American colonial art

Curator’s Corner

Respect for the Aged Day 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 | Karl Cole

The concept of filial piety (reverence for one’s elders) has been deeply ingrained in many cultures around the world for forever. At one time this may have been the case in the West, but the obs ...

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Curator’s Corner

One of the Forbearers of American Art

Monday, February 3, 2014 | Karl Cole

Since I moved to New England years ago, I have come to greatly to appreciate the rich history of our country. One of the most interesting aspects of realllllly early American art is the influence (nat ...

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Curator’s Corner

The Windsor Connection

Monday, June 10, 2013 | Karl Cole

My nephew just repainted our kitchen table and chairs. It occurred to me that the chairs are modern day versions of the Windsor chair. Our chairs even have the elegant h-stretcher joining the legs, an ...

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