3-D Printing Makes Art Touchable

Ever since reading this article in UVAToday, I’ve been determined to offer full scale 3-D printed replicas at Gari Melchers Home and Studio. And, this week, it became a reality!

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Souvenir of the Fair

Back in 2014 I wrote about all the images in our collection that pictured Gari Melchers and the artists who created them. The identity of one in particular, who sketched a funny caricature of a dapper Gari Melchers, remained elusive until today, when I …

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Puzzler of a Painting No More!

Dutch Bachelor at His Breakfast I’m delighted to provide an update to my earlier post Another Conundrum of Connoisseurship! regarding a painting, Dutch Bachelor at His Breakfast, sent to me for inspection this past June.  An art collector sent me a wat …

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Julius Melchers and Figurecarving in 19th Century America

Julius Melchers’ ‘Captain Jack,’ now on display at Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont In 1886, a New York journalist noted that, “Few objects, policemen and lampposts excepted, are more familiar to the public than the cigar store wooden Indian. …

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Drink in the Creativity

On Thursday, August 20th, PB Mares, a regional accounting and business consulting firm, held a retreat for its administrative staff. In the morning they had a conference and after lunch, they decided to do a Wine & Design event. This is the first o …

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Gari Melchers: Left or Right Handed?

Very often visitors to Belmont will see the many Gari Melchers self-portraits and paintings of him by other artists, as well as historical photographs, and ask us whether he painted with his left or right hand. For many artists of earlier generations, …

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Another Conundrum of Connoisseurship!

UPDATE:  “Puzzler of a Painting no More” Recently a gentleman from the Netherlands asked me to look at an untitled watercolor he purchased from a gallery in Maine.  Clearly the subject of the painting is Dutch.  In a humble kitchen interior a costumed …

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Green is the Color of Spring

Me reading “Green,” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger in Gari Melchers’ Studio. Hello Belmont Blog readers! My name is Tramia Jackson and as the Education Assistant and newest staff member here at Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio at Belmont, my first task was to d …

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Group Tours & So Much More!

Can you think of a better way to enjoy time with friends than with a tour of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont? Often described as a hidden gem, our site has something for everyone ─ antiques, art, history, gardens, and a beautiful museum shop. …

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Gari Melchers Exhibition Opening in Fairfield, Conn.

Carey Mack Weber, Curator of the Exhibition of the Bellarmine Museum of Art, gives us an introduction to their new Gari Melchers exhibition.

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