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  • THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF ACOMA POTTERY

    In Southwestern New Mexico, nestled atop a high sandstone mesa overlooking vast arroyos and valleys,  is the oldest inhabited community in North America — the Acoma Pueblo, also known as “sky city”.  Located approximately one hour west of Albuquerque, NM, this is where the Acoma people have lived for centuries, producing an inspiring wealth ofRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Jackson Pollock paintings are notorious hard to conserve due to the nature of the material he used to create them. With this in mind, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf is cleaning Pollock’s “Number 32” for the first time inRead the Rest…

    JUNE 26TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    I know I’ve said this already, but this cold weather is keeping keeping on! Hopefully, summer will arrive by the Fourth of July. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This Saturday we will have two appraisers at the East Dundee Antique AppraisalRead 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…

    CHANOYU: CERAMICS OF THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY

    February 19th, 2015 · 10:54 am  →  Ancient Art Antiques Asian Art Blog Ceramics

    The Japanese tea ceremony is a cultural activity that involves a traditional preparation of matcha, or powdered green tea. The term chanoyu, which translates to “hot water for tea”  in English, is the Japanese name for the tea ceremony ritual. (1)  The ritual is a long-standing cultural tradition in Japan that was influenced by the Chinese tea ceremonyRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 5: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we will post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is the 12th annual Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park. The Renegade Craft Fair is a national network of craft fairs serving the DIY community: Everything at the fairs reflects our commitment to showcase the bestRead the Rest…

    ALL-AMERICAN POTTERY: THE ART & HISTORY BEHIND ROOKWOOD POTTERY

    The United States of America has a long history of American-made art pottery companies. However, there are a small number of American pottery companies founded by women. Rookwood Pottery Company, founded in 1880, is just that. Rookwood, the first woman-owned manufacturing company in the United States, was started by Maria Longsworth Nichols Storer who ran theRead the Rest…