Art (with an explanation)

A visit to the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark. In an art world that can often seem hermetically sealed off from the rest of society, the Paul Robeson Galleries […]

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A Taste of the Exotic

Lockwood de Forest’s interiors and furnishings brought the exotic east to the Gilded Age. To become a tastemaker you need an artist’s eye, a flair for the dramatic, a head […]

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Eva Cellini, Late-Life Surrealist

An artist taps into the unconscious, explores uncertainty. There’s always been a youthful spirit to surrealism. The embrace of the nonrational, the prankishness, the fascination with the minutiae of one’s […]

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Art, Seriously

Gallery owners offer advice on how to form an art collection. You’ve redone the house. The paint is dry, the furniture is in place and you’re looking at the new, […]

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Time Stands Still

There was a time when everyone owned a watch stand. Caring for a pocket watch in the 18th and 19th centuries could be a 24-hour-a-day proposition. Watch owners didn’t mind […]

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