If fin de siècle Nordiccultural ferment—and contemporary global anxiety—is often summarized in shorthand by Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1893), to enter the former home of Stockholm banker Ernest Thiel (1859–1947), a museum open to the public since 1926, is to dwell in the plush, cool parlors where such paintings were first revered as windows into the human psyche.
Stacy Hollander recently relinquished her long and laudable curatorial career at the American Folk Art Museum, a constant through the many changes AFAM has seen over the years.
Recent articles discussing the American art auctions in May at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York expressed concern about the state of the market for Hudson River school paintings.
A place of cultural confluence in Berkeley, California
If there was a poster boy for January’s Winter Show in New York, it was surely Maxine Helfman’s George Washington, from her Forefathers series offered by Elle Shushan.
A cosmopolitan eye for color and line took embroiderer Mariska Karasz from the world of fashion design to that of fine art
Henrietta Johnston’s portraits of Colonel John Moore and his wife, Frances Lambert Moore
Overshadowed by her sister Georgia, Ida Ten Eyck O’Keeffe gets her day in the sun with an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art
A Pawnee war club offers an object lesson in interpreting Native American art
The exhibition Art of Native America brings this country’s first art to the newly invigorated American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art