Andy Sweet’s 1977-80 South Beach photos on view at Jewish Museum of Fla.

Andy Sweet (American, 1953-1982), Ocean Drive in South Beach, circa 1979. 

MIAMI BEACH ― The Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU, part of Florida International University, presents the national museum debut of “Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980.” The exhibition celebrates legendary photographer Andy Sweet’s (1953-1982) work in the late 1970s, when he captured on film the colorful elderly Jewish community in South Beach. Taking a cue from the new book from Letter16 Press, edited by Brett Sokol, this is the first solo museum show of Sweet’s work and is on view until June 19.

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GCADA auction May 23 features star-spangled Americana

Set of bicycle flags and mount, about 11in. tall, circa 1940s-1950s, 48-star flags. Estimate: $110-$150. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Successful antique dealers and pickers have a knack for scouring America’s countryside for interesting if not unique items that appeal to collectors. An attractive selection of Americana and folk art has been hand-picked by members of the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association to be sold in an online auction through Jasper52 on Thursday, May 23. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Palm Beach Modern’s May 25 auction brimming with blue-chip collections

PALM BEACH, Fla. – By no coincidence, many of the names found on 20th-century art collectors’ “most wanted” lists also happen to appear on Palm Beach Modern’s auction roster for Saturday, May 25. Most of the artworks to be auctioned are from prestigious private, institutional or gallery collections and reflect a high level of connoisseurship. Additionally, the 532-lot offering of modern art and design features private collections of designer furniture, a world traveler’s collection of fine and decorative arts; and monumental Larry Mohr outdoor sculptures from a South Florida corporate collection.

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Artist colony in Maine will be oceanside ‘retreat’

Visually inspiring York, Maine, is full of historical landmarks. This 1908 postcard depicts the Passaconaway In at York Cliffs.

YORK, Maine (AP) — It was the vision and legacy of the late art patron Mary Leigh Smart and artist Beverly Hallam to create an artist’s residency at their 44-acre oceanfront property. Today, that vision is ever closer to reality, with interviews underway for the inaugural residents who will arrive in York this fall.
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