After enjoying a video tour of Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, I spoke to the show's curator, Dr. Eleanor Harvey Jones about Alexander von Humboldt and his vast impact on American art.
Here is a brief selection of knights in artwork from the 11th to 19th centuries. It is so interested to notice how images of medeival knights have changed over that time period.
New York City's Park Avenue Armory was originally a headquarters for the National Guard's Seventh Regiment. Its Gilded Age Veterans Room is a rare surviving interior by Louis Comfort Tifffany's Associated Artists.
Robert Duncanson (1821/2-1872) was an early Hudson River School painter from the United States and Canada. His work is gorgeous, but we don't talk much about him today.
For Black History Month, I wrote an article for DailyArt Magazine about African-American and Native-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907). Click through to read it!
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a beautiful, massive Gothic Revival church in Newark, New Jersey. Join me for a virtual tour where I recap my recent visit.
Eve Kahn's new book Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907 tells the life story of Connecticut-born painter Mary Rogers Williams. Last week, Kahn was kind enough to sit down with me to talk about her book, her research, and the important work of "resurrecting" forgotten female artists.
Some of the paintings in the dining room at the Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme, CT. Photo by A Scholarly Skater. I recently visited the Florence Griswold Museum - the Connecticut boardinghouse where American Impressionists of the Old Lyme Art Colony stayed and worked during summers in the early-20th century. And I saw the… Continue reading Miss Florence’s Painted Dining Room
The Hyde Collection is a world-class art collection in the unassuming Adirondack town of Glens Falls, New York. It really was the most delightful little surprise, and I had a wonderful visit.
Sometimes, I just walk past random paintings in museums and fall in love with them. I went back to enjoy this painting several more times during my most recent visit to the Met. It's The Church at Gloucester, 1918, by American Impressionist Childe Hassam.