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  • MAY 1ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy May Day! Did you get any baskets of treats? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Register today for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Scavenger Hunt next Saturday! It’s gonna be a blast! The Scavenger Hunt leads you around the Loop to solveRead the Rest…

    MEXICO’S GREAT NATURALIST: JOSÉ MARÍA VELASCO

    José María Velasco was born in Temascalcingo, Mexico, in 1840 to a family of textile merchants. Velasco showed an interest in drawing and design from a young age, often creating amateur sketches in his school books. (8) At the age of 17, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Real Academia de SanRead the Rest…

    APRIL 24TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have some time this weekend? Go see the Driehaus Museum’s exhibition, “Maker and Muse.” Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry features more than two hundred and fifty pieces of jewelry created inRead the Rest…

    APRIL 17TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Did you remember to file your taxes? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening tonight! The National Museum of Mexican Art‘s exhibition, “The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community.” Narrated in a series of vignettes, the book tells the story ofRead the Rest…

    APRIL 10TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    What Spring showers! 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, “Chatter: Architecture Talks Back.” Architecture is a perpetual conversation between the present and the past, knowing full well that the future is listening. SoRead 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 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    At the start of this new season, we send our warmest wishes for a bright and happy spring. Here at MIR, we are looking forward to springtime’s longer days, fresh blooms, and sunshine.  Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend!Read the Rest…

    AN APPRAISER’S EYE ON ANTIQUE BOOKS

    March 26th, 2015 · 9:55 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Blog Books Documents Prints

    Since the invention of the printing press, millions of books have been produced and distributed, meaning that it is not uncommon to come across books that are quite old and interesting at book fairs, used book stores, consignment stores, yard sales, and other commonly accessible venues. These books are fragile and must be handled withRead the Rest…

    MARCH 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Burr! Its still cold out! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tonight! The Art Institute of Chicago presents the keynote address by author Stella Tillyard delivers the keynote address for the exhibit, “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840″ which opened Tuesday!Read the Rest…

    MARCH 13TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Between the beautiful weather and everyone wearing green, it will feel like Spring has finally arrived! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow! Are you going to the annual parade? For over 40Read the Rest…