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William Merritt Chase: The Final Volume
Summer 2010
William Merritt Chase: Still Lifes, Interiors, Figures, Copies of Old Masters, and Drawings, is the fourth and final volume of The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by
Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place
Summer 2010
The connection between Winslow Homer (1836–1910) and the Portland Museum of Art is long-standing and intimate. Homer exhibited at the museum in his lifetime, and through the course of the twentieth
Winterthur Primer: X-Radiography Examination of an Embroidered Coat of Arms
Summer 2010
In the last half of the eighteenth century, wealthy New England schoolgirls often displayed their stitching skills by executing elaborately embroidered coats of arms.1 One such object
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915
Autumn/Winter 2009
Between the decade before the American Revolution and the eve of World War I, a group of modest British colonies along the eastern coast of North America became states; new states pushed the frontier westward;
Clock Cases in American Colonies
Autumn/Winter 2009
In 1656 Christiaan Huygens, the Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, invented the first practical pendulum clock.
Portraits from My Garden
Autumn/Winter 2009
Laura Coombs Hills was born on September 7, 1859, in the prosperous and thriving seacoast city of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her father, Philip Hills, was a vice president of a local bank, the Institution for Savings.
When Pottery Became Art, 1880-1930
Autumn/Winter 2009
The Newark Museum, founded in 1909, began collecting art pottery from the start. From its first art pottery exhibition in 1910 until the death of its founding director, John Cotton Dana, on the eve of the Great Depression, the museum was one of the
American Ceramics, 1876-1956: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Early Summer 2009
Among the significant additions to the new American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum are the thirteen glass cases featuring the promised gift by collector Robert A. Ellison Jr. of over 250 examples of American art pottery. The earliest works date to the
Dove/O'Keeffe: Circles of Influence
Early Summer 2009
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) is most famous for her sinuous depictions of flowers and the American southwest, yet she credited abstractionist Arthur Dove (1880–1946) as the individual who had
Hudson River Celebrations
Early Summer 2009
The year 1909 marked the 300th anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson in 1609 and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton's journey up the Hudson River on the first successful steamboat.
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