Salman Rushdie's newest novel combines imaginative stories with meticulously researched historical detail, referring widely to works of art and architecture of Mughal India and the late Renaissance.

"THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE: A CONVERSATION WITH SALMAN RUSHDIE" ON VISUAL IMAGARY IN HIS RECENT NOVEL AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2009, AT 6:00 P.M.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • September 26, 2009

Salman Rushdie's latest novel, The Enchantress of Florence, brings together Florentine Italy and Mughal India, and the cultures that lie between them, in a tale that has been described as a ...

The Hope Diamond is displayed for the first time as a stand-alone gem, with no setting at all for exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington.

Hope Diamond Goes on Display for the First Time Out of Its Setting

  • National Museum of Natural History
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  • September 24, 2009

To mark its 50th anniversary at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the renowned Hope Diamond is displayed for the first time as a stand-alone gem, with no setting at all. ...

A very fine and rare 18k gold Ulysse Nardin automatic hour repeating wristwatch (est.  $25,000-35,000) from the Clavius Collection.  sold for $45,750 with buyer's premium.

No Time Like Vegas Time; Timepieces Bring Strong Prices at Bonhams & Butterfields First Salon Jewelry Auction at The Venetian® Las Vegas

  • Bonhams
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  • September 23, 2009

International auctioneers, Bonhams & Butterfields held its fall auction of Salon Jewelry on September 21, 2009 during the company's first jewelry sale at The Venetian Las Vegas.  ...

Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Andrea, 2008, Inkjet print.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia To Speak at ArtTalks—AFA’s Lecture Series

  • American Federation of Arts
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  • September 22, 2009

  The American Federation of Arts (AFA) is pleased to announce artist Philip-Lorca diCorcia as the first featured speaker in its 2009/10 ArtTalks series. Following the lecture, audience ...

Edward Sheriff Curtis Self-Portrait / 1899 / Gelatin silver print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Presents “Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924” Sept. 25 through Jan. 24, 2010

  • National Portrait Gallery
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  • September 21, 2009

The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1924,” explores how the American West was dramatically reconstituted during ...

Chinese Molded White Glazed Porcelain Vase, Jiaqing seal mark and of the Period, The Collection of Hugh J.  Grant and Lucie Mackey Grant.  Sold by Doyle New York to a buyer from China for $710,500.  A world auction record for a single vase of this period.

CHINESE JIAQING MOLDED WHITE GLAZED PORCELAIN VASE SELLS FOR $710,500 AT DOYLE NEW YORK'S SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 AUCTION OF ASIAN WORKS OF ART

  • Doyle New York
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  • September 21, 2009

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Vase from the Qianlong Period Achieves $662,500 Sale Totals Over $2.5 Million Amid Strong International Competition Doyle New York's Asian Works of ...

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, 1849.  Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

We the People of California: Rare Documents related to the California State Constitution to be Offered on at Bonhams & Butterfields in October

  • Bonhams
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  • September 17, 2009

We the People of California: Rare Documents related to the California State Constitution to be Offered on at Bonhams & Butterfields in October Public previews timed to coincide with the ...

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), The Bathers, c.  1890, oil on canvas, 28 x 44 cm, Aix-en-Provence, Musée Granet

The Hague: Cezanne – Picasso – Mondriaan exhibition

  • Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
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  • September 17, 2009

For the first time since 1956, the works of Cézanne, Picasso and Mondriaan are on display in a Dutch museum. The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague devotes this unique exhibition to the father of ...

A Tiffany Studios Favrile glass and bronze Fleur de Lys lamp Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

From Hand Carved to Cutting Edge, California Design to Highlight Fall Auction of 20th Century Decorative Arts

  • Bonhams
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  • September 16, 2009

Design of the Century & the Art of Cool - Neon Signage and Works of Art from Award Winning Film and Television on the Auction Block Bonhams & Butterfields will hold its fall auction of ...

One of the largest known Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever discovered will be offered on Saturday, October 3, 2009 during the company's first Natural History auction to be held at The Venetian® in Las Vegas.

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex Skeleton to be Offered on October 3 at The Venetian® in Las Vegas

  • September 15, 2009

T. Rex known as “Samson” on the Auction Block One of the largest known Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever discovered will be offered by international auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields on ...

EXOTIC HOME OF WATCH BARON TO BE RECREATED AT BONHAMS SALE

Spectacular Furnishings of Time Lord's Chelsea Home for Sale at Bonhams

  • Bonhams
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  • September 15, 2009

THE extraordinary furniture and fittings of the home of `Time Lord’, Severin Wunderman, who built up the Gucci watch franchise and owned the Swiss watch brand Corum, will go on sale at Bonhams on ...

The French Comedians, 1720–21 Jean Antoine Watteau (French, 1684–1721) Oil on canvas 22 1/2 x 28 3/4 in.  (57.2 x 73 cm) The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.54)

Watteau, Music, and Theater, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • September 13, 2009

Watteau, Music, and Theater, the first exhibition of Jean-Antoine Watteau's paintings in the United States in 25 years, will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 22 through ...

 'Portrait of a Man' by Spanish artist Velázquez

Painting in Metropolitan Museum's Collection Reattributed to Spanish Master Velázquez

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • September 9, 2009

Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a technical examination and cleaning of one of its paintings, formerly ascribed to the workshop of Velázquez, ...

Oprah Winfrey will co-chair "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum Announces "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" for Spring 2010; First Costume Institute Exhibition Based on Renowned Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • September 10, 2009

Gala Benefit May 3, 2010, with Co-Chairs Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson, and Anna Wintour. The exhibition, on view from May 5 through August 15, 2010, will explore developing perceptions of ...

Winslow Homer, Croquet Scene, 1866, Art Institute of Chicago.

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915, at Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • September 8, 2009

From the decade before the Revolutionary War to the eve of World War I, many of America's most revered artists captured the temperament of their respective eras on canvas. They recorded and defined ...

Hendrick Avercamp, Winterlandschap met schaatsers.  Circa 1608

The Little Ice Age; The Rijksmuseum presents the first survey of winter landscapes by Hendrick Avercamp

  • The Rijksmuseum
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  • September 3, 2009

  The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam presents the first exhibition devoted to Hendrick Avercamp, the foremost painter of Dutch winter landscapes in the 17th century. Avercamp was the first Dutch ...

Vermeer's Milkmaid will be on view at the Met this fall.

Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid on View in New Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Hudson's Historic Voyage

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • August 27, 2009

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic voyage from the Netherlands to New York, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is sending The Milkmaid, perhaps the most admired painting ...

Herman Maril, Red Boat, 1959, oil on canvas, 20" x 30", Collection of Christopher Partick

Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of Baltimore Artist Herman Maril's Birth at The Walters Art Museum

  • Walters Art Museum
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  • August 26, 2009

Baltimore—Herman Maril is widely recognized as the quintessential Maryland painter of the mid-twentieth century. To commemorate his 100th birthday, the Walters is honoring Maril's ...

Paperweight vase with applied decoration Tiffany Furnaces, Corona, L.I., about 1915 Rockwell Museum of Western Art, bequeathed by Frank and Mary Elizabeth Reifschlager L.2006.4.2001

Tiffany’s Artistic Innovations Explored in Exhibition of Blown Favrile Glass Works at The Corning Museum of Glass

  • Corning Glass Museum
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  • August 21, 2009

The innovations and artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany will be explored in an exhibition of his blown glass works opening at The Corning Museum of Glass on November 1, 2009, and running through ...

Barbra Streisand's collection at Julien's this fall.

JULIEN'S AUCTIONS TO OFFER PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBRA STREISAND BENEFITING THE STREISAND FOUNDATION

  • Julien's Auctions
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  • August 16, 2009

Julien’s Auctions to offer property from the Collection of Barbra Streisand, the multi-award-winning international star, in a live and online auction at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...