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Investing in 20th Century Photography
6th Anniversary
In the early 1990s I heard that Time-Life was introducing limited edition prints of photographs taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt (1898–1995). Eisenstaedt began his career with Life magazine in 1936 having freelanced as a photojournalist in his native...
Investing in Wine
6th Anniversary
After a five year hiatus, it looks as though Bordeaux has produced an extraordinary vintage in 2005. In fact, the early rumblings suggest that ‘05 might be at least as good as 2000, considered by wine guru Robert Parker to be Bordeaux’s greatest ever.
The Archetypal Landscapes of Rockwell kent
Late Summer 2005
American painter Rockwell Kent (1882–1971) reveled in the spiritual energy of remote wilderness. Grounded in the writings of the nineteenth-century American transcendentalists
Betty Ring: 2005 ADA Merit Award Recipient
Spring 2005
Scholar and Author Betty Ring Honored with ADA Award of Merit
George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton: Pioneering Art in the Midwest
Spring 2005
One of the most important cultural changes in nineteenth-century America was the transformation of the western frontier into the Midwest. A byproduct of..
Line & Berry Inlaid Spice Box
Spring 2005
Spice boxes, or chests, were popular among the Quakers of the Delaware Valley during the late seventeenth and throughout the eighteenth centuries, remaining fashionable in Pennsylvania long after falling out of style elsewhere. The boxes, fitted in the..
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Spring 2005
When the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) opens in Winchester, Virginia, on April 3, it will mark completion of the second phase of a significant regional history museum complex. The project was inaugurated in...
Tea Tables and Coffee Tables
Spring 2005
In today’s age of ubiquitous Starbucks cafés and trendy tea houses, it is impossible to overlook the central role that hot caffeinated drinks play in our daily lives. Over the four...
The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts: Forty Wonderful Years
Spring 2005
Over the past forty years, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has come to be recognized as the preeminent museum devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and studying...
Evergreen House
Spring 2004
Built in 1858 as a grand Italianate residence by the Broadbent family of Baltimore, Evergreen House was purchased twenty years later by Baltimore & Ohio Railroad president John Work Garrett for his son, T. Harrison Garrett
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