Interior monologues

by Isabelle Anscombe

Interior monologues: Isabelle Anscombe admires the Geffrye Museum's exploration of images of Victorian interiors and gardens, which reveals the value judgements implicit in every detail, from wallpaper patterns to flowers Read More

First day of school:

Welcome students with read-alouds and colorful, confidence-building crafts

Read aloud First Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar (Holiday House, 1999). Then have children make pocket puppets to share their excitement about the first day of school.. Read More

Furniture designed at the Byrd Cliffe Arts and Crafts Colony

by Robert Edwards

Since the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in Woodstock, New York, in 1984 and 1985, the furniture produced there has been of great interest to students of the arts and crafts movement in the United States. Read More

Composing a Classic

by Diane Carrol

Philip Kirk can tell the tale of the day he walked into a salvage sale and came out with a fine, nineteenth-century English sideboard, his wallet only slightly slimmer for the transaction. Craig Schumacher can recount how he discovered antique Chinese trunks in the aisles of a home improvement store. Read More

Bliss over all

by Wade Saunders

The 44-year-old Austrian sculptor and draftsman Elmar Trenkwalder has shown widely in Europe over the past decade, yet his oeuvre shares little with that of other artists now in international view. Read More