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Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3; Special Exhibition 'When Women Lost the Vote' to Open Oct. 2

ArtfixDaily / July 29th, 2020

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. Please check the Museum’s website for the most up-to-date hours and information for visitors. The ...

You Say You Want a Revolution? Well, Recreate an 18th-Century Style Pickle Stand

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

Master Ceramicist Michelle Erickson Recreates a Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia-Made Porcelain Pickle Stand in New Video from the Museum of the American Revolution What can one piece of porcelain tell us about the American Revolution? In a newly released 18-minute film, master ceramicist ...

Preview an Exhibition on the Influential California Cool Designs of Edith Heath

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

“only the artist-potter, who puts respect for humane values above mechanical marvels, will be able to harness the machine to do Man’s highest esthetic biddings.”- Edith Heath This summer, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) planned to explore the legacy of Edith Heath, one of the ...

View the Entire $100 Million Gift of Artworks to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in March received a gift and promised gift of more than 100 Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern European and American paintings, drawings, and prints; Chinese and Japanese ceramics; and other works of art from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. ...

Antiques Dealers' Association Online Show a Success Driven By New Client Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2020

The eighth edition of the Antiques Dealers' Association (ADA) online show was a resounding success. Before opening on April 24th, 200 visitors were already in the website's 'waiting room,' and another 200 visitors arrived within the first two minutes of being live. All were eager to shop more ...

5 Beautiful and Practical Artisan-Made Gifts from Museum Shops for Mother's Day

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2020

{{image}} In a win-win shopping effort, support non-profit museums and artists today while delighting mom with an artful, purposeful purchase. Museum shops are offering plenty of home wares, puzzles, books, clothing, home office supplies and more options for Mother's Day online ...

Dr. John Driscoll, Renowned American Art Specialist, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 14th, 2020

Dr. John Driscoll, owner of Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York, passed away from COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, 2020. The gallery has provided this obituary written by Glenn Adamson: A giant has passed from the art world – a world that he loved so well, with an intensity and integrity rare ...

What’s Old is New: The Antique Dealers’ Association of America Revives Online Show

ArtfixDaily / April 10th, 2020

The Antique Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is reviving their popular online show platform amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced by ADA President, Steven S. Powers. ADA is the largest member-based antiques trade organization in the United States, founded in 1984. The health crisis ...

Make a Virtual Visit to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Immerse Yourself in One of Denver’s Best Kept Secrets

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2020

While originally intended to give prospective visitors a glimpse of what surprises await, Kirkland Museum’s 360 Degree Virtual Tour also serves as a substitute for an in-person visit while the museum in Denver is closed temporarily.  The self-navigated tour allows viewers to virtually enter ...

After Strong Initial Sales, TEFAF Maastricht Closes Early Due to Coronavirus

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2020

UPDATE 3/11/2020: TEFAF has closed four days early after an exhibitor from Italy, who had already returned home on Monday, March 8, tested positive for COVID-19, reported the Art Newspaper. The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht drew 10,000 international visitors over Early Access Day (March 5) ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

Step Inside a Legendary Americana Collection, Including the Dietrich Family's Recreated Living Room, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2020

Through June 7, 2020, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a selection of rare and noteworthy examples of American fine and decorative arts drawn from the collection of the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. (1938-2007). A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American ...

5 Things to To Do During NYC's Americana Week

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2020

New York's signature Americana Week continues through February 2, with a number of fairs, auctions, gallery and museum exhibitions and events centered on American art and antiques, and other categories, offering a mix of historic period objects deftly combined with contemporary works to reflect ...

From the Colonial to the Contemporary: The Philadelphia Show Expands and Rebrands

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2020

Celebrating its 58th edition showcasing America’s preeminent antiques and fine art dealers, The Philadelphia Show has a new look and a new approach. Nearly 60 dealers, featuring works from the 17th to the 21st centuries, will gather from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at ...

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Is a Classic Blue Familiar in Art and Antiques

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2019

For 20 years, PANTONE has chosen a color that the company anticipates will be on trend for the year ahead. For 2020, Classic Blue is the look, an ever-popular shade that has popped up in decorative arts and painting palettes across cultures and millenia. "A timeless and enduring blue hue, ...

5 Finds to Preview From 2019's AADLA Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show in NYC, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

ArtfixDaily / September 26th, 2019

{{image}} The Art & Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) will present their third annual Fine Art & Antiques Show—with 24 dealers—for a 5-day run starting Thursday October 31st at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue on New York’s Upper East Side. ...

Chinese Vase Found in Shoebox Fetches $19 Million at Auction

ABC / June 13th, 2018

An 18th-century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France has sold for 16.2 million euros ($19.1 million) at auction in Paris, reports Reuters. The vase went for more than 20 times the pre-sale low estimate of 500,000 euros, making it the highest price ever for a single item ...

Museum Sells Chinese Vase from Storage for $14.5 Million

Tulsa World / May 30th, 2018

A museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has sold an exquisite vase -- long tucked away in storage -- for a windfall at auction. The piece was made in the early 1700s at the order of the Chinese emperor Qianlong.  The vase was offered in Christie's Hong Kong spring sales series that fetched a ...

$20 Online Find Soars to $806,000 at UK Auction

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2018

A speculative £15 ($20) bid in an online antiques sale turned out to be a major discovery, ending up as a star lot at auction last month when the early porcelain teapot soared to 575,000 pounds with fees (about $806,000) as the winning bid for an American museum.  The 2016 web ...

Chinese Vase Sells for 10,000 Times Estimate in Swiss Auction

swissinfo / September 24th, 2017

Two bidders competed to send a Chinese vase to a record 5 million Swiss francs in Geneva. The pre-sale estimate for the piece was 500 to 800 Swiss francs. "Including the commission, the vase will cost the Asian buyer CHF6.08 million ($6.1 million)," auctioneer Olivier Fichot told the AFP ...