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Highlights: John Long and John Boyer -- 19th-Century Craftsmen in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Autumn-Winter 2006
The work of metal craftsman John Long of Sporting Hill and woodworker John Palmer Boyer of Brickerville, Lancaster County, exemplifies the skill and design of nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German craftsmen. The recent discovery of the identity of....
Highlights: Luminist Horizons -- The Art and Collection of James A. Suydam
Autumn-Winter 2006
Luminism, characterized by the effects of light on landscapes and the absence of visible brushstrokes, has tended to be described as an esthetic of solitary isolation, but this exhibit reveals that it was a gregarious experience for collector and...
Highlights: Nancy Lancaster -- English Country House Style
Autumn-Winter 2006
Swagged curtains, a blazing fire, and the family dog lolling on an impeccably upholstered couch; the studied carelessness of what we know as "English country house style" was in fact the brainchild of the Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster (1898-1994), who....
Highlights: Napoleon on the Nile -- Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt
Autumn-Winter 2006
Described by the New York Times as “an engrossing exhibition” and included by the Village Voice in its “Best in Show” section, Napoleon on the Nile has proven so popular its end-date has been extended. The multi-volume Description de l’Egypte remains...
Highlights: Newport -- A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969
Autumn-Winter 2006
Cities such as Boston and Philadelphia have eclipsed Newport in historical accounts of the American continent. But in the 1600s, the town of Newport, Rhode Island, played a dominant role in defining the future United States of America, according to....
Highlights: Vincent Vallarino Fine Art, Ltd / Schiller & Bodo
Autumn-Winter 2006
"Smaller, more client-oriented, and much more fun," is how Vincent Vallarino describes the new venture he initiated with longtime friends and sometime business collaborators, Lisa Schiller and Susan Bodo of Schiller & Bodo. In recent years, Vallarino....
Highlights: Adelson Galleries on Nantucket
Aug-Sept 2006
New York's Adelson Galleries will be a presence on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, for its third summer season. The gallery returns with two exhibitions. Wyeth Family, opening in July, includes paintings by N. C. Wyeth, Henriette, Andrew, and...
Highlights: Grandma Moses -- Grandmother to the Nation
Aug-Sept 2006
Anna Mary Robertson was born in Greenwich, New York, in 1860. After her marriage to Thomas Salmon Moses, she moved to Virginia, where she gave birth to ten children, five of whom died young. In 1930, at age 70, and now living in Eagle Bridge, New York...
Highlights: History in Bloom at Strawbery Banke Museum
Aug-Sept 2006
Recently voted among the "Top 10 Favorite Public Gardens" in a readers' survey by People, Places & Plants, Strawbery Banke Museum will host its annual History in Bloom festival with talks, tastes, and tours that celebrate four centuries of garden....
Highlights: Maritime Maverick -- The Collection of William I. Koch
Aug-Sept 2006
In the early 1980s collector Bill Koch took up sailing seriously and also began collecting maritime art and artifacts connected with the life of Captain James Lawrence, a distant ancestor of Koch's who had fought in the War of 1812. After winning the...
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