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Meridian Star / October 5th, 2015
Officials broke ground Saturday on a $45-million, 58,500 sq. foot facility devoted to Mississippi artists in film, literature, music, arts, dance, theater and visual arts to be named the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. An opening date in November 2017, ...
ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2015
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 ...
Barron's / March 4th, 2015
Some fifty years of collecting 3,500 artworks will culminate in a grand gift to a Harlem school. Paris-born billionaire William Louis-Dreyfus, 82, says his collection will be sold periodically to benefit school children. His bequest includes works by about 170 artists, from big names ...
St. Louis Today / December 7th, 2014
When riots ensued over the Nov. 24 grand jury annoncement that there would be no indictment of the officer who killed Michael Brown, many storefronts and businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, and on South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis were damaged. Up went plywood to cover shattered windows. And ...
Tribune Review / October 6th, 2014
Intricate 19th-century shellwork folk art from the Nantucket home of the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife comes to auction this week.
New York Times / August 27th, 2014
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.
Forbes / August 18th, 2014
Swiss watchmaker Breguet has funded a lavish new display of 18th-century French decorative arts in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Times Union / June 16th, 2014
Adam Weitsman, who runs a $1 billion scrap metal empire in New York State, has amassed one of the world's largest private collections of...
ArtfixDaily / January 27th, 2014
For collectors and curators looking for the unusual, the beautiful, the "best of the best," or simply a take-home slice of Americana, Antiques Week in New York offered it all.
ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2013
Sotheby's will offer Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian in a dedicated auction in New York on January 25, 2014. The sale comprises more than...
ArtfixDaily / July 31st, 2013
Executive director of New York City's prestigious Winter Antiques Show, Catherine Sweeney Singer has now been named Director of the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2013
Over 200 artworks once promised to New York's American Folk Art Museum are reportedly coming up for auction at Sotheby's.
New York Times / April 22nd, 2013
Leading architects have publicly denounced the Museum of Modern Art's recent decision to demolish the former American Folk Art Museum building.
New York Times / April 11th, 2013
The Museum of Modern Art will raze the celebrated building bought from the American Folk Art Museum in 2011.
ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2013
Two years ago, Delaware's Winterthur Museum acquired one of the earliest known American depictions of the Easter Bunny, from Pook & Pook auction house in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
New York Times / January 31st, 2013
After several major museums have renovated and expanded their American art galleries, the trend continues to separate folk and outsider art from academic art. Usually, folk art is relegated to a smaller, lesser space than more realistic, academic artworks.
ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2013
Last month, a motion was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for New York's American Folk Art Museum to relinquish 210 objects promised by former benefactor Ralph Esmerian.
Antiques & the Arts Weekly / November 20th, 2012
Wendell D. Garrett, well-known as an American decorative arts expert on the TV series "Antiques Roadshow" and as an editor of The Magazine Antiques, died in Williston, Vermont, on Nov. 14. He was 83.
ArtfixDaily / April 24th, 2012
This summer, the Saint Louis Art Museum unveils "Restoring an American Treasure: The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley." The second of a two-part exhibition series, this behind-the-scenes look at conservation of the 348-foot Panorama is a continuation of work begun in ...
Antiques and the Arts / January 26th, 2012
Nearly $47 million was spent on American art and antiques at five auction houses during Americana Week in New York. About 2,000 lots were offered in sales from January 16 to 22 during the focused series of events that includes a host of related antiques fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibitions. Five highlights from the sales: