French cultural center to host April 9 conversation with art philanthropists

Philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil. Image provided by FIAF

NEW YORK —On April 9, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premier French cultural center, will welcome journalist and editor William Middleton for a conversation with Dominique and John de Menil. The de Menils are two of the most important philanthropists of the 20th century.

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Painted 8ft. tall barber pole with vivid original paint, $8,900, Michael and Sally Whittemore, Washington, Ill. Photo copyright Catherine Saunders-Watson.

Dates announced for Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show

A room-size booth filled with American antiques, signs and primitives as seen at the 2017 edition of the Annual New Hampshire Antique Show. NHADA image

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Some things never get old. Back for its 61st celebration, this year’s Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show promises 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of furniture, fine and decorative arts, antique jewelry, folk art and more. Held at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly The Radisson) from August 9-11, highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques while enjoying NH’s no sales tax.

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Astronaut John Glenn’s estate sale draws hundreds

John Glenn in a NASA photo for his second space flight on Oct. 29, 1998, on Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-95. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – People have lined up for the chance to buy mementos of the late astronaut John Glenn at his estate sale in Maryland.

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Indiana Landmarks seeks antique vendors for summer events

The Morris-Butler House, the site of Indiana Landmarks’ Indianapolis Treasure Hunt, is a Second Empire-style house built about 1864 for John D. Morris, a local businessman. The restored home is a venue for Indiana Landmarks programs, special events, and private rentals. MSWooman image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Landmarks is looking for vendors of antiques, collectibles and architectural salvage to participate in its Treasure Hunt antiques markets this summer—July 14 in Indianapolis and July 21 in South Bend.

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Asia Week opens March 15 with 45 curated exhibitions

Mandala of Mahapratisara, Tibet, Ngor Monastery, circa 16th century, 25 x 15 ¾ in. Courtesy of Suneet Kapoor

NEW YORK — Spring is just around the corner, and for Asian art lovers that conveys a very special sign: it’s time for Asia Week New York 2018. Celebrating its 9th anniversary, the spectacular 10-day event launches on March 15 and showcases 45 individually curated exhibitions spread throughout some of New York’s most illustrious galleries.

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Museum of Dog exhibit adds to ArtWeek destinations

Museum of Dog will be participating in the first statewide Artweek event, April 27 to May 6. M.O.D. image

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Museum of Dog announced today that it will present “Come See About Me: Daisy” as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27-May 6, with Daisy’s exhibit continuing through October.

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Join LiveAuctioneers in celebrating World Wildlife Day

NEW YORK – United Nations World Wildlife Day is Saturday, March 3. It is the global celebration of the many beautiful and varied forms of wild animals and plants on our planet, as well as an occasion to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to both wildlife and people,and the plight of many threatened or endangered species.

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Spring arrives in Round Top with Marburger Farm Antique Show

Marsha Smith, Cottonseed Trading Company’s setup at last fall’s show in Round Top, Texas. Marburger Farm Antique Show image

ROUND TOP, Texas – When the writer Henry James visited England, he declared the most beautiful words in the English language to be “summer afternoon.” But in Round Top, Texas, the hands-down best words are: a Spring Day at Marburger Farm Antique Show.

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March 28 program to honor studio furniture legend Wharton Esherick

Wharton Esherick (American, 1887-1970), founder of the studio furniture movement. Image provided by Rago Arts and Auction Center and Moderne Gallery

NEW YORK – “Wharton Esherick: Synthesizing Art, Design, Crafts, Architecture,” a program honoring the founding father of the studio furniture movement, will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design.
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Antique show joins Lyndhurst Mansion flower fest April 7-8

Historic Lyndhurst Mansion, site of the new Antiques on the Hudson show. Image courtesy of Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio Inc.

RHINEBECK, N.Y. – Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio Inc. will present a new event, Antiques on the Hudson, at Lyndhurst, on April 7-8, 2018. The antique, vintage and fine art show and sale will take place as part of Lyndhurst Mansion’s Spring Blossoms Flower Show, the 2018 season opener at the historic site.

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