Archive for November, 2011

Don’t Miss REAL/SURREAL at the Whitney During Americana Week

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

tookerwhitneyThe permeable boundary between the real and the imagined is the subject of Real/Surreal at the Whitney Museum of American Art. A close look at the interconnection between two of the strongest currents in twentieth-century American art, the exhibition includes eighty paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints made in the years before, during, and immediately after […]

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When American Art Speaks

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

American colonial paintingAmericans are not the only ones fascinated by the rich history of the West. Case in point is George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” that recently found a home with a German collector. The first edition was published in 1844 and is the artist’s firsthand account of Native American life. It took quite a bit […]

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New American Wing Galleries at the Met to be Open for Americana Week

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

image © 2011 Eric MillerThe Metropolitan Museum’s collection of American art returns to view in expanded and dramatic new galleries on January 16, 2012, when the Museum inaugurates the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The new installation will provide visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the […]

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Thanksgiving Now and Then

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nepcetat Mask, ca. 1840-1860From my window overlooking  the balloons gearing up to float down  Central Park West on this Thanksgiving Day, I want to wish all our readers a very wonderful day. Looking back at the threads of culture that culminate in the broad category of Americana, I can’t help thinking we owe so much to the Native […]

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Pass the Hat for the American Folk Art Museum

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

AFAM quilt exhitibion imageThe American Folk Art Museum celebrates more than 5,000 artworks – from Colonial America portraits to a remarkable collection of handmade quilts to the best Outsider Art. Its educational and research opportunities are simply unparalleled. From my own experience, I’ve found the curators to be accessible and generous with their expertise. American Folk Art Museum’s […]

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Ceramics Fair Returns to Bohemian National Hall

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

CaskeyCeramics1The New York Ceramics Fair celebrates its 13th year with the season’s first opening preview Tuesday, January 17th. For the second year, New York Ceramics Fair visitors can enjoy its elegant new venue, the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall, home of the Czech Consulate, 321 East 73rd Street. The January 17th preview, from […]

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Winter Exhibition Celebrates Hudson Valley

| November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 2012 loan exhibition for the 58th Winter Antiques Show marks the 60th anniversary of John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s founding of Sleepy Hollow Restorations, now Historic Hudson Valley. The exhibition showcases fine and decorative art from Phillipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Montgomery Place, and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills. In 2012, […]

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