DALLAS – Perhaps it’s cliché to say of sports cards that they’re history – art and artifacts – that fits neatly into the palm of your hand. But that doesn’t make it any less true as you browse the nearly 2,200 lots available in Heritage Auctions’ Summer Sports Card Catalog event July 30-31. View the fully illustrated catalog and bid on LiveAuctioneers.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present the Violet Taaffe Estate on Saturday, Aug. 8. Mrs. Taaffe, a long-time San Francisco resident, presided over a stately turn-of-the-century home that featured fine art, exquisite jewelry, Asian pieces and decorative items. This online auction offers over 270 lots, many with the provenance and pedigree of renowned artists and designers. The sale is augmented by a small number of items from another Bay Area estate. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
BEVERLY, Mass. – Published to coincide with Rookwood Pottery’s 140th anniversary, a beautiful new reference book titled Rookwood — The Rediscovery and Revival of an American Icon, by Bob Batchelor, will be available for purchase on September 15 (Rockport Publishers / US $45/Ca). The fully illustrated volume tells the story of a great American art pottery company that was founded and run by women.
LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions will present Icons & Idols: Sports on Friday, Dec. 4. The marquee highlight of the event is the rookie NBA official Chicago Bulls game jersey presented to Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award in each of those championships.
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, prohibiting the denial of voting rights on account of gender, with a new exhibition dedicated to telling the story of the women’s suffrage movement.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (PRNewswire) – The Antiques Council celebrates its fifth year of presenting fine antiques on the island of Nantucket by going virtual.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The first large-scale expansion and upgrade to the building that houses the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg since they were first joined under one roof in 2007 is complete.
TEL AVIV, Israel – Upon entering the MUSA Museum, visitors are confronted with a life-size, highly polished, stainless-steel Igloo, reflecting its desert-like surroundings. This is the response of Ronen Bavly, founder of Magenta Workshop, to the theme of “First Person. Second Nature” set out by the Tel Aviv Craft and Design Biennale. Bavly juxtaposes the archetypical structure invented centuries ago as a means to survive the extreme weather in a new context, thus commenting on human interaction with nature.