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Pounamu: New Zealand’s Beloved Greenstone
Slowly, slowly, years of erosion gently unlock pieces of greenstone into the Te Wai Pounamu: the greenstone waters of New Zealand’s South Island, the only place they’re found. This is ...
April 23, 2019
Florida’s ‘Knights’ Displays Exquisite European Craftsmanship
The Sunshine State plays host to "Knights," an exhibition at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, ...
April 11, 2019
The Disappearing Art of Vanishing Fore-Edge Painting
“Wow! I didn’t see that coming.” For over 40 years, these have been the words that fore-edge painter ...
April 2, 2019
Celebrate UK Heritage Crafts
What do watchmaking, commercial papermaking, piano making, and scissor making all have in common? They’re all traditional heritage ...
March 21, 2019
Art and Design Schools Must Cultivate Creators, Not Theorists
A sadly common refrain about young people today is that they are coddled, entitled, self-absorbed, and tech-addicted. But as ...
March 11, 2019
Holding On to Heritage Crafts
Traditional craftsmanship is diminishing worldwide. We wouldn’t let our museum collections decay and disappear, so why do we ...
February 20, 2019
Petronella Oortman and Her Giant Dolls’ House
A 17th-century dolls’ house must number among the more unusual source “texts” through which we can find out ...
February 19, 2019
‘Violins of Hope’ Share Their Secrets and Their Music
String instruments are exceptional pieces of artwork that seem to be forever imprinted by their past, and maybe ...
February 7, 2019
The Silversmith: An Endangered Traditional Craftsman
FLORENCE, Italy—If your idea of silverware is mere platters and other flatware such as forks, knives, and spoons, ...
January 24, 2019
10 great ideas for DIY bookshelves, #3 will have you wondering!
Do you face the problem of having too many books with no place to put them? There are many cheap and ...
December 14, 2018
Struthers Watchmakers: A Partnership in Marriage and Timepieces
The future of British luxury watchmaking can be found in the past via award-winning Struthers Watchmakers. The Struthers ...
November 29, 2018
Piece of Eiffel Tower Staircase Sells for 169,000 Euros in Paris Auction
PARIS—A piece of the original spiral staircase from the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous attraction, was sold for ...
November 28, 2018
The Sense and Sensibility of a Virtuoso Violin Maker
FLORENCE, Italy—If you are lucky, you may hear this workshop before you see it. Dulcet sounds have been ...
November 3, 2018
Paul Crowley: The Violin Maestro of Brooklyn
NEW YORK–A nondescript two-story walk-up building sits smack in the middle of Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, ...
November 2, 2018
Making Bow Ties Cool Again: From Homelessness to Entrepreneurship
NEW YORK—They're not as commonplace as they used to be, but bow ties are making a comeback. One ...
October 25, 2018
Art Lost, Then Found: The Story of Scagliola
PONTASSIEVE, Italy—Passion and perseverance are at the heart of the Bianco Bianchi workshop in the little town of ...
October 4, 2018
Scarpelli Mosaici: One of the Last Florentine Mosaic Workshops
Renzo Scarpelli is one of only a few mosaic artists specializing in “commesso fiorento” or Florentine mosaic. He ...
September 28, 2018
Spirit of Gold: The Heart of Alessandro Dari’s Jewels
FLORENCE, Italy—Wonder is what greets you at the workshop of artist Alessandro Dari, a childlike wonder that conjures ...
September 28, 2018
16 Exhibitions: ‘Crafting a More Human Future’
For centuries, master artisans all over Europe have made exquisite objects by hand. These objects are as individual ...
September 13, 2018
One of the Last Traditional Gondola Makers in Venice
In 1884, Domenico Tramontin established his boatyard, Domenico Tramontin e Figli, in Venice. It was in that boatyard, ...
September 7, 2018
The ‘Venetian Way’: The Motion of Fine Craftsmanship in Still Life
Textures, colors, and time-honored techniques from workshops and ateliers where fine fabrics, tailored costumes, and traditional lace are ...
September 4, 2018
Curator’s Notes: Qianlong Period Miniature Chinese Garden
Dr. Robert Blyth, senior curator of world and maritime history at the National Maritime Museum in London, shares ...
August 27, 2018
In Rural Ukraine, an American Rekindles a Lost Music Tradition
KRYACHKIVKA—Deep in rural Ukraine, a man from North Carolina has returned to his roots, moving to a village ...
August 24, 2018
“Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders” Oh My!
NEW YORK—A medieval illuminator painted a giant in a book so tiny that you could potentially grasp it ...
August 20, 2018
80 Dragons Return to London’s 18th-Century Pagoda
No one knows where the dragons went. In 1762, 80 gilded dragons adorned the Kew Gardens Great Pagoda ...
August 14, 2018
The Minack Theatre Experience: It Started With Shakespeare
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet air, that give delight and hurt ...
August 12, 2018
AtelierGK Firenze: Books Bound by Tradition
FLORENCE, ITALY—Walking through the heart of Florence’s historic quarter, up the narrow street of Borgo San Frediano renowned ...
August 10, 2018
Second Amendment Sanctuaries on the Rise
Washington Student, Denver Man Among the Dead in Sri Lanka Blasts
US to End Iran Oil Waivers, Aims to Squeeze Tehran’s Exports to Zero
Sri Lanka’s Intelligence Were Warned 10 Days Before Easter Attacks
New York Event Commemorates Peaceful Protest by Falun Gong Adherents Two Decades Ago
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Herman Cain Withdraws From Consideration for Fed Seat, Trump Says
President Trump Sues to Block Democrats’ Subpoena for Financial Records
Oil Hits Near 6-Month High as US Ends Iran Oil Waivers
Papadopoulos Disputes Key Claim in Mueller Report
Senior Official Confirms Senate Sergeant-at-Arms’ Cybersecurity ‘Hiring Initiative’