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Not Made by Hands

Amethyst, La Sopressa Mine, Amatitlan, Guerrero, Mexico, 5 inches tall.

Wrested from the depths of the earth but possessing a beauty that seems almost unearthly, fine mineral specimens are now being collected as natural works of art. Continue reading

Keeping It Real

Richard Merkin, Gertrude and George, 1979, pastel;

Works from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection, now on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, broaden the definition of American realism. Continue reading

One Piece at a Time

Wendell Castle, oak sleigh chair with hard leather sling seat, 1963

The craftsmen of the studio furniture movement have always been American originals, working independently of each other, following their own visions, making everything by hand. Continue reading