Articles by Helen Dudar

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

A Lavish Legacy

Heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post's Washington, D.C. estate, the Hillwood Museum and Gardens, is a showcase for her stately collection of decorative arts

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The Grandeur That Was Rome

A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases the Eternal City as the artistic and cultural capital of 18th-century Europe

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Picturing the American Century

As the 1900s slip away, New York's Whitney Museum recalls the artists and images that made these years uniquely ours

Eugene Delacroix - Horse Frightened by Lightning

From Saints to Sunsets: The Late Great Works of Delacroix

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When Light Meets Water: Monet on the Mediterranean

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The Faith of the Byzantine World Is Alive at the Met

There was no room for doubt in the Second Golden Age, as embodied in the ivories, enamels, jewels, silks and other treasures

Joseph the Carpenter, 1642, Louvre

From Darkness Into Light: Rediscovering Georges De La Tour

Long forgotten after his death in 1652, he is now embraced by the French as an icon; an exhibition touring this country shows why

Jas de Bouffan, 1876

Cézanne's Endless Quest to Parallel Nature's Harmony

After all the analysis of his apples, his bathers, that mountain, his paintings still electrify at a major show in Philadelphia

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Time Stands Still in the Harmonious World of Vermeer

It's a must-see show at the National Gallery of Art; not since 1696 have so many of his paintings been brought together in one place

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Making a Dent in the Trafficking of Stolen Art

From their modest Manhattan digs, Constance Lowenthal and her staff do their best to foil the criminals who swipe treasures for a living

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Merchant Ivory's Special Take on Thomas Jefferson

In their first feature based on a historic figure, the legendary filmmakers focus on the life and loves of an American in Paris

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