A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Vietnam Wall replica at National WWI Museum for Memorial Day weekend

 

A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

A veteran takes an impression of a name etched on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall, which will be displayed at the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend 2022. Image courtesy of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial has released its 2022 Memorial Day weekend schedule, which features the traveling Vietnam Wall.

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Women, gender non-conforming artists dominate Venice Biennale for 1st time

 

Third gender artist Yuki Kihara represents New Zealand with ‘Paradise Camp,’ an installation about the Fa’afafine of Samoa, a group of people who do not accept the genders they were assigned at birth. Photo credit Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy of the Venice Biennale

Third gender artist Yuki Kihara represents New Zealand with ‘Paradise Camp,’ an installation about the Fa’afafine of Samoa, a group of people who do not accept the gender they were assigned at birth. Photo credit Andrea Avezzu. Courtesy of the Venice Biennale

VENICE, Italy (AP) – For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most important contemporary art fair features a majority of female and gender non-conforming artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani. The result is a Biennale that puts the spotlight on artists who have been long overlooked despite prolific careers, while also investigating themes including gender norms, colonialism and climate change.

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The gold medal was created to honor Revolutionary War Gen. Daniel Morgan and his victory at the 1781 Battle of Cowpens. It was struck in 1839 at the Philadelphia Mint. Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers www.StacksBowers.com

Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal achieves record $960K

The Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal sold for the record sum of $960,000 on April 4. Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers www.StacksBowers.com

The Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal sold for the record sum of $960,000 on April 4. Image courtesy of Stack’s Bowers www.StacksBowers.com

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – A unique gold medal celebrating a South Carolina battle victory that helped turn the tide in the American Revolution brought a world record $960,000 at auction. An anonymous buyer of the Daniel Morgan at Cowpens Medal won with a bid of $800,000 on April 4. With the 20% buyer’s premium, the final price was $960,000, according to Stack’s Bowers Galleries in Costa Mesa, California.

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Photograph by Paige Besse. © Real Pirates Salem

Genuine pirate treasure exhibit opens this month in Massachusetts

Photograph by Paige Besse. © Real Pirates Salem

Photograph by Paige Besse. © Real Pirates Salem

SALEM, Mass. – Real Pirates Salem, featuring an exhibition of real pirate treasure recovered from the shipwrecked Whydah, discovered by famed underwater archaeological explorer Barry Clifford, will open its doors on Saturday, April 9 at noon Eastern time. The objects in the exhibit are from the world’s only fully authenticated pirate treasure ever discovered – including coins, jewelry, a cannon and other weapons – retrieved from the wreck and last touched by the hands of pirates more than 300 years ago.

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Portrait of Mira Lehr

Eco-feminist Mira Lehr’s new exhibition enlivens Miami art scene

Portrait of Mira Lehr

Portrait of Mira Lehr

MIAMI – The Kimpton EPIC Hotel presents a new art exhibition celebrating Women’s History Month titled Mira Lehr: Continuum, on view now through April 20. The nationally acclaimed eco-feminist artist is celebrated for co-founding Continuum in 1961, one of America’s first art collectives for women artists. It thrived for more than 30 years, and her vision to kick-start the local art scene influenced the evolution of the visual arts in Miami.

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The Smithsonian will mark Women's History Month by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues of women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology. The 3D-printed statues will be displayed in the Smithsonian Gardens and in select museums in the Smithsonian network from March 5-27. Image courtesy of IF/THEN and the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian to display 120 lifesize statues of women scientists

The Smithsonian will commemorate Women's History Month in March by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues depicting women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology. The 3D-printed statues will be displayed in the Smithsonian Gardens and in select museums in the Smithsonian network from March 5-27. Image courtesy of IF/THEN and the Smithsonian.

The Smithsonian will mark Women’s History Month by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues of women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology. The 3D-printed statues will be displayed in the Smithsonian Gardens and in select museums in the Smithsonian network from March 5-27. Image courtesy of IF/THEN and the Smithsonian.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian will commemorate Women’s History Month in March by displaying 120 life-size neon orange statues depicting women who have excelled in the fields of science and technology. The 3D-printed statues will be displayed in the Smithsonian Gardens and in select museums in the Smithsonian network from March 5-27. A statement announcing the display called it “the largest collection of statues of women ever assembled.”

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Luis Alvarez Roure, ‘Ondine.’ Courtesy of the Salmagundi Club

Salmagundi Club 2022 NY Figurative Show runs through Jan. 28

Luis Alvarez Roure, ‘Ondine’

Luis Alvarez Roure, ‘Ondine.’ Courtesy of the Salmagundi Club

NEW YORK – The Salmagundi Club’s 2022 New York Figurative Show, featuring works from more than 70 member and non-member artists, will conclude on Friday, January 28. This exhibition features figurative works of the human form in all its permutations: portraiture, clothed and nude, focusing on the human form and/or face. Presenting an array of works in various media with drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture, this show explores the range of figurative practice thriving in today’s artists’ studios.

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The home page for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) relays the news of the cancellation of the 2021 edition.

NY Int’l Antiquarian Book Fair cancels 2021 edition

The home page for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) relays the news of the cancellation of the 2021 edition.

The home page for the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) relays the news of the cancellation of the 2021 edition, which was to have taken place in September at the Park Avenue Armory.

NEW YORK – The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) — officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates — regrets to announce that the fair, set for September at the Park Avenue Armory, has been canceled due to growing concerns of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Read more

New venue for popular Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show & Auction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Scott Tarbell, owner/promoter of New Frontier Shows, announces the company’s Cheyenne Firearms & Western Collectibles Show & Auction is moving to a spacious new 64,000 sq ft location, Laramie County’s Event Center at Archer. The 12th edition of the popular collector-focused event will be held August 27-29. The on-site live auction, which will also be accessible to online bidders through LiveAuctioneers, starts at 2pm MT on Saturday, August 28.

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Family of Jean-Michel Basquiat announces landmark 2022 exhibition in NYC

Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982 ©1983 Van Der Zee

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – The family of Jean-Michel Basquiat has announced a Manhattan exhibition of the artist’s work in spring 2022. Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© will be held at the Starrett-Lehigh Building, a West Chelsea landmark. The exhibition will feature over 200 never-before and rarely-seen paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera and artifacts to give an intimate and multidimensional portrait of Jean-Michel that can only be told by his family. It was conceived by his sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, who run The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat along with their stepmother Nora Fitzpatrick.

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