‘Art After Stonewall’ opens Sept. 14 at Miami’s Frost Art Museum

Tseng Kwong Chi, ‘Andy Warhol Jean-Michel Basquiat Collaboration (New York),’ 1985. C print, 30 x 30in. Copyright Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc.

MIAMI – As celebrants across the nation honor the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall Uprisings, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU announces that Miami will be one of only three cities in the U.S. to host Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989. The major exhibition opens in Miami on September 14 and runs through January 5. Due to its monumental size and scope – more than 200 artworks – the show will encompass the entire second floor of the museum, including the Frost Art Museum’s Grand Galleries.

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Auction Life sales Sept. 18-19 heavy into gold jewelry

Stunning 22K gold wide cuff bracelet by designers Jean Mahie, made in 1982, weighing 103.5 grams, signed and hallmarked, in a Neiman Marcus button suede pouch (est. $10,000-$20,000). Auction Life Inc. image

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A two-day, two-session auction featuring a warehouse clearance sale on Day 1 and fresh-to-the-market South Florida estate finds on Day 2 will be held on Sept. 18-19 by Auction Life. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Motown founder Berry Gordy donates $4M to museum expansion

Photo of the Hitsville USA building, now the Motown Museum, in Detroit, Michigan. Photo taken June 19, 2006 by Chris Butcher

DETROIT (AP) – Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is donating $4 million toward a project to expand a museum housed in the Detroit building where he built his music empire, officials announced Wednesday.

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Tory Burch celebrates Princess Diana with NY Fashion Week show

Nov. 11, 1985 photo of an elegantly gowned Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House. US Federal Government image from The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

NEW YORK (AP) – From a linen and leather pant to a macrame tweed skirt, Tory Burch looked to one of the most important fashion icons of the 20th century for inspiration at New York Fashion Week: Princess Diana.

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J.T. Serres naval battle paintings on front line at Nye & Co. Sept. 18

One of two large-scale paintings (lots 409 and 410) by John Thomas Serres (British, 1759-1825), depicting the ‘Battle of the Saintes,’ pitting the English Navy against the French. Nye & Company image

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – A Collectors’ Passion Auction featuring a broad and diverse group of curated treasures from prominent estates and private collections will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, by Nye & Company. The sale will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. About 700 lots will come up for bid. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tate Britain presents survey of William Blake’s art this fall

William Blake ‘Europe’ Plate i: Frontispiece, ‘The Ancient of Days’ 1827 (?) (c) The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

LONDON – Tate Britain presents the largest survey of work by William Blake (1757-1827) in the UK in a generation. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake created some of the most iconic images in the history of British art and has remained an inspiration to artists, musicians, writers and performers worldwide for over two centuries. This ambitious exhibition brings together over 300 remarkable and rarely seen works and rediscovers Blake as a visual artist for the 21st century. The exhibition “William Blake” opens Sept. 11 and runs through Feb. 2.

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