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The Met shows rarely seen treasures from its collection of American works on paper

Thomas Eakins (American, 1844-1916). The Dancing Lesson, 1878 (detail). Watercolor on off-white wove paper. 18 1/8 x 22 5/8 in. (45.9 x 57.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1925 (25.97.1)

NEW YORK, NY.- More than three dozen rarely seen treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of late 19th-century American works on paper will be featured in the exhibition Gilded Age Drawings at The Met, opening August 21. Created primarily during the 1870s to '90s—America's so-called Gilded Age—shortly after the founding of the Museum, many of these innovative drawings in watercolor, pastel, and charcoal were acquired during the artists' lifetimes and represent the beginnings of The Met's collecting of American examples of this art form. On view will be iconic works by some of the leading American artists of the period, including Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, and John Singer Sargent, along with striking examples by artists who are less well-known today. A highlight of the exhibition will be three works by Cecilia Beaux, La Farge, and Sargent that are recent promised gifts to The Met. Arrange ... More

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Freeman's to offer at auction works from the Patricia and John Roche Collection   400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist   Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Waayne Thiebaud (American, B. 1920), Glassed Candy. Watercolor over etching on Rives. Estimate: $150,000-250,000.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 18, Freeman’s will present at auction works from the Patricia and John Roche Collection, including 100 paintings, prints and watercolors from highly regarded European and American artists. Proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to fund the Patricia Kelly Roche Scholarship at St. John’s University in New York. Mrs. Roche was herself the beneficiary of a scholarship to St. John’s, awarded by the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. She was the first of her family to go to college, an opportunity that would not have been possible without the financial assistance her scholarship provided. Patricia and John Roche were married just out of college in 1957. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Mr. Roche began his legal career at the firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York in 1963. He became a partner in 1971, specializing in banking law. In 1989, Mr. Roche left Shearman & Sterling ... More

The stolen objects had been temporarily placed there ahead of a planned transfer to a more secure location on August 14. © University Museum.

OSLO (AFP).- Some 400 Viking objects were stolen from a Norwegian museum at some time over the weekend of August 11-13, the museum's director said Sunday, describing the loss as "immeasurable". "If the stolen objects are not returned, this is by far the most terrible event in the 200 years of Norwegian museum history," the director of the University Museum of Bergen in southwestern Norway, Henrik von Achen, told AFP. The items, most of them small metal objects like jewelry, "do not have monetary value attached to them" and the value of the metal itself "is also quite small," he said. "Yet the great and immeasurable loss is connected to the cultural history value of the items, which exceeds the monetary value many times over," he added. Thieves were able to enter the museum on the seventh floor via scaffolding on the building's facade. The stolen objects had been temporarily placed there ahead of a planned transfer to a ... More

This file photo taken on February 22, 2009 shows comedian Jerry Lewis celebrating after being awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in Hollywood. Gabriel BOUYS / AFP.

WASHINGTON (AFP).- Veteran Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades. One of the most popular American entertainers of the 1950s and '60s, Lewis made his name as the clown behind such quirky comedies as "The Nutty Professor" but also won acclaim as a writer, actor and philanthropist. The comedy legend, who at the peak of his popularity was among the world's biggest movie draws, died at his home in Las Vegas early Sunday morning. "I can sadly confirm that today the world lost one of the most significant human beings," said his publicist Nancy Kane. "Jerry died peacefully at home of natural causes surrounded by family and friends." Fans were leaving flowers at the comedian's two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood's iconic TCL ... More

Trove of 66 original Polaroid photos of Madonna from 1983 for sale at Manhattan Rare Books   Ramon Boixados Malé, President of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, dies   The Mennello Museum of American Art presents the work of William Eggleston

Even though she’s still weeks away from the launch of her debut album, the Material Girl is already showing the look that sparked a fashion revolution.

NEW YORK, NY.- A complete set of 66 original Polaroid photos of Madonna, taken in 1983 by the noted portrait photographer Richard Corman (Am., b. 1954), just six weeks before the release of the young singer’s debut album and eventual skyrocket to fame, is for sale through Manhattan Rare Books, located inside Gallery 90 in New York City, at 1050 Second Avenue. The sale price of the set is $350,000. “We are offering these unique Polaroids of Madonna until September 5th,” said Michael DiRuggiero owner of Manhattan Rare Books. “After that, if there is no buyer, the set will be dispersed and the images offered individually.” The photos are featured in Corman’s limited-edition fine art book Madonna 66, which was released in November 2016. Harper’s Bazaar said of the book, “Corman’s Polaroids prove with utter certainty that Madonna was destined for icon status.” Mr. DiRuggiero added, “This ... More

Under his mandate, the Foundation has contributed to the intellectual and artistic world through the study and research of the work and life of Salvador Dalí, projecting Dal’i’s heritage around the world.

FIGUERES.- The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, with great sorrow announce the passing of His Excellency Mr. Ramon Boixadós Malé, President of the Foundation. Born in Figueres on the 31st of December, 1927. PhD in Industrial Engineering by the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, year 1952. From 1973 to 1984 was Professor of Business at the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid. With a long, dense and successful professional career, he was President of Renfe (Spanish railways) from 1983 to 1985 as well as of Ibermutuamur, Exel logistics (Iberia) Group, S.L. and of Cálculo y Tratamiento de la Información, S.A. Worth pointing out was his outstanding task as General Coordinator of all construction projects of the Olympic Games of Barcelona from 1989 to 1992. ... More

William Eggleston, Untitled, 1973 (detail), color photograph. Collection of the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses, gift of Dr. William R. Ferris.

ORLANDO, FLA.- The Mennello Museum of American Art is presenting the work of William Eggleston in their solo exhibition, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston. The exhibition is on view from June 23 through September 3. The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston is guest curated by American novelist, Megan Abbott, and includes 36 color and black-and-white photographs from The University of Mississippi Museum’s remarkable permanent collection, including some photos never before exhibited. Eggleston, a renowned American photographer, is acclaimed for elevating color photography and transforming ordinary scenes into fine art. Through the eye of Eggleston, nothing is ordinary, despite his photographs’ apparent depiction of ordinary things and ordinary people doing ordinary things. Eggleston once said, “I ... More

Denver Art Museum to kick off initial stage of North Building Project in November 2017   Phillips hosts works from the collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan   Freeman's announces highlights from the September 9 Asian Arts auction

Interior rendering of flexible event and programming space inside the planned Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center at the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy of Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti.

DENVER, CO.- After five years of planning, design work and fundraising, including inclusion in the General Obligation Bond up for approval by Denver voters this fall, the Denver Art Museum today announced it will begin preparations for the North Building renovation work on Nov. 20, 2017. The landmark building will be open to visitors through Sunday, Nov. 19, and then will close to the public in order to remove collections and prepare the space for construction. Starting Monday, Nov. 20, the Hamilton Building, south of 13th Avenue, will be open to the public seven days a week to provide additional opportunities for visitor access during the renovation project. The museum will continue to present a robust program in the Hamilton Building throughout the duration of construction, including complimentary general admission ... More

Terry O'Neill, Paul McCartney at Ringo Starr's Wedding, London. Image courtesy of Phillips.

NEW YORK, NY.- Phillips announced Flash: British Photographers, Works from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Washington D.C. On view in Phillips’ Park Avenue Galleries from 17 – 29 August, this exhibition brings together works by some of the most well-recognized British photographers, whose photographs graced the pages of publications such as The Sunday Times, British Vogue, Queen, and Harper’s Bazaar . The entirety of the exhibition was generously loaned by Jeffrey M. Kaplan of Washington D.C. and includes the photographers Terence Donovan, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, and Lord Snowdon, among others. Vanessa Hallett, Phillips’ Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Head of Photographs, said, “We are delighted to host Flash: British Photographers in our Park Avenue galleries and we are grateful for Mr. Kaplan’s generosity in loaning these photographs. The artists included in this exhibition have ... More

A rare and impressive Chinese blue and white porcelain hexagonal vase Qianlong six-character mark and of the period. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s September 9 Asian Arts auction will offer collectors a wide array of Asian fine and decorative arts. A highlight of the sale is the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins—including a fine group of Song to Ming dynasty ceramics and related wares of Southeast Asia— and a complementary private Pennsylvania collection, giving collectors and connoisseurs the rare opportunity to bid on a range of wares not often brought to auction. Additional highlights include Chinese paintings from private collections by such masters as Pu Ru (Lot 556, “Scholar Seated in a boat,” $10,000-15,000), Fan Zeng (Lot 569, $50,000-80,000, acquired directly from the artist’s studio at the suggestion of Robert Ellsworth in 1979), and Liu Dan (Lot 577, $20,000-30,000). Also on offer are a rare and large Chinese blue and white porcelain hexagonal vase, ... More

Leonard Joel to offer the collection of Australian media tycoon James Fairfax   TBA21 opens major exhibition in Lima exploring concepts of placelessness and heritage in contemporary practice   'The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts' opens at the Williams College Museum of Art

Chinese imperial yellow dragon robe, (Longpao Jifu), Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Daoguang Period (c1820). Estimate: AU$40,000-60,000.

SYDNEY.- Leonard Joel will present The Decorative Arts Collection of The Late James O. Fairfax, featuring superb Asian works of art and textiles, European furniture, porcelain, silver and photography - the collection reflects the mind and eye of a distinguished collector with an unpretentious, yet grand and meticulous collecting methodology. The auction will take place in two parts at The National Art School, Sydney on Thursday 31 and Friday 1 September 2017. A former director of the media and publishing empire founded by his grandfather, John Fairfax in 1841, James Fairfax was also a passionate collector, philanthropist and supporter of the arts. He travelled extensively – for business, and between his residences in the U.K. and Australia – often stopping for extended periods in Asia and it was his travels, as much as his family’s publishing business, that influenced and informed his collection. ... More

Do Ho Suh I Staircase-V, 2008 Works from the TBA21 Collection, Museo de Arte Moderno Bogota, Colombia.

LIMA.- Drawing exclusively from its extensive collection of contemporary art, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary opened a major exhibition exploring the concept of the atopic—or “without place”—at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima, Peru, this August. Atopia. Migration, Heritage and Placelessness – Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection addresses questions of spatialized artistic practices and relationships through the work of 15 contemporary artists and artist collectives, including Allora & Calzadilla, Los Carpinteros, Walid Raad/The Atlas Group, and Do Ho Suh, among many others. Following presentations in Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador, the exhibition is presented in Lima from August 15, 2017, through November 26, 2017, in a newly adapted form. “Atopia incorporates some of the most significant works from the TBA21 Collection to explore issues of localization versus globalization, t ... More

Byzantine, Michael III, "the drunkard" and his mother Theodora, regent, 842-867 CE. Gold coin, 3/4 in. Gift of S. Lane Faison, Jr., Class of 1929.

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- Williams College Museum of Art opened The Presence of Absence: Medieval Art and Artifacts on August 18, 2017. The exhibition employs object-oriented ontology to recast the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Instead of passive objects installed simply for the pleasure of human viewers, the works of art and artifacts shape the physical interactions people have with them. The Edwin Howland Blashfield Gallery was originally constructed in the 1930s to evoke the Medieval era, and to hold WCMA’s Medieval and Early Renaissance collections. It was boarded up for over a decade, when the gallery was turned into a “white cube” space. Now newly restored, leaded and stained glass windows have been revealed, the tiled floor refurbished, and the beamed ceiling brought back into its original context. Light plays a significant role, both metaphorically and physically. The desire to illuminate ... More

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Classic Steuben, Lalique, Hans Wegner designs to be auctioned with fine paintings at Michaan's
ALAMEDA, CA.- Brilliant art glass and crystal illuminate Michaan's September Gallery Auction of Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Arts, Asian Art and Jewelry on Saturday, September 9. The energy of the season infuses the auction gallery, where early autumn sunbeams highlight Steuben, Lalique, Baccarat and Daum. Works by international artists and California painters of wide renown, period jewels, and Asian art objects are also featured in this sale of treasures from fine estates. Michaan's in September is the perfect place to expand fine decorative art collections. "The best names in glass and crystal were collected for decades by our client," says specialist Elizabeth Dalton, "and it's exciting to see so many excellent pieces in a single auction." Various themes are represented such as "Arctic Exploration" and "Moby Dick" by Steuben (each ... More

Glynde Place wins Historic Houses Association / Sotheby's Restoration Award 2017
LONDON.- Glynde Place in East Sussex has been crowned the winner of the 2017 Historic Houses Association (HHA) Restoration Award, sponsored by Sotheby’s. The Restoration Award recognises and celebrates the work being undertaken by Members of the HHA throughout the United Kingdom. These projects reflect the dedication of owners to the care and sympathetic restoration of the incredible buildings that they own, inhabit and share with the public. Owned by the same family since it was built in 1569, Grade I listed Glynde is today the family home of Francis and Caroline Brand (Lord and Lady Hampden) and their three children. The house sits at the heart of a modern estate which offers residential and commercial properties as well as weddings and concerts. The building has developed with each generation, however upon inheriting the house the family were met ... More

The Ringling appoints Sarah Cartwright as Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections
SARASOTA, FLA.- The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art has promoted Sarah Cartwright, Ph.D., to the position of Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections. Cartwright began her curatorial duties on July 28, 2017. In this position she plays a central role in developing and executing The Ringling’s exhibition program while being responsible for the care, display and interpretation of a wide-ranging collection of European art of international standing. Cartwright joined The Ringling in 2013 as a post-doctoral Curatorial Research Fellow. During this time she worked closely with the museum’s permanent collection, building documentation on the European paintings and providing research assistance. At the conclusion of this fellowship, she assumed the role of Grants Administrator. Over the last three years, Cartwright has secured well over a million dollars in support ... More

Sotheby's Hong Kong to show the MQJ Collection of Ming furniture
HONG KONG.- During its autumn sale week, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present an exhibition of the private collection of the world’s foremost expert in and leading dealer of Ming furniture, Grace Wu Bruce. Perhaps the greatest collection of Ming furniture in private hands, The Best of The Best: The MQJ Collection of Ming Furniture will be on public view at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 September to 2 October 2017. A new book by Grace Wu Bruce under the same title, documenting each item of furniture in the collection, is being published to coincide with the exhibition. The Pinnacle of Art and Workmanship of Ming Furniture. Formed over the past 30 years and little known to the public, The MQJ Collection, short for Muquju ('Lodge of Wood Delights'), comprises more than 100 pieces (sets) of museum-grade Ming furniture of all major types, ... More

Books to go: bringing literature to refugees stuck in Greece
ATHENS (AFP).- The brightly coloured minivan that pulls into Athens' food market, drawing a group of refugees around it, is not carrying something edible. The contents -- hundreds of books -- are there to satisfy a different sort of hunger. For tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece for the past two years after European states shut their borders in rapid succession, survival is no longer an issue. Instead, boredom and creeping despair about their future are their new enemies as they wait for months, even years, for their applications to relocate elsewhere in Europe to be processed. Now, at least two separate initiatives have emerged to help refugees fill the long hours of their day. One of them is Echo Refugee Library -- a minivan fitted with shelves carrying over 1,000 books that does a weekly round of refugee camps in the greater Athens area, plus ... More

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84
WASHINGTON (AFP).- US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84. In a Facebook post, Christian Gregory did not give the cause of death but said his father started feeling ill on August 9, and was admitted to a hospital on August 12. He died in Washington. "A life well-lived but heavily sacrificed, has definitively taken its toll," the son said. More details were to be released in the coming days. Gregory performed in the country's top clubs in the early 1960s and was not shy about confronting his white audiences with the realities of racism. "A Southern liberal?" he once said, according to the Washington Post. "That's a guy that'll lynch you from a low tree." Or his line about trying to order at a restaurant in the ... More

Indianapolis Museum of Art names its 152-acre campus for first time
INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that it will unite the diverse elements of its 152-acre campus—the IMA, The Garden, Lilly House, performance spaces and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres—into a holistic cultural campus called Newfields. Newfields, a Place for Nature and the Arts, will serve as a community destination offering dynamic, relevant and social experiences with both art and nature. The IMA, The Garden, Lilly House and Fairbanks Park will continue to exist as key attractions at Newfields, which will debut with a new website in early October. “Our diverse landscape is unlike any other in the Midwest, and now is the time that we fully embrace all that we have to offer the community as a one-of-a-kind institution,” said Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO. “We ... More

First major UK solo exhibition of London-based Canadian artist Zadie Xa on view at Pump House Gallery
LONDON.- In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery presents the first major UK solo exhibition of London-based Canadian artist Zadie Xa. The exhibition The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment. In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles and interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore to seek a space that explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural ... More

Fontaine's to hold a 275-lot antiques & fine art auction
PITTSFIELD, MASS.- A rare Tiffany Studios 18-light Lily lamp, a Gustav Becker astronomical floor regulator clock and a carved Carrara marble sculpture of a standing nude woman by Italian artist Pasquale Romanelli (1812-1887) are expected top lots at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s next Antiques & Fine Art Auction planned for Saturday, September 9th starting at 11 am Eastern time. The auction will be held live in Fontaine’s gallery at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, as well as online via,, Ebay Live and Fontaine’s Live. Phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. Previews will be held Friday, Aug. 8, from 10-5, and on auction day from 8-11 am. The catalog is now available at Up for bid will be 275 lots of quality antiques and fine art items, to include 19th and 20th century lighting ... More

Heard Museum awarded $300,000 grant to launch fellowship program
PHOENIX, AZ.- The Heard Museum has been awarded a $300,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a fellowship program centered on care and long-term preservation of Navajo textiles while potentially gaining new insights into conservation techniques. The new program - Opening A Window: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program – will provide in-depth, paid training and the opportunity to work with Navajo weavers, museum curatorial staff, conservators and textile specialists in assessing and conserving the museum’s world-class collection of Navajo textiles. In conservation, “opening a window” refers to the practice of finding a small sample site for testing. The new fellowship program will provide nine months of paid, hands-on training for three Mellon Fellows per year, for three years. A primary goal is to raise awareness of museum employment ... More

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On a day like today, American designer and architect Charles Eames died
August 21, 1978. Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907 - 1978) was an American designer, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. He also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. In this image: "Lobby Chair" models by U.S. designers Charles Eames (1907 - 1978) and his wife Ray (1912 - 1988) are on display during the exhibition "The furniture of Charles and Ray Eames - Products, Processes, Prototyps", in the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, Thursday, March 22, 2007.

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