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MT. CRAWFORD, VA. –

Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ first auction of 2015 will include great examples of lighting and early glass from the collections of Pat and the Late Bret Morey of Griswold, Conn., and Part I of the Victorian glass collection of Robert E. Hefner Jr. of Rosharon, Texas. The Jan. 31 auction...Full story

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SAN FRANCISCO –

Thieves rammed a stolen SUV into a downtown San Francisco museum early Tuesday and swiped historic gold nuggets in the latest smash-and-grab theft in the area in recent months. Three masked men jumped from a Chevrolet Suburban...Full story

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NEW HOPE, Pa. –

If variety is the spice of life, auction house owner Noel Barrett was the undisputed king of condiments over the weekend of December 5-6. His 926-lot Antique Auction colorfully ran the gamut from carousel figures and German Christmas ornaments to tattoo memorabilia and...Full story

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Chinese ceramics, carvings await bidders at I.M. Chait, Feb. 8

Chinese ceramics, carvings await bidders at I.M. Chait, Feb. 8

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – I.M. Chait Gallery / Auctioneers will conduct an Asian arts, antiques and estate auction Sunday, Feb. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Absentee or Internet live...

Kaminski auction features paintings by noted artists Feb. 8

Kaminski auction features paintings by noted artists Feb. 8

BEVERLY, Mass. – Kaminski Auctions’ Winter Estate Auction on Feb. 8 will present a diverse collection of fine art and antiques, with a strong focus on oil paintings. Notable artists represented...

Medical works, pirate booty highlight PBA Galleries sale Feb. 8

SAN FRANCISCO – A unique relic of the Age of Piracy and early medical works from the collection of George Bray highlight PBA Galleries’ Feb. 8 sale. A rare early Sunday morning auction for PBA, it...

Ahlers & Ogletree estates auction boasts famous names Feb. 8

ATLANTA – A Winter Estates Auction packed with more than 500 premier lots in a wide array of categories – some of them with connections to iconic luminaries ranging from JFK and Elvis Presley...

Wright launches series of American design auctions Feb. 12

CHICAGO – Since Wright’s first auction in 2000, the company has featured American design classics. Returning to its roots, Wright is launching a series of dedicated sales focused on the best...

Susanin’s to auction single-owner fine art collection Feb. 21

Madonna clock lamp starring in Jeffrey Evans auction Jan. 31

Rare scientific instruments take spotlight at Capo Auction Jan. 24

Civil War to Vietnam: Preview Morphy's Jan 31-Feb 1 Firearms Auction

Irving Penn print carries high expectations at Sworders, Jan. 27

Modern and contemporary prints, paintings at Gray’s, Jan. 28

A.B. Levy's auction laden with jewelry, watches, Asian art Jan. 22

Stephenson's Jan. 23 numismatic auction led by gold & silver coins, proof sets

Antique lamps, firearms rank high in Fontaine's auction Jan. 31

Crescent City Auction Gallery loaded for major sale Jan. 17-18

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Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors designated as national treasure

Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors designated as national treasure

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Palace of the Governors is already billed as one of the oldest continuously occupied public buildings in the United States Now, the adobe structure bordering Santa Fe's...

Global museum leaders to convene at Met in April

Global museum leaders to convene at Met in April

NEW YORK—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the 15 participants in the second annual Global Museum Leaders Colloquium, to be held at the Museum...

School conceals whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – A Thomas Hart Benton painting given to a suburban Kansas City school in the 1950s has been a cause of concern for years as its value continues to grow but it is stored...

Sinatra's Manhattan penthouse sells for $4.9 million

NEW YORK - In the 1940s, long before he recorded the classic tune "New York, New York," Frank Sinatra was the #1 New Yorker. Sinatra was born and raised in an Italian family in nearby Hoboken,...

Smithsonian working to finalize deal for new site in London

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in London as that city redevelops its Olympic park. Smithsonian officials announced...

National World War II Museum posts record attendance

Atlanta Cyclorama presents Civil War anniversary events

Thieves crash SUV into Wells Fargo museum, steal gold

Britain's National Gallery workers vote for 5-day strike

Tate Modern launches monthly artists’ film premieres

Miami museum to open Antoni Tàpies retrospective

Red Grooms’ paintings interpreting Civil War shown at Tenn. museum

Currier Museum of Art opens 1960s-70s photorealism show

Dalton Gang attraction among new Kan. historical sites

Graceland Too Elvis museum to be auctioned off Jan 31

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Famous collection gets overwhelming reception at Clars

Famous collection gets overwhelming reception at Clars

OAKLAND, Calif. – On Jan. 17 and 18 Clars Auction Gallery brought to market the first offering of the expansive collection of majolica, porcelains and antique furnishings from the estate of Richard...

Noel Barrett’s $1.1M auction ventured into obscure and offbeat territory

Noel Barrett’s $1.1M auction ventured into obscure and offbeat territory

NEW HOPE, Pa. – If variety is the spice of life, auction house owner Noel Barrett was the undisputed king of condiments over the weekend of December 5-6. His 926-lot Antique Auction colorfully...

Estate jewelry, Simonetti painting big draws at Kaminski auction

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Jan. 18 Kaminski Auctions presented the estate of Mary L. Alchian of Palm Springs, California. Alchian was a prominent Palm Springs businesswoman and jeweler with a discerning...

Jackie O's mystique, online bidding yield $900K at Palm Beach Modern sale

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (ACNI) – After weeks of incessant media coverage, Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) brought the hammer down on 330 lots in a January 17 Modern Design & Luxury Goods Auction...

20th century design shows staying power at Kaminski Auctions

BEVERLY, Mass. – On Jan. 4, Kaminski Auctions hosted a strong 20th century design auction, which offered an array of items for every type of modern collector. This sale displayed a strong sell-through...

Treadway-Toomey's Arts & Crafts auction a resounding success

Le Pho painting the toast of Kaminski's New Year's auction

Purple Heart awarded to war hero earns $5,100 at Mohawk Arms

Russian art and antiques highly valued at Jackson's Nov. 18 auction

Bohemian bonbonnieres bid to $190,000 at Artingstall & Hind

Meissen urns among top sellers at Capo holiday auction Dec. 13

F.A. Bridgman painting boosts Kodner Galleries auction to $1.2M

Daum ‘Birth of Venus’ breakout star of Michaan’s auction

Evans ‘Cityscape’ pieces soar at Palm Beach Modern auction

Black Forest hall tree reaches $19,600 at S&S Auctions

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Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

Secretary Kerry to award 2014 U.S. State Dept. Medal of Arts

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry will award the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on January 21, 2015, in the Department's Benjamin Franklin...

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

Guggenheim names Sara Raza for curatorial residency

NEW YORK – London-based curator, critic and editor Sara Raza has been selected for the third curatorial residency of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. In her role as the future Guggenheim...

NY Met Museum's spokesman Harold Holzer to retire

NEW YORK (AP) – Harold Holzer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's longtime chief spokesman, plans to retire this summer to focus on his work as a historian and writer. Holzer has been at the institution...

Film director Peter Jackson helping to open WWI museum

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Director Peter Jackson said Wednesday he's putting his energy into helping launch a museum to commemorate World War I after finishing his Hobbit movie trilogy. If...

Museum director who helped protect Detroit's art to retire

DETROIT (AP) – The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who helped to protect the museum's collection from possible sale during the city's bankruptcy and spearheaded a $158 million overhaul...

Sotheby’s names Joshua Holdeman head of 20th Century Design

Barnes Foundation names Thomas Collins new director

James Henry Pepper named new exec. director of Gilcrease Museum

World-traveling Evansville Museum chief finds new home

Nicholas Cullinan named UK National Portrait Gallery director

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee turns 92

Ex-Soviet artist has been working in US for nearly 40 years

George W. Bush's advice: Don't paint your mom or wife

Nadine Orenstein named Met’s prints, drawings curator

La Salle University's Bob Dylan archive getting rave reviews

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Ceramics Collector: Stars in alignment at University City

Ceramics Collector: Stars in alignment at University City

ST. LOUIS – When a single art pottery vase by Frederick Hurten Rhead was sold in April by John Moran Auctioneers for a record-breaking $570,000, collector attention again focused on the University...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 26, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Carvings of birds, especially ducks and other wild species, are collected by those who consider the best examples to be art, while other examples are to be used as decoys when hunting....

Miscellaneana: Glass bottles

LONDON – How did I get interested in antiques and collecting? Down a hole in a Victorian rubbish dump. Unlikely, I know, but it’s true. It was the discovery that an area of my hometown, romantically...

Postcards: Views of France, from prisons to palm trees

IOLA, Wis. - Traveler’s Digest ranks France as the most visited country not only in Europe, but the world. Renown for fashion, cuisine and an air of romance, the 2014 statistics estimate France has...

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – In 18th-century England, most women married when young, had children and learned to cook, take care of the house and children, make textiles or at least create bedding or clothing,...

Miscellaneana: Penny toys

Il mercato dell'arte in Italia: Due collezioni italiane

Art Market Italy: 2 Italian collections

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 12, 2015

Furniture Specific: More than a marriage

Miscellaneana: Shell art

Kovels Antiques & Collecting: Week of Jan. 5, 2015

Gallery Report: January 2015

London Eye: December 2014

Miscellaneana: Glassware and Accessories

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Art is a powerful tool to help healing process in hospitals

Art is a powerful tool to help healing process in hospitals

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) – Down a long, antiseptic-looking corridor that leads to Diagnostic Testing at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, patients in hospital gowns on gurneys are wheeled by a...

'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

'Cast Iron Charlie' of Oregon is a seasoned expert

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) – Among the chaos of smells, goods, vendors and customers at the Picc-A-Dilly Flea Mart at the Lane Events Center on Sunday morning, there stood unassuming Chuck Wafford,...

Campers let the good times roll in their vintage travel trailers

RUSTON, La. (AP) – There's nothing fancy about Debbie Click's 1952 Vagabond travel trailer. Its dull, gray exterior finish is chipped and scratched, except for the large slogan hand-painted in...

Living in and decorating a 100-year-old Craftsman home

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – My love of 100-year-old California Craftsman bungalows – those low-slung, early 20th century Arts and Crafts-era homes known for their clean, horizontal lines and sturdy...

An American classic, Barrel of Monkeys opens up about turning 50

NEW YORK – Everyone of a certain age remembers playing the game Barrel of Monkeys. The author provides a behind-the-scenes account of how the popular 1960s game came to be. When Pixar featured Barrel...

Pittsburgh old-school booksellers thrive in digital age

Style yourself: Holiday dressing at auction

Owner of Little Norway prepares to sell historic property

Couple renovates Carnegie library into art museum

From Kovels: Great tips on setting a Thanksgiving table

It’s Oscar season in Hollywood and at auction houses

Every city with hipsters wants to be a Brooklyn

Mark Twain's hometown Hannibal a trip back in time

St. Paul guitar vendor unfazed by rock star visits

Halloween: LiveAuctioneers' team recalls the costumes that rocked

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