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Conde Nast / March 8th, 2017
On the heels of the very popular pop-up Museum of Ice Cream, a chocolate museum has arrived in Lower Manhattan. This new destination in SoHo (350 Hudson St.) offers chocolate aficionados an in-depth history of cacao, and all its accoutrements, including early artifacts used for drinking. And it ...
Tehran Times / February 9th, 2017
Some 558 historical artifacts including sculptures, earthenware, coins and jewelry, repatriated from Western museums over the last two years, went on display Monday at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran. Tehran Times reports: "Last November, 30 historical artifacts which had been smuggled ...
Cleveland.com / February 29th, 2016
The heirs of industrial designer, artist, and sculptor Viktor Schreckengost (1906-2008) have dropped the idea of creating a new museum to house his legacy in Cleveland and have decided instead to auction key pieces and to donate others to the Western Reserve Historical Society. ...
ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2016
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) withdrew the George D. Sturges Residence, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, from its February 21 sale of Modern Art & Design. The cantilevered redwood-and-brick residence, the only Californian example of Wright's Usonian housing, carried a ...
Chicago Tribune / January 27th, 2016
Massachusetts collector Dorothy Braude Edinburg, who died in Jan. 2015, has donated $35 million in her will to the Art Insitute of Chicago. The gift is earmarked for new art purchases and the final amount of money is yet to be determined. A supporter of the museum for 25 years, Edinburg ...
Sotheby's / January 21st, 2016
Cornelius Vanderbilt's gold cigar case. A New Orleans Voodoo Clock. And "one of the greatest collections of Americana ever assembled" are what Sotheby's says are on offer this week as part of Americana Week in New York. City-wide auctions, shows, exhibitions and events kicked off on ...
itv / December 17th, 2015
A Chinese famille rose vase provoked a bidding battle at the UK auction house Hansons this week. Described as bearing a Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795), the ovoid form vase had six telephone bidders pursuing it for seven minutes. An anonymous UK buyer prevailed, sending the lot with ...
ArtfixDaily / October 22nd, 2015
Rooted in Victorian times and infused with the energy of today's tech industry, San Francisco is a place where old and new, tradition and innovation, blend seamlessly. West Coast art collectors and designers just as easily mix styles and periods, and flock ...
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, ...
Art Newspaper / August 31st, 2015
Casa Vicens, the first house designed by famed Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi, will be renovated and made into a museum. The 1888 residence, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is scheduled to open for public visiting hours in the fall of 2016, reports the Art Newspaper. Gaudi's ...
ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2015
Parisian-made china and Sheffield plate silverware that once graced King Kalakaua's table are among a trove of furnishings that have recently been returned to Iolani Palace, the royal residence in Hawaii. Sold off at auction in the early 1900s, the dispersion of royal property followed ...
NY Times / February 5th, 2015
Marina Picasso, a granddaughter of the artist, plans to sell inherited works from her 10,000-piece collection--privately, on her own.
ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2014
The Arts window, a neoclassical masterpiece by J. & R. Lamb Studios, makes its debut at the Morse Museum of American Art, in Winter Park, Florida, as the centerpiece of a major new exhibition.
ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2014
More than 7,000 people donated to a month-long campaign to save the Wedgwood collection in the U.K. from being sold off.
ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2014
Perhaps one of the biggest art exhibitions of the year will not be attended by the artist behind its creation. Chinese dissident artist...
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.
Examiner / July 28th, 2014
When billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian was photographed sipping tea from a $36.6 million cup, he sparked a wave of controversy.
3dprint / July 13th, 2014
Dutch designer Maaike Roozenburg is using her 3D printing knowledge to help connect museum-goers with collection objects that are behind glass and out of reach.
ArtfixDaily / April 8th, 2014
Considered the holy grail of Chinese art, a rare Ming-dynasty porcelain cup adorned with chickens brought $36 million on Tuesday in Hong Kong.