• Blog
  • CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: THE CAMPANILE GALLERIES ESTATE

    November 26th, 2014 · 3:05 pm  →  19th Century Art 20th Century art Antiques Appraisal Blog

    In celebration of our 20th year in business, each month we will revisit a favorite case from our past that demonstrates our commitment to thorough, detailed research and analysis. This month’s article takes us back to the late 1990s, when we researched and appraised the impressive collection of artworks and personal property items from theRead the Rest…

    NOVEMBER 21ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! We have definitely concluded winter is finally here. Although it is freezing outside, maybe the knowledge that next Thursday you will be stuffing yourself with stuffing will keep you warm. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Go see Belgian artist James Ensor’s monumentalRead the Rest…

    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…

    OCTOBER 31: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    October 31st, 2014 · 3:35 pm  →  Ancient Art Appraisal Art History Art Market Contemporary Art Link Roundup

    Happy Halloween! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.   Opening tomorrow at the Art Institute of Chicago: “James Welling: Diary of Elizabeth and James Dixon, 1840-41.” “Diary/Landscape,” a central part of this exhibition, was his first mature body of work which heralded theRead 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…