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Olana Reveals a Surprise for Everyone on the 194th Birthday of Artist Frederic Edwin Church

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

“Olana is the monument of Emerson’s, Thoreau’s, and Whitman’s America.”  - David Huntington, the visionary art historian who led the charge to save Olana from destruction in the 1960s This May 4th marked the 194th birthday of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), America's seminal landscape ...

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 ...

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 ...

Museum Leaders Implore Congress For At Least $4 Billion, And You Can Advocate Too

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Click here to tell Congress to include nonprofit museums in COVID-19 economic relief On March 18, leaders from U.S. cultural associations wrote to Senate and House leaders asking for at least $4 billion from Congress to aid nonprofit museums and cultural sites. The letter states that U.S. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Comes to Auction

ArtfixDaily / September 29th, 2019

Circular Sun House, the last residence designed by America's pre-eminent 20th-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright, will be offered at auction next month. One of 14 circular homes Wright created, and his last design before he died in April 1959, the residence will be sold at a live, on-site ...

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. ...

New Showroom Launches for Antiques and Design Businesses in Philadelphia

Business of Home / January 22nd, 2019

Joe Holahan and Jeff Kamal of Kamelot Auctions have founded an antiques center that offers dealers the chance to house booths and showrooms in New York’s unofficial sixth borough, Philadelphia, reports Business of Home. “What’s happening in our industry is that good locations ...

Museum Featuring Westervelt CEO Jack Warner's Collection Will Close, and More Art Sold

ArtfixDaily / August 23rd, 2018

The Tuscaloosa Museum of Art in Alabama, housing the renowned collection of 17th-20th century American and Asian fine art, furniture and decorative arts formed by the late Westervelt Company CEO Jack Warner, will close on Aug. 31. In a statement the museum noted: "While The Westervelt Company ...

Gerry Lenfest, Philadelphia Philanthropist and Arts Patron, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2018

H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, 88, passed away on Aug. 5, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. A leading philanthropist and driver of civic causes and the arts for the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding region, Lenfest gave away over $1.3 billion in just two decades. After building a fortune in ...

Art Dealer Graham Arader Lists His Antiques-Filled Hudson River Estate

Bloomberg / March 30th, 2018

New York-based antique map, book, and print specialist W. Graham Arader has listed his 1850s Italianate Victorian residence in Nyack, New York, one of several of his historic residences. “I own the seventh-oldest house in San Francisco,” he told Bloomberg, “I own the only pristine beaux-arts ...

$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 ...

George Washington's Diamond Eagle Medal On Display With Newly-Discovered 7-Foot Watercolor in Philadelphia Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2017

The Diamond Eagle — an exquisite jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington — is now on display in Philadelphia for the first time since it was presented to Washington in the city 233 years ago, and it will be shown this winter with a rare, newly-found Revolutionary War-era ...

Holt Printing of Declaration of Independence Fetches Record Price at Auction

Watertown Daily Times / November 12th, 2017

One of five known 1776 copies of the Declaration of Independence printed in New York by John Holt sold for a record price to a California collector at auction on Saturday. Blanchard's in Potsdam, New York, sold the newly-discovered document for $1.5 million, setting a world record for any New ...

Newly Found Copy of Declaration of Independence at Auction in Nov.

New York Times / October 8th, 2017

A trove of historical documents belonging to a descendant of early British settlers in Long Island will emerge for the first time on the auction market next month, reports the New York Times. The star lot of the consignment is a copy of the Declaration of Independence--a rare and newly ...

Resident Curator at the White House Will Leave His 'Dream Job' in June

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2017

White House curator William G. Allman will retire on June 1, as first reported by CNN and announced officially on Tuesday in a White House statement issued from the East Wing. The curator is among the White House resident staff positions that are considered non-political. First lady ...

From Trump Plates to Chippendale Chairs, A Range of Works in Antiques Week 2017

Antiques and the Arts Weekly / January 18th, 2017

Americana collectors and "best of the best" object seekers will head to events during Antiques Week 2017 underway now in New York City. Antiques and the Arts Weekly (aka "The Bee") has published this guide to the week's events, exhibitions, shows, lectures, auctions and more. (The action ...