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  • WHAT MAKES JADE VALUABLE?

    September 20th, 2016 · 2:00 pm  →  Antiques Asian Art Blog Jewelry

    Jade has been revered by many cultures for its beauty, durability, and its presumed metaphysical properties, which include the ability to manifest various aspects of spirituality, as well as heal both the body and mind. The word Jade originally comes from the the Spanish expression, “piedra de ijada” which literally translates to “the stone of theRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 2ND- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s almost Labor Day, and though it’s sad to say goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward long weekend and the exciting energy of changing seasons. But before we head out, we hope you enjoy these recent stories! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.Read the Rest…

    AUGUST 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and we’re looking forward to the weekend! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This closes this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition “Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection” is a wonderfulRead the Rest…

    IS IT CHINESE OR JAPANESE?: NAVIGATING PICTORIAL TRADITIONAL WOODBLOCK PRINTS

    One of the most common concerns people have regarding their woodblock print are their true ethnic origins. To the untrained eye, identifying ethnic origin can be a difficult task, especially if contextual evidence is missing or is undecipherable. In the case of pictorial Japanese or Chinese woodblock prints, there are distinct technical and stylistic features each print may contain,Read the Rest…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 18TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy fall! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “David Adjaye.” With over 50 built projects across the world, David Adjaye is rapidly emerging as a major international figure in architecture and design. Rather thanRead the Rest…

    MAY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

     Now that summer is upon us, Chicago’s art scene is waking up! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This week! Pivot Arts Festival has a series of performances tonight through June 7th in Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown neighborhoods. Pivot Arts launchesRead the Rest…

    APRIL 3RD: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy April! Haven’t the last couple of days been lovely? The crocuses are even starting to bloom! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “Spreading Devotion: Japanese and European Religious Prints.” Both in the East andRead the Rest…

    MARCH 6TH: FRIDAY LINK-ROUNDUP

    Happy Daylight Savings weekend! Here is to remembering to set your clock an hour ahead on Sunday. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening Tuesday! Faheem Majeed’s first solo museum exhibition. “Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surroundingRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We hope everyone had a lovely post-Valentine’s week. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you know that every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, the Chicago Cultural Center does free tours at 1.15pm? If you’ve never done it, this weekend is the weekendRead the Rest…