[From the Collection] Herter Brothers Dining Table, 1883

November 19, 2012This Herter Brothers dining table is a significant piece in our collection, for its beauty as well as its history.Read Article

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Thorstein Veblen and the ‘Theory of the Leisure Class’

November 14, 2012Typically (and stereotypically), the Gilded Age is known for: 1) Money and industry, and 2) People who made a lot of money in industry.Read Article

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The Collection of the White House

November 06, 2012The White House’s first work of art was acquired in 1800. It was a painting, and it depicted, perhaps not surprisingly, that most beloved forefather of forefathers, George Washington.Read Article