On the afternoon of March 4th, I was one of the very first people to experience Frick Madison, the Frick Collection's new installation in the Whitney Museum's former home at 945 Madison Avenue. The surprisingly-wonderful combination of historical art and Brutalist structure literally shines a new light on the Frick's beloved artworks.
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.
The Wadsworth Athenaeum, in Hartford, CT, is one of America's oldest art museums. It was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. However, it has been expanded several times since them. The museum has a little bit of everything, from paintings to porcelain, ancient Egyptian to contemporary European. It's a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington D.C. was the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post. She was a great hostess, philanthropist, and art collector. Her home is gorgeous and filled with treasures.
The Frick is one of my favorite museums. It’s a small, world-class museum with collections and scholarship of the highest international importance. It's also a calm oasis in the middle of New York City.
My Gothic Revival furniture project is coming along really well. I have a sloppy but complete first draft and am currently editing. In the meantime, I wanted to show you one of the pieces I will be talking about in my discussion. Seriously, how cool is this chair? It is difficult to look at it… Continue reading A sneak peek of my new project