The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Image by Joe Ravi. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Chicago’s Field Museum plans revamp of Native American hall

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Image by Joe Ravi. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Image by Joe Ravi. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s Field Museum plans to revamp its Native American exhibits with the help of American Indians over the next three years.

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Rago Auctions presents works from New Hope School artists Nov. 10

George William Sotter (American, 1879-1953) ‘Winter Night’ (Artist’s Studio), framed, oil on canvas, signed, 36 x 40 inches. Estimate: $70,000-$100,000. Rago Auctions image

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J – On Saturday, Nov. 10, Rago Auctions will present works by notable New Hope School artists, locally consigned and never before offered for sale at auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Terre Haute’s landmark Clabber Girl billboard to be restored

Clabber Girl Baking Powder container. Photo by Johnny Habenero, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A Clabber Girl baking powder billboard that’s been a western Indiana landmark since the 1930s is being prepped for a thorough restoration.

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Fine art abounds at Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery sale Nov. 3

Original acrylic on canvas self-portrait by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), titled ‘Brandon & I’ and depicting the artist and his son, Brandon. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – More than 400 lots of antiques, artwork, sculptures, porcelain, bronze, sterling silver, art glass, estate jewelry, Chinese works and decorative arts will all come up for bid at an auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, by Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery 1 p.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Syria reopens national museum closed 6 years by civil war

The gate of the Umayyad desert castle Qasr el-Heir al-Gharbi in the Damascus National Museum, Syria. Schumeru. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria’s National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country’s civil war encroached on the capital.

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Hake’s Nov. 13-15 pop culture auction has price points to please collectors at all levels

Donald Duck Shelby Bicycle store display with rare Donald Duck rider figure with light-up eyes and “quack” sound in place of a horn. Est. $5,000-$10,000

YORK, Pa. – Hake’s Auctions – founded 51 years ago as Hake’s Americana – knows how antsy collectors can be when waiting for the gift-giving and receiving season. That’s why they always plan one of their biggest sales of the year for mid-November, so collectors can get the pick of the crop before the holiday auction frenzy takes hold. This year’s fall classic, a fully curated 2,518-lot auction to be held Nov. 13-15, follows Hake’s tried-and-true formula of giving collectors what they want: the finest-quality examples of toys, comic books and vintage collectibles of their youth, as well as premier historical and political items from long-held collections.

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20th-century travel posters bound for AntikBar auction Nov. 10

Original 1930s LMS railway poster by Norman Wilkinson for the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. Estimate: £450-£900. AntikBar image

LONDON – AntikBar’s auction of over 500 lots on Saturday, Nov. 10, features original vintage posters issued during World War I and a significant collection of Polish design posters from the 1960-70s, in addition to a wide variety of travel, sport, advertising, propaganda, war and movie posters from around the world. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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PBA Galleries preparing culinary book auction Nov. 8

‘Apicius,’ first edition of the first cookbook. PBA Galleries image

SAN FRANCISCO – On Thursday, Nov. 8, PBA Galleries will host their first sale devoted exclusively to books about food and drink. Up for auction will be over 350 lots of rare and collectible works on the culinary and gastronomical arts, with fine wines and cocktails, recipe books and housekeeping manuals. Included are early African American and Creole cookbooks, Southern cookery, classic 20th-century cookbooks, early California cuisine, charity cookbooks, nutrition, medicinal plants and much more. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Moran’s first Women in Art Auction finds firm foothold

Susan Hertel (1930-1993 Cerrillos, New Mexico), interior with woman and dogs, oil, graphite and charcoal on canvas, 43¾ x 52¼ inches. Price realized: $21,250. John Moran Auctioneers image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ inaugural Women in Art Auction on Oct. 23 featured works by 93 women artists, many of whom were Californians. Dating from the 19th century to the contemporary. The works, media and styles represented were diverse and appealed to a wide swath of collectors. By the end of the auction, records had been set for three artists: Susan Hertel, Ethel V. Ashton and Dora Gamble. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Big names, faces grace Slotin folk art auction Nov. 10-11

Lanier Meaders, rare face jug without ears, circa 1960, 8 inches high, excellent condition. Estimate. $4,000-$6,000. Slotin Auction image

BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Auction, specializing in self-taught art, is also the premier auction house for bringing the strange, the unusual and the vanishing America to the block. The Nov. 10-11 edition is sure to pique the interest in any collector looking for exceptional examples by important artists as well as fantastic new discoveries. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

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