Tag Archives: 19th Century Art

From the Collection–Step into my Parlor (Cabinet)

One of my favorite decorative art objects in the Museum’s permanent collection is actually a rather bewildering piece. It’s an enormous Parlor Cabinet, designed and produced sometime between 1860-1870 by Alexandre Roux (1813-1866), a French-born cabinetmaker who moved to New … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?

For years, she was just a pretty face. Now, we’re close to identifying the sitter of this elegant portrait by artist Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). When this portrait was given to the Museum in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Berger, … Continue reading

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Refreshed Look for the American Paintings Galleries

The newly reinstalled galleries in the Museum’s lower level offer a survey of the American paintings collections from the Colonial era to the turn of the 20th century.  The nearly fifty objects on view showcase not only a history of … Continue reading

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From Museum Storage–Cataloging 188 Paperweights

This blog is about museum life “Under the Wings,” right? One of the most important and perhaps most buried “under the wings” duties of the curatorial department is the care of the art collection (housing, safe transport, conservation) including the … Continue reading

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From the Beautiful Box: Tarbell and Hand-Painted Glass Slides

In my last blog post, I shared with you the secrets of a lovely wooden box which contained a collection of glass lantern slides from about 1920.  While most of the slides are black and white, a few colorful slides … Continue reading

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