Milestone Auctions to ‘present arms’ and important militaria, Jan. 19

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – Some of the highest-quality firearms and most important historical relics ever to pass through Milestone Auctions’ doors will be presented in a January 19 sale comprising more than 800 lots. Many of the items chosen for the suburban Cleveland company’s first event of 2019 are fresh to the market from private collections. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

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Fabulous fashion of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ is more than just attire

Amazon Studios produces the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is set in late-1950s New York. Press image courtesy of Amazon Studios

NEW YORK (AP) – Fans of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” know that the show’s clothes deliver eye-popping color and to-die-for style, but they might not know the costumes represent more than 1950’s couture. They also meticulously reflect each character’s mood and development.

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Miami billionaire, museum donor settles fraud complaint

MIAMI (AP) – A Miami biotech billionaire with his name on the city’s science museum says he has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle a civil complaint of stock fraud.

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Indianapolis suburb planning Fort Harrison cultural district

Picture of wood engraving, showing Zachary Taylor defending Fort Harrison in 1812

LAWRENCE, Ind. (AP) – An Indianapolis suburb is hoping to boost its profile and attract new visitors with a cultural district promoting the arts and the area’s military history.

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Trash or treasure? Collectors ‘dig’ old bottles

These bottles from Eureka, Nevada, are typical of those found buried in outhouse pits. The flask-type bottle (middle) is marked ‘F.J. Schneider, Druggist, Eureka, Nev.’ Schneider worked in Eureka from 1870 to 1893. Flanking the medicine bottle are blob-top soda bottles. Image courtesy of Holabird Western Americana Collections and LiveAuctioneers

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – One man’s treasure may quite literally have been another man’s trash centuries ago.

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Classics, thrillers & art house flicks co-star in Jan. 2 Film Posters sale

1960 British poster for the film Peeping Tom, 30 x 40in., est. $1,000-$1,200

NEW YORK – The easiest, smartest way to add color and interest to a room’s décor is with a movie poster. It doesn’t matter whether the space in question is a media room, a man cave, or a glamorous bedroom overlooking the sea – there’s a poster to suit every wall.

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Larger-than-life Secretariat statue coming to Lexington

Painting of Secretariat, signed Johnson, circa 1975. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Ro Gallery Auctions.

Painting of Secretariat, signed ‘Johnson,’ circa 1975. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Ro Gallery Auctions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A larger-than-life bronze memorial to the famous racehorse Secretariat is coming to Lexington this fall.

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Tate Modern unveils major acquisition by South Korea’s Haegue Yang

Haegue Yang Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three 2015 © Haegue Yang. Tate, Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee and Kyung-soo Huh, Sung-Moon Kwon, Tae Won Hahn and Byucksan Foundation 2018

LONDON – Tate Modern has unveiled a major new acquisition by South Korean artist Haegue Yang. Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times Split in Three 2015, consists of over 500 Venetian blinds suspended dramatically from the ceiling. Yang exploits the unique sculptural possibilities of these ordinary window coverings, allowing the play of light to change as viewers move around, through and under the expansive structure. It is one of many new free displays opening at Tate Modern this winter.

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Clarke’s Jan. 13 auction runs gamut from Picasso to Pontiac

Leading the fine art section is this Afro (Italian, 1912-1976) watercolor collage, Stagione a Procida, signed and dated 1957. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000

LARCHMONT, N.Y. — A wide-ranging auction will kick off the new year at Clarke Auction Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m., with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. The sale’s comprehensive offering includes Oriental carpets, lighting, bronzes, midcentury modern design, American and Continental furniture; sterling silver, designer jewelry and accessories.

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A view of the National Museum of Natural History from the Washington Monument. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Shutdown to close DC museums including Smithsonian by midweek

A view of the National Museum of Natural History from the Washington Monument. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

A view of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from the Washington Monument. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation’s capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall.

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