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New Ownership for The Magazine Antiques

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 its one hundredth anniversary. We treasure Antiques’ legacy as a place where scholars, collectors, and all those who are enthusiastic about the arts feel equally at home—and we are honored to be its custodians.”

“We’re grateful to the ArtNews Media team, in particular to Mike Ye and Abigail Kagle, for recognizing our passionate commitment to Antiques, and for working with us to put the title in our hands,” said Sparacin. “We believe in the future of the magazine and the vibrant marketplace and community, which supports our publication. The role of Antiques is not only to inform and educate but also to foster excitement and an appreciation for the arts among collectors across generations.”

In addition to its bimonthly print publication and website, Antiques, founded in 1922, produces regular newsletters and maintains a multiplatform social media presence. Its daily Instagram feed is overseen by the magazine’s editor-at-large, the decorative arts historian Glenn Adamson. Antiques also produces the monthly podcast Curious Objects, offers tours of historic houses and other places of interests, and hosts frequent artist talks, discussions, book signings, and other events.

“The magazine takes a broad view of the way ‘antiques’ are defined,” said Cerio. “We see them as the arts of the past that tell stories. We plan to tell those stories in ever richer ways—digitally, in print, and through live programming.”

Originally published in the June 2019 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2019 Maine Antique Digest

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