Only 25 more days until this orchid cultivates curiosity in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Host IX-Epidendrum, Debora Moore, Seattle, WA, 2007, 22nd Rakow Commission. 2007.4.70.
Recently, the Rakow Library acquired six watercolors by Paul Nicolas (1875-1952), a talented artist from Vosges, France. Nicolas attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, where he studied architecture until around 1893, when he began work as a draughtsman at … Read more →
Union Glass Company was located in Somerville, Massachusetts and operated from 1854 through 1927. It was the first glassmaking venture for the Houghton Family, who owned and operated the company until 1864. The company’s product changed over the years from … Read more →
Art Nouveau (New Art) was an international decorative style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Characterized by its focus on nature, organic forms, sinuous lines, and non-geometric “whiplash” curves, the style originated in Europe during the 1880s and … Read more →