This aerial view shows how the glassy new facility ties in with the brick façade of the old Fogg Museum.

Expanded Harvard Art Museums Open

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Sheathed in glass and gray granite in contrast to the surrounding red brick buildings, the Harvard Art Museums — collectively, the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler Museums — opened their renovated and expanded quarters to the public on November 16. Designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the new facility complements the landmark 1927 Fogg Museum building at 32 Quincy Street and will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time. The world-renowned collections of the three museums comprise some 250,000 works dating from ancient times to today. Objects in a wide variety of materials reflect the creativity of the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean and Asia... Read more

This aerial view shows how the glassy new facility ties in with the brick façade of the old Fogg Museum.

Antiques Shows

The Delaware Antiques Show: American And Proud

Brock W. Jobe, Winterthur’s professor of American decorative arts, is the essence of tact. He was probably speaking off the cuff when he told us, in so many words, that he loves the unabashed traditionalism of the Delaware Antiques Show. We agree. To attract ... Read more

Bath Antiques Show: One-Day Event With Good Gate And Sales

The dates sometime vary, but it is usually the second Sunday of the month when Paul Fuller brings his Bath Antiques Show to the Bath Middle School. This happens six months in a row, starting in November, and a good gate showed up on November 9 to get the sho... Read more

Morristown Armory Antiques Show Reports Big Crowd, Robust Sales

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show returned to please its regular fall edition shoppers on November 1–2, presenting a strong lineup of antique furniture, fine art, decorative accessories and collectibles from more than 100 dealers. There was a ne... Read more

Trade News

Q&A With Theresa Papanikolas

Theresa Papanikolas, curator of European and American art, Honolulu Museum of Art.... Read more

Antique Ivory Bans, Artist Resale Royalties & More Examined At NYC Conference

A wide-ranging program examining legal developments in the art world drew about 175 arts and legal professionals to New York University’s School of Professional Studies on November 7 at the NYU Kimmel Center. Co-produced by the Appraisers Association o... Read more

Marlo Thomas Sale Aptly Timed At Country Loft Antiques

With former television actress and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital spokeswoman Marlo Thomas trending online in the #1 spot earlier in the week, the timing could not have been better for County Loft Antiques owner Carole Winer to present a sale... Read more

Saint Louis Art Museum Accepts Spinks’ Transformative Gift Of Art

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently accepted the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith “Edie” Spink. The bequest includes fine works by American artists &m... Read more

Auction Action

Sotheby’s Sets New O’Keeffe Record with $44.5 Million “Jimson Weed”

Bold in presentation and iconic in subject matter, Georgia O’Keeffe’s oil on canvas painting “Jimson Weed/White Flower #1” sold for $44,405,000 including premium at Sotheby’s on November 20... Read more

A Weekend Of Robust Auctions

The November 14-16 weekend saw strong auctions offering great items from a Chinese table screen breaking the million-dollar mark in Asheville, N.C. to fine paintings in New York City and part one of Max Berry's toy and bank collection in Vineland, N.J... Read more

Toys, Dolls & Advertising At James D. Julia Auction

The auction market is still strong, not as it was eight or ten years ago, but it is still about good, quality things,” Jim Julia said when talking about the sale at his gallery on Friday, November 7. “We have 826 lots, a combination of three fine collections and many consigned pieces, for this toy, doll and advertising sale,” he added... Read more

Three Days, 1,382 Lots, At Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

“There were no really great pieces in the sale, no surprises, just lots of nice things and all in all, it went very well,” Kaja Veilleux said following his three-day sale over the November 7–9 weekend. He mentioned that there was lots of interest in most... Read more

Good Buys And Solid Prices At Nadeau’s American Sale

“All of the Tracey Windsor chairs came from the Elizabeth and Edward Wallace Collection. They owned the Tracey house that was dismantled in Lisbon and they had it reconstructed in Meriden about 30 years ago,” stated auctioneer Ed Nadeau prior ... Read more

Asian Arts Again Sitting At Top As Winter Associates Sales Go Live

As has been the pattern at many auction houses of late, Asian arts ruled the day at Winter Associates’ November 3 auction. The top lot of the auction was a Nineteenth Century Tibetan thangka that attained $9,600, while a... Read more

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