Divers find ancient amphoras off Albanian coast

A fine example of a Corinthian amphora, circa late 7th century B.C. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers and Artemis Gallery

TIRANA, Albania (AP) – A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found amphoras that are at least 2,500 years old in the Ionian Sea off the Albanian coast, which might yield an ancient shipwreck.

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Kunsthal KAdE museum to offer visual voyage to Mars

Angelo Vermeulen, ‘HI-SEAS Mission I,’ 2013. Image courtesy Kunsthal KAdE

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands – Kunsthal KAdE will present an artistic vision of a voyage to the planet Mars, what so far is still an impossible journey. “One Way Ticket to Mars,” which opens Sept. 21 and runs through Jan. 12, will allow visitors to experience various aspects of the journey to Mars and what it is like there.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art attendance tops 7 million

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kai Pilger photo. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it welcomed more than 7 million visitors to its three locations – the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Cloisters and the Met Breuer – in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

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Linda McCartney exhibition makes UK debut at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

 The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the first venue in the UK to host the Linda McCartney retrospective. McCartney's photograph of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road in London can be seen in the background. Image provided by the gallery.

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the first venue in the UK to host the Linda McCartney Retrospective. A Linda McCartney photograph of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road in London can be seen in the background. Image provided by the gallery.

GLASGOW, Scotland – A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney has opened in the UK for the first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It will run from July 5, 2019 until January 12, 2020.

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MAD to stage retrospective of fashion designer Anna Sui

Opening shot from Spring 2012. Photograph by Thomas Lau. Courtesy of Anna Sui

NEW YORK – The Museum of Arts and Design will present a major retrospective of the iconic American fashion designer Anna Sui from Sept. 12 through Feb. 23. Opening during New York Fashion Week, the exhibition features 75 looks from the designer’s archive – from the groundbreaking inaugural fashion show of 1991 to her Spring 2019 collection – and illuminates Sui’s creative process and influences that contribute to her signature aesthetic sensibility.
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Christie’s to sell Lee Radziwill collection in October

The New York living room of Lee Bouvier Radziwill. Image courtesy of Christie’s

NEW YORK – Christie’s announced today that it has been entrusted with the Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, which will go to auction in October. Radziwill’s personal collection will be featured in a dedicated exhibition and sale at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center that will celebrate her singular elegance, style and intellectual curiosity.

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Julien’s announces auction of Elizabeth Taylor fashions, personal property

Image courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, has partnered with House of Taylor, the entity that preserves and sustains Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy, to announce its highly anticipated event PROPERTY FROM THE LIFESTYLE OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR to take place from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills and live online at juliensauctions.com. This special, three-day event celebrates the luxurious lifestyle and singular career of one of the greatest Hollywood legends of all time, Elizabeth Taylor. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Detroit Zoo exhibits work of renowned wildlife photographer

© Thomas D. Mangelsen, ‘Light in the Forest, 1998’

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Zoo is hosting an exhibition of the work of a renowned wildlife photographer.

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Frank Lloyd Wright structures named to UNESCO World Heritage List

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Photo by David Heald. Copyright Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

NEW YORK—The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of The 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, which includes eight major works spanning 50 years of Wright’s career. The designation was announced at the World Heritage Committee meeting on July 7 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Rare Cy Young cabinet card on deck at July 17 auction

This cabinet card photo represents Cy Young’s rookie card. The right-handed pitcher is pictured in a Cleveland Spiders uniform of the 1890s. Grey Flannel Auctions image

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – One of only two known 1891 John H. Ryder Cy Young cabinet cards is a highlight of a major sports memorabilia auction being conducted by Gray Flannel Auctions. The sale will conclude July 17. The rare image of Cleveland’s Cy Young, the winningest pitcher in baseball history, was unearthed recently from an album that was found in a factory almost 65 years ago.

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