There is much more to see at the Yale University Art Gallery than Rhode Island furniture. The reinstalled Gallery was opened in 2012 after a multi-year renovation and expansion.
Last week I attended the Oswaldo Rodriquez Roque Lecture and Symposium held in conjunction with the Art and Industry in Early America exhibition of Rhode Island furniture at the Yale University Art Gallery and was able to tour the exhibit over several days. You can listen to the opening keynote and view other videos concerning … Continue reading Art and Industry in Early America
I was pleased to be asked to speak at the Foundation for Appraisal Education annual conference this weekend at Freeman's. This years theme is fakes and forgeries in the art market. It's an impressive line-up of speakers with at least three of us dealing with the furniture trade. Recently scams have rocked the art world … Continue reading Fakes and Forgeries
The David Rittenhouse astronomical and musical clock now in the collection of Drexel University in West Philadelphia has been called the "Most Important Clock in America". It is a stunning achievement. The gearing calculations would have been difficult if Rittenhouse had access to modern computing technologies. That this work was done by hand calculation in … Continue reading Drexel’s Rittenhouse