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  • JANUARY 30TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Can you believe its the end of January already? Soon spring will be here for real! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tonight at Aspect/Ratio, a contemporary video art gallery focused on exhibiting video art by emerging and established artists, is the opening receptionRead the Rest…

    CATHOLIC CHALICES: ANATOMY AND CONSTRUCTION

    January 27th, 2015 · 3:00 pm  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog Religious Objects

    We work with quite a few religious organizations and with that we see many different types of liturgical objects – especially chalices. A chalice, by definition, is a footed cup that is designed to hold liquid. However, for Catholic and many other Christian ceremonies, a chalice is specifically created to hold the Blood of Christ during theRead the Rest…

    JANUARY 23RD: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    This last week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In celebration to his contribution to the United States, we featured an article about African-American artists every weekday. This Friday, we are compiling our art-related news and articles. If you have some free time this weekend and want to make a trip to Philly, the Philadelphia MuseumRead the Rest…

    THE LIVING HISTORY OF CHICAGO’S BLACK RENAISSANCE

    January 22nd, 2015 · 2:00 pm  →  20th Century art American History Art History Blog Chicago

    The Harlem Renaissance in New York, NY, has loomed large as one of the most important eras and movements of African American contributions to art, music, and literature. The movement launched luminaries such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jacob Lawrence, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong into the annals of American culture and history. However,Read the Rest…

    THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENS: MIR APPRAISAL’S ENCOUNTER WITH THE VIVIAN MAIER COLLECTION

    January 16th, 2015 · 10:12 am  →  Blog

    Although largely unrecognized as a photographer during her lifetime, Vivian Maier (American, 1926-2009) and her massive collection of street photographs have catapulted onto the international art scene in the years since the artist’s death. The near-encyclopedic breadth of Maier’s oeuvre, combined with her precise instinct for capturing dynamic compositions, reminiscent of legendary street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson’s theory of the “decisiveRead the Rest…