There is no way to know exactly what dance was like in antiquity. There are accounts of it in writings by ancient authors, such as Lucian (c. 120–192), a satirist of imperial Rome.
Our own interests in art and design history range so broadly that we were delighted by the diverse trio of exhibitions now on view concurrently at the Bard Graduate Center.
He’s back! The irrepressible
Brazilian artist and landscape
designer Roberto Burle Marx,
dead these twenty-five years, is on stage once again, this time at
the New York Botanical Garden
in the Bronx
The Frick revives the memory of a lost group of frescoes by Tiepolo
Improbable as it may seem, the city of Richmond, Virginia, has never had an exhibition dedicated to its furniture. That is, until now.
The twenty-seven tall-case clocks on view at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, offer a rare glimpse of material life in the early American West.
Only a short walk from Thomas Cole’s house and studio in upstate New York winds a stretch of Catskill Creek that the painter would return to depict again and again.
Like the literature of magical realism, the lovely painted metal Mexican retablos currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum cast memory, bonds of affection, calamity, and averted disaster in the intersecting space between modern times and the immutable past.
A forthcoming exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design
tells the epic story of a great American silverware maker
John Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites