Art and Antiques News

A Peek At The 1854 Solar Eclipse - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:06:20 +0000

NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns the only surviving images of the solar eclipse that occurred on May 26, 1854 — the first total eclipse of the sun visible in North America since the invention of photography.,

A Peek At The 1854 Solar Eclipse - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:01:47 +0000

  NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns the only surviving images of the solar eclipse that occurred on May 26, 1854 — the first total eclipse of the sun visible in North America since the invention of photography. The images are out of public view, but are shown above and available […],

Pasadena Museum Ablaze With ‘Colorful Spirit’ - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:23:27 +0000

PASADENA, CALIF. – California artist E. Charlton Fortune (1885-1969) came of age during a time when women began to challenge the status quo and redefine their expected roles in society. “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit,” on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art August 20-January 7, showcases the work of this trailblazing female […],

Les Roses Blossom Well At Julia’s Auction - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:32:11 +0000

FAIRFIELD, MAINE – James D. Julia’s three-day summer auction kicked off on Wednesday, August 16, with 645 lots of paintings and sculpture, followed on Thursday with 573 lots of folk art, weathervanes, furniture, guns and swords, decoys, rugs, nautical paintings and objects plus several books including Les Roses by Pierre-Joseph Roudoute (1759-1840) and Claude Antoine […],

Les Roses Blossom Well At Julia’s Auction - Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:31:06 +0000

FAIRFIELD, MAINE – James D. Julia’s three-day summer auction kicked off on Wednesday, August 16, with 645 lots of paintings and sculpture, followed on Thursday with 573 lots of folk art, weathervanes, furniture, guns and swords, decoys, rugs, nautical paintings and objects plus several books including Les Roses by Pierre-Joseph Roudoute (1759-1840) and Claude Antoine […],
SPRINGFIELD, MASS – A year’s worth of anticipation for the yearly convention of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors was released when the convention kicked off its four-day run, August 3. Bottle collectors from all over the United States came to the federation’s convention in Springfield (a first in this city), at the MassMutual Center […],

Book Reviews: Thomas Newbolt and Harold J. Rabinovitz - Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:34:55 +0000

For Thomas Newbolt, possibly unaware of Lucian Freud’s comment that “painting is all about paint,” his art has always been all about oil paint and the discoveries that can be made with it, according to Martin Gayford’s essay. “He is indeed a fanatic about paint,” Gayford said, confirming that Newbolt uses undiluted pigments, the best […],

Q&A: Steven Miller - Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:52:41 +0000

Steven Miller, executive director of Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, N.Y., has written the just-published book, The Anatomy of a Museum: An Insider’s Text (Wiley, August 2017), based on a museum studies course he has taught for many years as well as his 40-plus years working for museums and institutions throughout the Northeast.,
KNOXVILLLE, TENN. – The late Dr Benjamin Caldwell (1935-2017) was renowned among decorative arts scholars and collectors. Author of the pioneering book Tennessee Silversmiths, he had an abiding passion for Tennessee arts and history.,

August 25, 2017 - Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:32:10 +0000

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