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Exhibitions, August 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)

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The Philadelphia History Museum Closes to the Public
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Is it a sign of the times that the Philadelphia History Museum, plagued with financial difficulties, suspended its public hours on June 30 and closed its doors? The museum on 7th Street below Market, in a building designed by John Haviland in 1826 as the first home of the Franklin Institute, ... (Read More)

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Stained Glass Not Seen in More Than 40 Years Goes on View
by M.A.D. staff

The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) in Worcester, Massachusetts, will present an exhibition of stained-glass works created by Louis C. Tiffany and John La Farge that have not been on view for more than 40 years. Originally commissioned for a Boston church in the late 1890s, the large stained-glass works were ... (Read More)

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EDITORIAL: New Jersey, No privacy for Successful Bidder
by Clayton Pennington

“Who bought it?” It’s a question reporters often ask of auctioneers when discussing lots sold at auction. Most times they are politely rebuffed—auctioneers like to protect the privacy of winning bidders. No such privacy exists if the auction lots were consigned by the state of New Jersey, according to a recent ruling ... (Read More)

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Carlquist Named as Executive Director of Boscobel
by M.A.D. staff

The board of directors of Boscobel in Garrison, New York, has appointed Jennifer Carlquist as executive director, effective immediately. Since joining Boscobel as curator in 2015, Carlquist has spearheaded several exhibitions, including Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now and Make-Do’s: Curiously Repaired Antiques. Before joining Boscobel’s staff, she served in curatorial ... (Read More)

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Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” on the Road
by M.A.D. staff

Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, has committed to a two-year sponsorship of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s traveling exhibition Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms. It is the first comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s iconic 1943 depictions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime defense of humanity’s fundamental human rights. Rockwell’s Freedom ... (Read More)

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Jewelry Distraction Thieves Hit Antiques Malls and Shops in Six States
by M.A.D. staff

According to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), two white males are suspected to have carried out at least 12 distraction thefts of jewelry in antiques stores and antiques malls in six states. The suspects use keys or pick or break locks to get into jewelry showcases. Thefts have been reported ... (Read More)

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New York Ceramics and Glass Fair Is Canceled
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Liz Lees and Meg Wendy, the organizers of the New York Ceramics & Glass Fair, have canceled the fair, which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in January 2019 at the Bohemian National Hall on East 73rd Street in New York City. Liz Lees, who, with her husband, Bill Caskey (d. ... (Read More)

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Johanna McBrien Assumes Reins of Dedham Historical Society
by M.A.D. staff

Johanna McBrien, founding editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Antiques & Fine Art magazine, has accepted the position of executive director of the Dedham Historical Society. She assumed her new position on June 8. The previous executive director, Vicky Kruckeberg, who served for eight years, retired in May. “I’ll still work one day ... (Read More)

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Barn Star Announces New Morristown Show
by M.A.D. staff

  Barn Star Productions and Frank Gaglio announce a new antiques, vintage, and fine art event, the Armory Antiques at Morristown Show, to be held November 17 and 18 at the National Guard Armory, Morristown, New Jersey. According to Gaglio, “This show will be a fresh, new approach to Morristown and the ... (Read More)
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