Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show postponed

Image courtesy of the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

BALTIMORE – Celebrating 40 years, the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, originally slated for late summer, has been rescheduled for November 12-15, 2020. Following the City of Baltimore’s executive order update to cancel public events through August 30th, arrangements were secured with the Baltimore Convention Center to move the Show later in the fall.

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2020 New Hampshire Antiques Show postponed till next year

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The 2020 edition of the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association’s (NHADA) annual antiques show in Manchester, New Hampshire, has been canceled. It is the first time in the show’s 62-year history that a year has ever been skipped.

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National WWI Museum and Memorial to reopen June 1 

View of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial will reopen to its members on Monday, June 1, and to the general public on Tuesday, June 2.

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Virus lockdown gives art-rich Venice chance to reimagine tourism

Signed A. Rodetti 19th-century scene of the Grand Canal in Venice. Auctions at Showplace image

VENICE, Italy (AP) – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks, and water buses convey masked and gloved commuters to businesses preparing to reopen.

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Michael Jordan sneakers sell for world record $560K

Michael Jordan’s game-worn autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s from 1985. Sotheby’s image

NEW YORK – Sotheby’s sold Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s from 1985 for $560,000 Sunday in an online auction – the new world auction record for any pair of sneakers.

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Max Liebermann's 'Two Riders on the Beach.' Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Lives Lost: Holocaust survivor reclaimed Nazi-looted artwork

A similar Max Liebermann painting: 'Two Riders at the Seashore,' 1901. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Max Liebermann (1847-1935), ‘Two Riders on the Beach.’ Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – With the Nazis murdering Jews and ransacking their property outside on the infamous nights of Kristallnacht in 1938, 13-year-old David Toren sat in the sunroom of his wealthy great-uncle in Germany admiring a favorite painting depicting two men on horseback on a beach.

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Julien’s to auction Kurt Cobain’s iconic MTV Unplugged guitar

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced that the guitar played by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana’s acclaimed MTV Unplugged in New York performance will be sold at their MUSIC ICONS event taking place on Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th, 2020 live in Beverly Hills, with absentee and online bidding available through LiveAuctioneers.
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Heritage to auction hoop on which Michael Jordan made iconic ‘Shot’ in 1989

The basket and backboard, at auction May 24, was rescued from Cleveland’s Richfield Coliseum before its demolition. Heritage Auctions image

DALLAS – “The Shot,” it’s called – that and nothing more. “Of all the famous buckets Michael Jordan sank,” Sports Illustrated recently noted, “only one of them is iconic enough to be known simply as ‘The Shot.’”

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Vandalism up at New Mexico’s Petroglyph National Monument

A petroglyph created by the ancestors of today’s Pueblo people. Puebloans have lived in the Rio Grande Valley since before 500 A.D. PETR/NPS photo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)  Vandalism at one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America appears to be on the rise as the area experiences a jump in visitors, officials said.

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Rensselaer artist develops innovative screenprinting techniques

Nathan Meltz, ‘Saving Seeds,’ screenprint, 11 x 16in., 2018

TROY, N.Y. — In the cold winter months of early 2019, Nathan Meltz found himself deep in a creative block. An established screenprinting artist, having exhibited in galleries around the world, Meltz is known for his use of mechanical imagery as visual metaphors for various types of destructive technologies, from war machines to fossil fuel extraction devices. But he was struggling to find inspiration.

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