuminated texts, engravings, and poetry …

Greene and Greene at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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While we wait for the fall exhibition season to begin, now is a good time to catch the  traveling exhibition A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, which is in its final weeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through October 18). Organized by the Gamble House and the Huntington Library to mark …

Jerry Bywaters at the Blanton Museum of Art

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Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989) was a seminal figure of 20th-century art in Texas. In addition to the prominent role he played as a faculty member for more than forty years at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and as director of the Dallas Museum of Art for over twenty years (1943-1964), throughout his career he was also an artist, curator, and critic. Considered …

From the Spoon to the City: An architect’s perspective

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s latest exhibition From the Spoon to the City: Design by Architects from LACMA’s Collection highlights great design from the 20th century and explores architects’ passion for designing both buildings and their contents.  It includes objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Michael Graves, and Frank Gehry. The slideshow below …