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  • ASK MIR: PROPERLY IMAGING YOUR ARTWORK

    Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for this excellent question. In this technological age, our work is becoming more and more digital. While no photograph will ever be a comparable substitute to examining a piece of artwork in person, we frequently inspect artworks via images provided by our clients. As you can imagine, images thatRead the Rest…

    MECHANICAL BANKS: MAKE SAVING MONEY FUN!

    Still banks where coins are deposited into a receptacle by hand have been around for centuries, but the introduction of mechanical banks in the late 1800s added a level of entertainment to saving your pennies. Mechanical banks differ from still banks in that they require the coin to be deposited through a mechanical process. TheRead 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…

    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…

    JULY 31ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe July is already over. The summer is flying by. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Smart Museum of Art‘s courtyard is hosting Chicago’s Official Ambassador for Hair Affairs, Mather Seerlo’s Hair Fair. This event is aimed towardsRead the Rest…

    JEWELRY: AN ART FORM TO BE VALUED

    A piece of jewelry can be as multifaceted as traditional fine art. Jewelry is more often than not considered an ornament, a decorative accessory, and at other times as categorically art. In any case there are numerous qualities that define a particular piece of jewelry. Such features include gem-type, cut, design, metal-type, intricacy and rarity. It is these details, amongRead 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…

    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…

    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…

    DECEMBER 12: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Here is to the last weekend before the holiday season is in full effect! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Support local curators and artists. Go see “Suddenly Plastic” a Chicago Artists Coalition exhibition curated by JGV/WAR and featuring six Chicago-based artists. ItRead the Rest…