During the age of chivalry, armor was a necessity in times of both war and peace. In battle, a sturdy breastplate might have been the only thing keeping a knight from mortal harm at the point of a lance.
The AKC’s Museum of the Dog returns to New York
An exhibition at the Frick Collection offers a chance to reassess the art o f Renaissance portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni
A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and two current films testify to our enduring fascination with van Gogh’s life and art
A new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum explores the relationship between commerce and folk art in old New York
The term “Ashcan school” is applied to artists as varied as Robert Henri, William Glackens, and Everett Shinn, and yet it was most likely coined in response to one particular member of their circle and his work: John Sloan, with his warm and sympathetic depictions of the life of the common man in New York in the decades after the turn of the twentieth century.
Before writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien had been hired by Oxford and Leeds Universities to teach philology, the study of languages. The attention he paid to words was at the heart of his creative process, which goes under the microscope this winter at the Morgan Library and Museum in Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth.
A new exhibition of artworks from the National Academy of Design creates a dialogue between artists across the centuries
If there’s bright spot in the heart of late winter, it’s the Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum. This year’s edition, the seventy-first, opens on February 22nd and runs through the 26th, with the theme “Hidden Treasures: New Findings and Rediscoveries.”
Scholars be warned: Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures, a current exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, is not for you. If, on the other hand, you’re a fan of such films as The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums, you just might love the show.