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December, 2019


I headed down to Chile to research a new biography in October, only to find myself in the middle of an uprising instead...


Here's a link to my story about the experience, posted this month on the website of the estimable The American Scholar.






A new edition of Paris Was Ours is on the way!



I'm delighted to report that the EIGHTH printing of my anthology is scheduled to arrive in stores in time for the 2019 holiday season. 


This new edition will feature the same beautiful cover, while also including quotes -- on the cover and elsewhere -- from some of the wonderful reviews the book has received since it was first published.


Thank you so much dear PWO fans for your support over the years!  It's entirely due to you that this collection has become a perennial...





NOVEMBER 21, 2019 -- Fellows' Forum, The Frick Collection, New York City


The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library, announces a Fellows' Forum, which will take place in The Collection's Walnut Room on Thursday, November 21, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Papers will be presented by two of our Summer/Fall 2019 Fellows:


Collecting Philippine Art Objects in 20th-Century United States

Leah Abayao, Senior Fellow


Associate Professor of History, University of the Philippines Baguio



A Collection Vanishes: The Extraordinary Story of Eugenia Errázuriz, Patron and Friend of the Parisian Avant-garde

Penelope Rowlands, Leon Levy Fellow


Independent Scholar


Free, but online registration is required. . Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.



The Frick Collection

1 East 70th Street

New York, NY 10021