Stories for June '24

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Ringing the Warning Bell
by Clayton Pennington

On the lawn of a Maine historical society sits a bronze bell cast by the Revere Foundry in Boston. The foundry cast over 900 bells between 1792 and 1843, and 24 of them are in the state of Maine. This particular bell was originally hung in a church, but when ... (Read More)

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Boscobel House and Gardens Raising Money to Fix Library Ceiling
by Libby Miner

During the evening of April 16, the plaster ceiling of the library room at Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, New York, collapsed without warning. According to a press release, no one was in the building at the time, but the incident caused major damage to the library, its contents, and ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions, June2024
by M.A.D. Staff

Louise Nevelson, Royal Tide I, 1960, painted wood, 7'2" x 40" x 8". Gift of Peter and Beverly Lipman. Photo courtesy Storm King Art Center by Jerry L. Thompson, © 2022 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. —Through June 9 —Waterville, Maine The World Outside: Louise Nevelson ... (Read More)

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Spring Americana Sale at Doyle
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Doyle, New York City Photos courtesy Doyle Only at Doyle on Manhattan’s Upper East Side can you buy a sterling silver child’s highchair tray, a silver dog bowl, and a silver terrapin tureen and soup bowls in an Americana sale. The April 10 sale featured paintings, prints, furniture, silver, and decorative art. ... (Read More)

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Natural History, Maps, Books, and Furniture
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Arader Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Arader Galleries More than 50 years ago, in his junior year at Yale University, Graham Arader began selling maps from his dorm room. Eventually he discovered the works of John James Audubon and Pierre-Joseph Redouté, and now he has the world’s largest inventory of rare ... (Read More)

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Spring Sale of African American Art
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Swann Galleries, New York City Photos courtesy Swann Galleries For its April 4 sale of African American art, Swann Galleries offered 239 lots of paintings, watercolors, prints, photography, and sculpture and featured a special evening session called “Art for Life” of contemporary works sold to benefit the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The sale ... (Read More)

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Spring Show Supports Boosters
by Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo

Duxbury Spring Antique Show, Duxbury, Massachusetts Duxbury, Massachusetts, a seaside town 35 miles south of Boston, was established in 1637 by settlers of nearby Plymouth. Residents have traditionally been cognizant of the town’s deep maritime and agricultural history. The 41st annual Duxbury Spring Antique Show, held March 16 and 17, was an ... (Read More)

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Biggest Gate Yet for Hudson Antique Show
by Susan Emerson Nutter

Canfield, Ohio What makes a great antiques show? Ask ten different people, and you’ll get ten different answers, but Steve Sherhag, who manages the Hudson Antique Show, held at the Canfield Fairgrounds event center in Canfield, Ohio, had a surefire response when asked that question. “Who knows,” Sherhag said with a smile. ... (Read More)

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Strong Sales for Single-Day Show
by Don Johnson

A Gathering on the Prairie, Arthur, Illinois The fall edition of A Gathering on the Prairie was held March 2 at the Otto Center in Arthur, Illinois. The show featured 57 dealers. As the only single-day event during the semiannual Antiques Week in Central Illinois, which features three shows (four in the ... (Read More)

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Outsider Art Auction
by Julie Schlenger Adell

Christie’s, New York City Photos courtesy Christie’s Christie’s annual Outsider art auction, held March 1 to coincide with the Outsider Art Fair (OAF), was a rambunctious affair filled with giddy anticipation. The salesroom was almost at capacity as collectors filed in and embraced or nodded hellos to their fellow collectors. It is ... (Read More)
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