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(Issue Story)

Exhibitions, October 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and website for ... (Read More)


Stolen Pipe Tomahawk, Gifted By Washington to Cornplanter, Recovered and On Display
by M.A.D. staff

An 18th-century Native American pipe tomahawk, purportedly gifted to Seneca leader Cornplanter (d. 1836) by President George Washington in 1792, has been returned to the New York State Museum and is on exhibit through December 30. Photo courtesy New York State Museum. For nearly 70 years the tomahawk was in the hands ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Letter from London, September 2018
by Ian McKay,

This month’s “Letter” sees me embarking on a pick and mix from a range of summer sales that will keep me busy for at least a couple more issues before the new season sales in the U.K. pick up any real momentum. This month’s selection, however, focuses so heavily on ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Bentley Chappell and Nancy Barshter, Montague, Massachusetts
by Frank Donegan

In the Trade When I first ran across Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell, I said to myself, “Wow, these people are really specialized.” Chappell sells British Aesthetic Movement transferware pottery from the 1870s and ’80s, and Barshter sells British pottery made for children: mugs, ABC plates, and Lilliputian tea sets. Bentley Chappell and ... (Read More)

(Young Collectors)

Antiques Confidential
by Hollie Davis and Andrew Richmond

The Young Collector Is there anyone more obnoxious than a person whose eyes have just been opened? There are no more ardent evangelists than the newly converted. No one is going to nag you about that lingering smoking habit more than the person who stood next to you and smoked for ... (Read More)


Jason Busch Named New Director of American Folk Art Museum
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On August 2 the board of trustees at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) announced that Jason T. Busch will be its new executive director and take over the job on September 10. Busch had been the deputy director of the Saint Louis Museum and most recently the director of ... (Read More)


Emory Loses $19,000 in Fake Invoices Scam
by Connor Clerkin

Originally appeared in The Emory Wheel, the student newspaper at Emory University. Reprinted with permission. Emory University lost more than $19,000 over a three-year period via payments of several fraudulent invoices for art acquisitions. The Michael C. Carlos Museum. Hagar Elsayed, Video Editor. Officials at the Michael C. Carlos Museum contacted Emory Police ... (Read More)

(Issue Story)

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
by Jeanne Schinto

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine The idea of a small masterpiece lying around somewhere unnoticed—a Homer in a hayloft—never fails to stir our imagination. The object that launched five years of research by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, and has culminated in a fascinating, multilayered ... (Read More)

(Computer Article)

Prepare for Internet Disruptions
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #356 Last year column #345 covered income tax return software in the middle of the summer because adopting new software should be done well ahead of the start of tax season. This year we will cover keeping online life going in the middle of foul weather. Those in northern ... (Read More)

(Book Review)

Clockwork Music
by Bob Frishman

A Book Review Musical clocks: that was it. Before the early 1800s, to hear music not from “live” musical instruments and human voices, you had about one choice. True, there were a handful of exotic music-playing automata in royal palaces, but for the rest of us, a mechanical clock with bells, ... (Read More)
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