The Living Museum Within Bears Ears National Monument

  • May 15, 2017 20:42
Indian Creek and Cliffside, Bears Ears National Monument

Southeast Utah's Bears Ears National Monument has been called the "Sistine Chapel" of the West for its ancient wall etchings, notes the New York Times. Some 100,000 archaeological sites comprise this 1.3-million acre landscape known for its cultural significance as a living museum, its ...

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Pueblo Shield Withdrawn From Contested Paris Auction

  • AP
  • May 31, 2016 13:31
Screenshot of the Acoma shield in the May 30 EVE auction

A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United States. U.S. Embassy spokesman Phil Frayne called it a "small victory in a larger battle" to repatriate tribal artifacts to their original homes. Frayne told ...

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Emergency Meeting at Smithsonian Aims to Halt Paris Auction of Sacred Tribal Artifacts

  • Hyperallergic
  • May 25, 2016 15:51
Screenshot of the Acoma shield in the May 30 EVE auction

Hyperallergic reports the latest battle to repatriate objects of significance to indigenous people. A new auction of contested artifacts is ahead next week in Paris, where Hopi objects have already been subject to sales eight times at public auctions since 2013. At the Smithsonian’s National ...

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Public Re-Opening of Gracie Mansion will Showcase Art Additions

  • October 14, 2015 12:50
Watercolor portraits of Pierre Toussaint and his wife, Juliette Noel Toussaint, circa 1825, attributed to Anthony Meucci

Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City, has once again been transformed. Built in 1799, the stately Federal style mansion (East End Ave and 88th St.) underwent a $7-million restoration in 2002, and when first occupied in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his ...

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Adirondack Museum's Antiques Show and Sale Opens This Weekend

  • September 13, 2015 14:38
Baxter Mountain, Keene Valley, Adirondacks, 1865, by William Richardson Tyler (1825 - 1896) is one of the historical fine art pieces presented by Saratoga Fine Art at the Adirondack Museum’s Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.  19 and 20.

On the heels of its popular Rustic Furniture Fair last weekend, the Adirondack Museum will host the country's top dealers in art, antiques and vintage pieces embodying the mountain "Great Camp" style this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ablaze in the bright hues of ...

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$75 Million Museum of Western and Native American Art Planned for St. Petersburg

  • Tampa Bay Times
  • August 23, 2015 23:30
Tom James

Art collector Tom James, who is executive chairman of Raymond James Financial, says he is under contract to purchase the first two floors of a building at 100 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, Florida, to partly house a new museum. About 60 percent of 133,600 square feet will publicly display ...

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Hopis Protest More French Auctions of Tribe's Sacred Artifacts

  • AZCentral
  • May 31, 2015 23:09
"Base of Eiffel Tower at Night" by Mark.thurman92

Hopi leaders are stepping up efforts to block auctions in France of ceremonial katsina, considered sacred by the tribe. With the backing of Arizona's congressional delegates, tribal leaders called on the Justice Department and other federal agencies last Wednesday to put more pressure on France ...

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New Location of SF's Mexican Museum Moves Forward

  • BizJournal
  • March 11, 2015 18:42
The Mexican Museum would reside at the base of Millennium Partner's 550-foot condo and office tower.

New York developer Millennium Partners says it will go ahead with the groundbreaking of its Mexican Museum Towers in San Francisco. The $500 million luxury condo and office highrise will also be the future home of the Mexican Museum, now located at Fort Mason Center on the waterfront. The ...

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Navajos Spend $1 Million to Get Back Tribal Artifacts in Paris

  • AP
  • December 16, 2014 14:52
View of Monument Valley, land of the Navajo.

The largest Native American tribe in the American Southwest won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction...

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Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Renovation Plan

  • November 19, 2014 23:17
Artist's rendering of the Castle and the Haupt Garden as seen from Indpendence Avenue at dusk.

A master plan to renovate and improve the South Mall campus of the Smithsonian Institution was revealed with an estimate of $2 billion.

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Alaska Native Artwork from Paris Auction Donated by Annenberg Foundation

  • AP
  • September 04, 2014 23:04
Native Alaska, carved and painted panel.

Controversial auctions held in Paris in December offered up sacred and historical Hopi, Apache and Alaska Native items that prompted calls for the lots to be withdrawn and repatriated...

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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