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Protesters Take to Tate Modern to Denounce Major Donor

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Billionaire Len Blavatnik was knighted in 2017 for his philanthropic contributions to the arts in London. The post Protesters Take to Tate Modern to Denounce Major Donor appeared first on Artnet News.

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‘Groundbreaking’ UK exhibition spotlights work of disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists

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Towards New Worlds brings together the 'critically robust' work of 15 creatives, in an attempt to dispel the pejorative perceptions associated with work by disabled artists

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Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory

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Henry VIII courted his doomed second wife at her family castle in Kent. The post Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home Is Restored to Its Tudor Glory appeared first on Artnet News.

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Atop MGH, psychedelics scientists grow plants that could change your mind

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The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans. They're hoping to answer profound questions about what the plants might teach us about consciousness and whether they can help develop new psychiatric drugs. The researchers are using stem cell technology to create what they call "mini brains" and test how psychoactive substances may affect humans.

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Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York

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NEW YORK — Doyle New York‘s sale of the personal effects of Broadway musical master Stephen Sondheim soared far beyond healthy estimates June 18, drawing fans of the legendary composer who wanted to own a piece of his illustrious career and passions. Complete results are available at LiveAuctioneers. The most anticipated lot did not disappoint. […] The post Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Artnet Auctions Specialist Laetitia Guillotin on the Booming Market for Artists Prints (And What Makes Them So Special)

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Laetitia Guillotin recently joined the Artnet Auctions Prints and Multiples team as their London-based specialist. The post Artnet Auctions Specialist Laetitia Guillotin on the Booming Market for Artists Prints (And What Makes Them So Special) appeared first on Artnet News.

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New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return

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Nicholas Cullinan became director of the British Museum in March. The post New British Museum Director Proposes ‘Lending Library’ to Address Parthenon Marbles Return appeared first on Artnet News.

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6 Visual Artists Who Dabbled in Jewelry-Making

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How Visual Artists Became Jewelry Artists Jewelry-making and art share a long, interwoven history, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that artists discovered the true potential of jewelry as another form of expression. These miniature works of art, often conceived for loved ones and intended for a very select market of connoisseurs, gave many artists the opportunity to test their practical ability and confront unprecedented constraints.

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Meet the newest baseball hall-of-famer: Red Sox announcer Joe Castiglione

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On Saturday, a regional legend will get his due by the national pastime. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will honor Red Sox radio play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione with the 2024 Ford C. Frick Award, which celebrates the elite broadcasters of the game. On Saturday, a regional legend will get his due by the national pastime. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will honor Red Sox radio play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione with the 2024 Ford C.

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Authentic Marilyn Monroe bathing suit and more head to market at Embassy July 25

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KIZERS, PA — Five authenticated Marilyn Monroe-worn or -used items come to market as star lots in the Pieces of History sale scheduled for July 25 at Embassy Auctions International. All the star lots are framed with some are signed by the late actress and performer. Estimated at $40,000-$60,000 is Monroe’s (1926-1962) bathing suit purchased […] The post Authentic Marilyn Monroe bathing suit and more head to market at Embassy July 25 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession?

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Art History majors face an unemployment rate of 8 percent, a new study has found. The post Do Art History Majors Really Face the Worst Job Prospects of Any Profession? appeared first on Artnet News.

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Green is the new black | Yinka Shonibare's Serpentine show reveals what cultural exchange can do for the climate crisis

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Shonibare, who was raised between London and Lagos, is employing his socially engaged practice to tackle the complex relationship between colonialism and ecological devastation

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Modern Design at Auction

Maine Antique Digest

Rago, Lambertville, New Jersey Photos courtesy Rago Auctions reflect the taste of the minute. The Rago sale of modern design May 16 in Lambertville, New Jersey, and the contemporary glass sale that followed on May 17 are good examples. The two sales covered a broad range of 20th-century design.

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Hess Auction Group

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The post Hess Auction Group appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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Luxury designer fashion comes to market in New York July 23

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NEW YORK — Jasper52 brings nearly 500 lots of luxury designer fashion from the biggest names in the business to market Tuesday, July 23 at 6 pm Eastern time. The complete catalog is now open for bidding at LiveAuctioneers. The first highlight is a Chanel black tweed and metallic thread sleeveless midi dress in size […] The post Luxury designer fashion comes to market in New York July 23 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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How an Art Heist at Taco Bell Is Fueling a Thriving Black Market

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Mark T. Smith created the art for the brand over 20 years ago. The post How an Art Heist at Taco Bell Is Fueling a Thriving Black Market appeared first on Artnet News.

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Art-world social media specialists are on the rise—but is the sector really ready for digital success?

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Museums are addressing a lack of in-house expertise in creating digital content by hiring from a growing pool of social-savvy freelancers

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Great Picking at Gilmanor Farm

Maine Antique Digest

Virginia Pickers Antiques & Collectables Show, Glen Allen, Virginia The weekend of May 17 and 18 marked the 12th installment of the Virginia Pickers Antiques & Collectables Show. The biannual event is held at Joel Gilman’s Gilmanor Farm in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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Deepen Your Learning at the 2024 AASLH Annual Conference with Workshops

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Deepen Your Learning at the 2024 AASLH Annual Conference with Workshops Workshops at the AASLH Annual Conference explore a topic over a half- or full day. This extended time allows you to more deeply understand the subject and how you can implement what you’ve learned at your organization. Workshops are available on Wednesday and Saturday. There is an additional cost to participate in workshops, and preregistration is required.

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Personal correspondence between Lady and Princess Diana and the former Spencer family housekeeper set to sell at Sworders July 30

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ESSEX, UK — Two dozen letters and cards from Diana Princess of Wales to her family’s former housekeeper come to auction in Essex this summer. Sworders’ Out of the Ordinary sale on July 30 includes a trove of correspondence between the princess and the lady she knew simply as Collie. Violet Collison had been the […] The post Personal correspondence between Lady and Princess Diana and the former Spencer family housekeeper set to sell at Sworders July 30 appeared first on Auction Central News

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Long-Lost ‘Star Trek’ Props Resurface After More Than 50 Years

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Captain Kirk's famed phaser and communicator are headed to auction. The post Long-Lost ‘Star Trek’ Props Resurface After More Than 50 Years appeared first on Artnet News.

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How the ‘world’s most beautiful bookstore’ is fighting misinformation in Portugal

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Livraria Lello’s charitable arm, headquartered in a 14th-century Gothic monastery just outside Porto, seeks to educate visitors through its inaugural exhibition

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AAA Selects 2024 OpEd Project Participants!

American Anthropological Association

Congratulations to the 20 AAA members selected for this year’s “Write to Change the World” OpEd Project ! The finalists include members with diverse backgrounds, a representation of the four subfields, and geographically located across a broad spectrum of the United States. Their expertise covered a range of topical issues, including the Indian fashion industry, matchmaking and online dating in Japan, and yes, even the global social lives of a cocktail – the Singapore Sling.

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Day in Review (July 22–25)

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Last Updated on July 22, 2024, 3:45 pm ET Sign up to receive the Day in Review by email. Jump to: Tuesday, July 23 | Wednesday, July 24 | Thursday, July 25 Monday, July 22 Top o’ the Review Al “Deepfake” Faces Detected Using Astronomy Methods (Nature) Also from Nature: ChatGPT for Science: How to Talk to Your Data AI’s Impact on Black Americans (HAI: Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence) As Generative Models Improve, People Adapt Their Prompts (arXiv) Book and Media Censors

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Wayne Wright collection powers the two-day Summer World Treasures sale at Jackson’s July 30-31

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CEDAR FALLS, IA — The lifetime collection of Wayne Wright (1938-2015) comes to Jackson’s International Auctioneers as a 700-plus lot two-day Summer World Treasures sale July 30 and July 31. Wright was a passionate collector who focused on early 20th century leaded glass lamps, with more than 100 starring in the sale. Coming to market […] The post Wayne Wright collection powers the two-day Summer World Treasures sale at Jackson’s July 30-31 appeared first on Auction Central News

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Hundreds of 7,000-Year-Old Standing Stone Circles Discovered in Saudi Arabia

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These structures acted as shelters that could be easily disassembled. The post Hundreds of 7,000-Year-Old Standing Stone Circles Discovered in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Artnet News.

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Iowa museum becomes first in US to return looted Benin bronzes to royal ruler

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The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art has defended its decision to hand back two objects to the Oba

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Will antique samplers spell success in sale?

Antique Collecting

Three rare 19th-century samplers made by girls at a Bristol orphanage, will be sold in Tennants Auctioneers’ Fashion, Costume and The post Will antique samplers spell success in sale? appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Bonhams Does the Right Thing

Maine Antique Digest

It took some pressure, but auction house titan Bonhams did the right thing recently when it waived the buyer’s premium for lots sold benefitting a worthy charity—the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Chinese Blue and White Fish Jar in the Yuan Style leads our special five Asian auction highlights

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Chinese Blue and White Fish Jar in the Yuan Style, $1.1 Million GENOA, Italy – There was saleroom drama at Aste di Antiquariato Boetto on June 19 when a 12in (30cm) Chinese blue and white jar estimated at €2,000-€2,300 ($2,150-$2,470) shot to €820,000 ($880,300), ultimately selling for €1 million ($1.1 million) with buyer’s premium. While […] The post Chinese Blue and White Fish Jar in the Yuan Style leads our special five Asian auction highlights appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Iowa Museum Makes Historic Repatriation of Benin Bronzes

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The Stanley Museum of Art is now the first U.S. institution to return works to the former Benin royal family. The post Iowa Museum Makes Historic Repatriation of Benin Bronzes appeared first on Artnet News.

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From a fox to a silky chicken: centuries-old paper cuttings discovered under floorboards of National Trust house

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The objects are believed to have been made by students in the 17th century, when Sutton House was a school

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Silver-mounted hoof set to race away

Antique Collecting

A newly-discovered silver-mounted hoof honouring a horse called Baby killed in the First World War looks set to gallop to The post Silver-mounted hoof set to race away appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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NASA Scientists Surprised by Presence of Sulfur Crystals on Surface of Mars

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About 150 million miles away on the surface of Mars, NASA's one-ton Curiosity rover accidentally rolled over the top of a nondescript white rock, busting it apart to reveal the beautiful yellowish-green crystals of pure sulfur that were inside. While NASA scientists had long known about the presence of opal on the Red Planet, the discovery of elemental sulfur was a complete surprise.

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Canadiana and automobilia collections smashed estimates at Miller & Miller

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NEW HAMBURG, CANADA — Two prominent Canadian collections came to market June 17 at Miller & Miller. The estate of automobilia enthusiast Dr. Michael Francis and the eclectic Canadiana collection of Jon Church were sold in two sessions. The Church items brought the biggest numbers in the dual-session sale. The top lot was a 1936 […] The post Canadiana and automobilia collections smashed estimates at Miller & Miller appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Stegosaurus Skeleton Sells for a Whopping $44 Million, a Dinosaur Auction Record

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The sale price was 643.3 percent more than the high estimate. The post Stegosaurus Skeleton Sells for a Whopping $44 Million, a Dinosaur Auction Record appeared first on Artnet News.

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New York's Hispanic Society launches Goya Research Center

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Headed by the Goya scholar Guillaume Kientz, the new project anticipates the 200th anniversary of the artist’s death in 2028

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