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March 2014: Britannia Triumphant

Britannia Triumphant. Wedgwood, 1798-1809. Stoneware (jasperware). The Dwight and Lucille Beeson Wedgwood Collection,1990.1.

Britannia Triumphant, attributed to John Flaxman, Jr., for Wedgwood, 1798-1804 Since 1759, Wedgwood has been a major pottery manufacturer that set the standard for fashionable English dinnerware and decorative objects. High-quality manufacturing techniques and workmanship set Wedgwood apart from other

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Old Hollywood In Our Collection

James Garner was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "Murphy's Romance" (1986). // "James Garner Shoots for the Family Album" Sid Avery, gelatin silver print. BMA Collection 1990.104.1.

As the 87th Academy Awards approaches, we have looked to our collection, which is filled with stars – both from the art world and from Hollywood. American photographer Sid Avery was known for taking behind-the-scenes photos of many Hollywood greats. The BMA


Fretted Foot

Fretted Foot. Frank Fleming, 1977. Glazed ceramic. Gift of Mr. C. Eric Shrum in memory of his wife, June T. Shrum, 1980.247.   What’s your story? The art of Frank Fleming has been described as whimsical and intriguing. His fantastical

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