Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection in Philadelphia

The iconic garments and contemporary designs of Ronaldus Shamask will soon be on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since he presented his first couture collection in 1979 in New York, Shamask’s designs have been shaped by architecture as well as traditional Japanese clothing and crafts, including origami, the art of paper folding. Born in Amsterdam … Continue reading Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection in Philadelphia

Dressing Table Completes Pair of Colonial Furniture for Philadelphia Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently agreed to purchase a mahogany dressing table that has been on loan to the Museum for 36 years. Made in Philadelphia in the late 1760s or early 1770s, the table is the mate to the museum’s monumental high chest, which was donated in 1957 by Amy Howe Steel Greenough. … Continue reading Dressing Table Completes Pair of Colonial Furniture for Philadelphia Museum

More Great Things to See on Your Visit to Philadelphia Antiques Week

PhiladelphiaAntiquesWeek.com recently offered visitors to Philadelphia's Antiques Week five reasons to revisit this year including a new home at the Convention Center for the Philadelphia Antiques Show, an exhibit on firefighter memorabilia at the 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show, some recently acquired paintings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibit relating to Dr. Barnes … Continue reading More Great Things to See on Your Visit to Philadelphia Antiques Week

Museums Closing in Anticipation of Irene

Hurricane Irene is coming and cities along the East Coast are busy preparing. With transit systems shutting down, museums are following suite. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum nd Fairmount Park Houses have announced they'll all be slosed this Sunday. In New York the Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its closed for the … Continue reading Museums Closing in Anticipation of Irene

Philadelphia Museum of Art on an Acquiring Spree

Crystal Bridges isn't the only museum acquiring these days, and some of the art is traveling north. The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced recently it has acquired three important French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, and Alfred Sisley, and a pastel by Mary Cassatt, the Pennsylvania native and American expatriate who became famously … Continue reading Philadelphia Museum of Art on an Acquiring Spree