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The Currier Museum’s “Candidates and Culture”
by M.A.D. staff

The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, is launching “Candidates and Culture,” a program to lead a conversation about arts and culture and their role in our country. The Currier will offer special discounted rates to political candidates from all parties to host events at the museum According to a ... (Read More)

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Harvard Art Museums Are Gifted 70 Otto Piene Sketchbooks
by M.A.D. staff

Seventy sketchbooks by renowned artist Otto Piene (1928-2014) have been gifted to the Harvard Art Museums. The gift was made by poet and author Elizabeth Goldring, the artist’s wife. Dating from 1935 to 2014, the largely unpublished sketchbooks reflect interdisciplinary, cross-media experiments from Piene’s long career in the Boston area ... (Read More)

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John Head’s Account Book
by Gerald W.R. Ward

A Book Review One day in 1717 a young man named John Head stepped off a boat from England onto the docks in Philadelphia. Not yet 30 years old, he had been born in Bury St. Edmunds in County Suffolk in 1688. He arrived in the Quaker city with his wife, ... (Read More)

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Toomer to Head Print Fair
by M.A.D. staff

Art fair veteran Helen Toomer will join executive director Jenny Gibbs at the helm of the Fine Art Print Fair as fair director, the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) recently announced. Toomer brings a comprehensive background of over 14 years in the U.S. and U.K. organizing art fairs and exhibitions. ... (Read More)

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New Ownership for The Magazine Antiques
by M.A.D. staff

On May 1 it was announced that Gregory Cerio and Don Sparacin, editor and publisher respectively of The Magazine Antiques, have acquired the title from ArtNews Media, LLC. “Stewardship is a better word than ownership to describe the way we feel about our new responsibilities,” said Cerio. “Antiques is fast approaching ... (Read More)

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Elizabeth Goldberg Joins Phillips
by M.A.D. staff

Elizabeth Goldberg has been appointed senior international specialist of American art and deputy chairman, Americas, at Phillips. She will start in her new role in July. Goldberg joins Phillips from Sotheby’s, where she was most recently chairman of American art. During her tenure at Sotheby’s, she also served as a senior ... (Read More)

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The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! Maybe Not So Much
by Walter C. Newman

Opinion If you look up the word “angst” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised to find a picture of an antiques dealer. For the better part of two decades the world of antiques has been unsettled, to say the least. When covering shows and auctions I am frequently asked “How is ... (Read More)

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Internet Scams
by John P. Reid,

Computer Column #365 The Internet has been around for three decades, and Internet fraud has been discussed almost that long in this column. Hackers are inventing new frauds every day. A few new ones will be discussed this month in the hope that you develop an eye for scams just as ... (Read More)

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The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers
by Jeanne Schinto

Part I of II A collector’s stuff alone is often enough for heirs to deal with. But, as we all know, many collectors, being collectors, also collect stuff about their stuff, and these sometimes monstrous mother lodes of market notes, receipts, invoices, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of objects, exhibition and ... (Read More)
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