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Silver Age

George III silver epergne

The best pieces of antique English silver are sought after for the inventiveness and exuberance of their designs, as well as for the exquisite craftsmanship they embody. Continue reading

The Empress Impresses

Tablet in the shape of a bat

Artworks from the collection of the Empress Dowager Cixi come to the Bowers Museum, shedding light on the interaction of taste and power in the twilight of Imperial China. Continue reading

Living Color

Theodoros Stamos, Greek Rug Mountain Laurel

For the American Abstract Expressionist Theodoros Stamos, paint was alive, possessed of a power that could connect the artist directly to nature. Continue reading