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Around the Table: Museum Exhibitions

By Sarah Peters Kernan Museums have increasingly been highlighting food, culinary, and dining history in their exhibition schedules. The upcoming months prove to be very exciting for those of us interested in such topics, as museums internationally have...
From: The Recipes Project on 16 Apr 2019

Courtney Martin Named Director of YCBA

Press release (10 April 2019) from the YCBA: Courtney J. Martin ’09 Ph.D., deputy director and chief curator of Dia Art Foundation, will be the next director of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), President Peter Salovey announced today. “I...
From: Enfilade on 11 Apr 2019

Williamsburg Acquires Its First Judaica Objects

Torah Pointer (Yad), Birmingham, England, 1843–44, silver and gold (gilding) (Courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Museum Purchase and Hugh Trumbull Adams Fund, 2018-326). ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊...
From: Enfilade on 3 Apr 2019

Rijksmuseum Acquires Portrait by Joseph-François Ducq

Press release (25 March 2019) from the Rijksmuseum: Joseph-François Ducq, Portrait of the Engraver Joseph-Charles de Meulemeester at Work in the Raphael Loggia in the Vatican, 1813 (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum). Last week the Rijksmuseum was able to...
From: Enfilade on 31 Mar 2019

Nationalmuseum Acquires Three English Miniatures

Press release from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum in Stockholm: Jeremiah Meyer, A Boy In Blue Coat, 1780s (Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, NMB 2737). Nationalmuseum has acquired three English works by miniaturists Jeremiah Meyer, Ozias Humphry and John Cox...
From: Enfilade on 26 Mar 2019

Mauritshuis Acquires Pastel Portrait by Perronneau

Press release (18 March 2019) from the Mauritshuis: Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, ‘Portrait of Jacob van Kretschmar’, 1754, pastel and crayon on paper, 60 × 45 cm (The Hague: Mauritshuis, Gift of Jonkheer F.G.L.O. van Kretschmar, 2018)....
From: Enfilade on 20 Mar 2019

City of Seven Hills

I’m just back from a wonderful vacation to Lisbon during which I took hundreds of photographs, so advance warning to those who are more interested in local history and culture: this is definitely going to be a “streets of Lisbon”...
From: streets of salem on 18 Mar 2019

Colonial Williamsburg Acquires Seven Years’ War Portrait

Press release (5 March 2019) from Colonial Williamsburg: Joseph Wright of Derby, Portrait of Captain Richard Bayly, 1760–61; oil on canvas (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has recently acquired its first portrait...
From: Enfilade on 11 Mar 2019

Kimbell Acquires Still Life by Anne Vallayer-Coster

Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Mackerel, 1787, oil on canvas, 20 × 24 inches (Fort Worth: Kimbell Art Museum, Gift of Sid R. Bass in honor of Kay and Ben Fortson). ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Press release (7 March...
From: Enfilade on 10 Mar 2019

Around the Table: Library Chat

Welcome to the latest Around the Table and return to the Recipes Project Library Chat! Today we travel to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal. I am delighted to speak with Dr. Mary Yearl, Head Librarian at Osler...
From: The Recipes Project on 7 Mar 2019

LACMA Announces Two New Curatorial Appointments

Press release via Art Daily (3 March 2019) . . . The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced two new curatorial appointments: Rita Gonzalez, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, and Leah Lehmbeck, Department Head...
From: Enfilade on 5 Mar 2019

San Antonio Museum Hires Lucia Abramovich

Press release, via Art Daily (1 March 2019). . . The San Antonio Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Lucia Abramovich as the Museum’s new Associate Curator of Latin American Art, following the completion of an international search. Abramovich...
From: Enfilade on 2 Mar 2019

You’re Invited! Brunch at the CLGA

Today, Michael Pereira of the Canadian Lesbian + Gay Archives shares some of the outstanding items in their Toronto-based collections, including a wide range of recipe books. A version of this post will also appear on the CLGA blog. Michael Pereira When...
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Feb 2019

Cantor Art Center Acquires Works by Kaphar and Suh

From the Cantor Arts Center press release, via Art Daily: Titus Kaphar, Page 4 of Jefferson’s ‘Farm Book’, January 1774, Goliath, Hercules, Jupiter, Gill, Fanny, Ned, Sucky, Frankey, Gill, Nell, Bella, Charles, Jenny, Betty, June, Toby,...
From: Enfilade on 25 Feb 2019

Alexander’s 18th-Century Fashion Advice in Boston, 27 Feb.

On Wednesday, 27 February, Kimberly Alexander will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston on “You Are What You Wear?: Navigating Fashion & Politics in New England, 1760s–1770s.”Alexander is a guest curator of the...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Feb 2019

DMA Names Nicole Myers Senior Curator of European Art

Press release (19 February 2019) from the DMA: Dr. Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today that Dr. Nicole R. Myers has been named The Barbara Thomas Lemmon Senior Curator of European Art. Myers...
From: Enfilade on 21 Feb 2019

Axel Rüger Appointed New Secretary and Chief Executive of RA

Press release (13 February 2019) from the RA: The Royal Academy of Arts announced today that Axel Rüger has been appointed as the new Secretary and Chief Executive. He replaces Sir Charles Saumarez Smith who stepped down at the end of 2018. Rüger...
From: Enfilade on 20 Feb 2019

Titian Portrait on View

A Renaissance masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady in White, is currently on view at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.  The portrait by Tiziano Vecelli (known as Titian) is on loan from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden and...

Historians Consulting on Historical Films

Historians often critique historical films through film reviews and newspaper articles that are written after the films are released or when Oscar nominations generate media buzz. Journalists sometimes ask historians to “fact check” and assess...

The Morgan Announces Restoration

From the press release (14 February 2019) from The Morgan: Madison Avenue near East 36th Street, New York. J.P. Morgan Library, Wurts Bros., ca. 1905 (Museum of the City of New York, X2010.7.1.197). The Morgan Library & Museum announced today the...
From: Enfilade on 17 Feb 2019

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