New Jersey Shore Impressionists

Jersey shore artists of the early 20th century took their cues from the French impressionists but added their own twists to the genre. Say “New Jersey shore” and images of […]

Read More

Circus Sideshow

The Art of Amazement. By the time you read this, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be no more. The owners announced earlier this year that in May, […]

Read More

Sultanic Ceramics

Iznik pottery was an Ottoman Empire favorite. Sultan Suleiman I “the Magnificent” lived up to his name. During his reign, from 1520 to 1566, the ruler of the Ottoman Empire […]

Read More

Healing Power

A cancer treatment center uses art to aid recovery. The idea that art can have a beneficial effect on health is not new. Authorities on the subject frequently quote Florence […]

Read More

Horsey Set

South American equestrian silver was made to be noticed. The homes of wealthy landowners in 18th- and 19th-century colonial South America were not fancy. Instead, people showed off their wealth […]

Read More

The Paradox of Wildlife Art

Idyllic depictions at odds with an ongoing tragedy. There are really two art worlds nowadays. There is the world of … well, what do you call today’s avant garde? Call […]

Read More

Make Mine a Toddy

The founding fathers’ favorite drink inspired some unusual objects. As winter rolls in, you might contemplate sipping a hot beverage to keep the chill at bay. Maybe a toddy, smooth […]

Read More

Kea Tawana

A new exhibit honors the woman whose unusual work inspired Newark after race riots three decades ago. Some 30 years ago when I was starting out as a newspaper art […]

Read More

Maine’s Moody Vibe

There’s more to this artists’ destination than perfect blue skies and perfect blue seas. Although I grew up in New Jersey, I’ve been going to Maine since I was 10. […]

Read More