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  • NOVEMBER 14TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Happy Friday! We  think winter is finally here. Although it is cold outside, the art market was pretty hot this week. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. The Art Institute of Chicago has a monthly ‘After Dark’ and one is tonight! This monthRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 7TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening today, John Malkovich has been reimaged in iconic art and photographs by artist Sandro Miller and his exhibit entitled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters at Edelman Gallery here in Chicago. The exhibit runs from today through JanuaryRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: VIEW FROM THE EAGLE’S NEST

    October 31st, 2014 · 2:41 pm  →  American history Appraisal Art History Blog

    In honor of our 20th year in business, each month we will feature a favorite research case from our past. This month’s article describes our work with public libraries and other learning institutions to research, preserve and protect their collections of treasured objects for future generations.  Throughout MIR Appraisal’s 20 years in business, we have been fortunateRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 24: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   Opening next week at the Art Institute of Chicago, focus: Lucy McKenzie is an exhibition that analyzes the implications and possibilities of self-appropriation. In the exhibition, which will be on view October 28 to January 18, 2015, McKenzie has re-imaginedRead the Rest…

    ARTISAN GLASS AND PERFUME: FROM THE 19TH CENTURY TO TODAY

    October 24th, 2014 · 9:32 am  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Art History Art Nouveau Blog Decorative objects

    This article is the second installment in our series on artisan glass and perfume. For part one of this series, please click here. THE DECORATIVE GLASS GIANTS Towards the advent of the 20th century, several key glass designers had emerged as brands that are still recognizable today. Émile Gallé established a studio and crystal firm inRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 17: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    October 17th, 2014 · 4:49 pm  →  Blog

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend, take part in Open House Chicago! This annual event is one of our favorite Chicago traditions, and we hope that it will become on of yours too: The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago is aRead the Rest…

    OCTOBER 13: MONDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    October 13th, 2014 · 10:22 am  →  20th Century art Art Market Blog Conservation Contemporary Art News

    Every week, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Today is your last chance to see the Magritte exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago! This exhibition, the first major museum show to focus on the artist’s most profoundly inventive and experimental years, features over 100 paintings,Read the Rest…

    OCTOBER 6: MONDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    October 6th, 2014 · 11:30 am  →  American history Art History Blog Conservation Contemporary Art Travel

    Today, to start off your week with some art-related news, we are featuring a Monday link roundup! This weekend, The 1968 Exhibit opened at the Chicago History Museum. The exhibit, which has been touring the United States since October 2011, focuses on all the conflicts and movements of those tumultuous twelve months: The 1968 Exhibit is filledRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: O BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES

    September 30th, 2014 · 11:40 am  →  American history Authentication Blog Historical Documents

    In celebration of MIR Appraisal’s 20th anniversary, each month we will introduce a favorite case from our archives that details our company’s dedication to thorough research and analysis as key steps in the appraisal process. This month’s article describes a unique set of historical documents that we encountered as part of an estate appraisal case in 2008.  Several years ago,Read the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 26: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    September 26th, 2014 · 5:09 pm  →  Blog Conservation Link Roundup News Photography Travel

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   The Filter Photo Festival opens this weekend. The festival, which runs through September 28th, features workshops, exhibitions, and evening programs: The 2014 Festival will take place from September 24th-28th and programming will encompass a variety of events,Read the Rest…