Met Museum records 1 millionth visitor to Heavenly Bodies exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Gallery View, Medieval Sculpture Hall. Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK – On Thursday August 23rd, The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, welcomed its one millionth visitor, making it The Costume Institute’s most attended show ever and The Met’s third overall most attended. It replaces The Vatican Collections (1983) as number three, and is just behind Mona Lisa (1963). Treasures of Tutankhamun (1978) is The Met‘s most attended show, with 1,360,957 visitors. Heavenly Bodies is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters through October 8.

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Artemis Gallery to auction fine antiquities, Asian & ethnographic art, Aug. 30

BOULDER, Colo. – Fresh consignments from seasoned private collections will take the spotlight on Thursday, August 30 as Artemis Gallery presents a 376-lot auction of fine antiquities, Asian and ethnographic art, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The expertly curated selection includes treasures from the world’s most fascinating cultures, going as far back as the Ancient Egyptians and other early Middle Eastern civilizations. As is the case at each and every Artemis Gallery event, all lots are guaranteed to be authentic, legal to purchase and, if desired, resell. A letter of authenticity will accompany each auction item.

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Antique lighting still brightens many a home

A five-arm gilt-metal gasolier with etched glass shades made $4,200 at Sterling Associates in May 2018. Photo courtesy of Sterling Associates and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Lighting choices are endless when it comes to decorating a home, but antique and vintage lighting can become dramatic statement pieces that highlight any room — even the bathroom.

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