In the Pits: Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

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Do you want to capture the imagination of your kids? Take them to the La Brea Tar Pits Museum in Los Angeles. Yeah, they will squirm all the way there and you’ll probably want to wring their little necks once or twice before getting there, but – and it’s a Big But – once there… Read more »

FAQ: What are the Rules Pertaining to Charitable Non-cash Donations?

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For non-cash (e.g. art, cars, other stuff) charitable donations exceeding $500 in total value, IRS Form 8283 is required to be included with your tax return. A formal appraisal report written by a qualified appraiser certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is required for non-cash donations of $5,000 or more. The… Read more »

The Huntington Library, San Marino California: Lithography Exhibit 17 OCT-22 FEB 10

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino California will highlight the largest private collection of color lithography in the United States with the exhibit The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection. This is a massive collection never before seen by the public. For more information: (626)… Read more »

RISD Museum of Art Exhibition: Early Modern Engravers thru 3 JAN 10

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The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum in Providence Rhode Island is featuring an exhibit titled The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480-1650 which will include 85 objects from their collection dating from the Renaissance to the Baroque. For more information: (401) 454-6500 or visit their website.

New England Quilt Museum Exhibit: 24 SEP-15 NOV 09

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Masterpieces: Haberdashery Textiles in Antique Quilts, curated by Laura Fisher of Fisher Heritage in New York City. The New England Quilt Museum is located in Lowell Massachusetts. Come see a “collection of graphic, unusual quilts from the 1850’s through the 1950’s made from a variety of men’s clothing fabrics, from outerwear to intimate apparel, including… Read more »

Prehistoric Fossils: Richmond Virginia Museum thru 20 JUN 10

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Traces of Time: Fossils from the Collection is now on view at the Lora Robbins Gallery of Design from Nature in the Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond Museums in the capital city of Virginia, Richmond. Admission is free. For additional information: (804) 289-8276 or visit their website.

Pocket Watches Exhibit: Lexington Massachusetts thru 21 FEB 10

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Explore the concept of timekeeping in Lexington Massachusetts. See an exhibit titled For All Time: Clocks and Watches from the National Heritage Museum. Discover the evolution of the clock, from Willard tallcase clocks to sundials to ordinary affordable timepieces found around a common house. Admission and parking are free. Additional information: (781) 861-6559 or visit… Read more »

Corning Glass Museum Seminar: 15-17 OCT 09

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The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG)will hold its 48th annual seminar in Corning New York. Lecturers and live demonstrators will present dazzling programs all art glass aficionados will appreciate. Contact Louise Maio (607) 974-4084 or go to their website. Cost for non-members is $250.