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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
For What It's Worth: The Key to Insuring Your Collection
Spring 2004
In the mid-1980s, a tax law was changed that affected every collector in the United States. Previously, when collectors experienced the loss of a single object or
George Cope: An Artist's Life
Spring 2004
George Cope (1855–1929) was an artist who stayed close to home. He began his career painting the lush Brandywine River Valley landscape in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and its wildlife and architecture. He later explored
American Impressionism and the Queen City
Summer 2003
Several of the leading artists associated with American Impressionism came from Cincinnati and enjoyed their first instruction in the Queen City. Most notable were John H. Twachtman (Fig. 1), Robert F. Blum, Joseph R. DeCamp (Fig. 2), and Edward H. Pottha
Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quilts from the Shelburne Museum
Summer 2003
One of the largest and highest-quality public collections of bedcovers in the United States is to be found at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. The finest examples from a collection of 400 are showcased in Art of the Needle: 100 Masterpiece Quil
Collectors' Corner: Mason Decoys
Summer 2003
In the early 1900s the Mason Decoy Factory (1896-1924) of Detroit, Michigan, advertised themselves as the
Curator's Choice: The Peabody Essex Museum and the Sea
Summer 2003
The Peabody Essex Museum has been collecting maritime art and objects from America, Europe, and around the world for over 200 years. Today, the museum holds a rich collection of paintings and prints, as well as ship models, navigational instruments, scrim
Curator's Choice: The Peabody Essex Museum's New Asian Galleries
Summer 2003
As part of the recent transformation of the Peabody Essex Museum, a suite of galleries devoted to art and culture from India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia has been inaugurated. The new exhibition spaces will present these collections in an inno
Eagles in American Folk Art
Summer 2003
Our national bird, the American bald eagle, took flight in popular culture and decorative arts in the earliest days of the young Republic, enjoying a profusion of interpretations in the hands of idealistic American folk artists. As noted by Paul D'Ambrosi
Hands-On: Peacock Feathers on Gragg Chairs
Summer 2003
The federal-era chairs made by Samuel Gragg (1772-1855) are decorated with popular motifs such as acanthus leaves, grasses, pinstriping, and even an occasional landscape. Of all the decorative elements that appear on his chairs, the triple peacock feather
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