Symposium: American Studio Crafts: An Emerging Force in the Decorative Arts Market

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Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue, NYC “Join AAA Member Kate Carmel for a day-long symposium dedicated to American Studio Crafts with experts Frank Maraschiello, Bonhams; Tina Oldknow, Corning Museum of Glass; Ulysses S. Dietz, The Newark Museum; Robert Aibel, Moderne Gallery; David McFadden, Museum of Arts and… Read more »

CONNECTICUT VALLEY TOBACCO MUSEUM

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You were naïve to believe tobacco is only grown in the south. “The John E. Luddy/Gordon S. Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, and interprets the scope of the tobacco industry in Tobacco Valley, which stretches from Portland, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River Valley through Massachusetts and the lower tip of Vermont…. Read more »

Seminar: “Making Sense of Contemporary Art” 30 JUN 09

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Michener Museum 30 JUN 09. “Contemporary art and artists in the Museum collection are the focus of this special seminar that features the lecture “Making Sense of Contemporary Art,” by Kristy Krivitsky, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. Wendy Osterweil, Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, Tyler School of Art, will explore the use of… Read more »

NC State University Insect Museum

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It’s a bug museum! Hey, they’re a good source of protein. And also we need to know our enemies. So take some time off to see the critters at North Carolina State University. “Housed in the Department of Entomology and the College of Agriculture & Life Science, the NCSU Insect Museum is dedicated to the… Read more »

World’s Greatest Glassblower: Lino Tagliapietra

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There’s something wonderful about scooping up a handful of sand and turning it into a magnificent masterpiece of fine art. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, but Lino Tagliapietra makes it appear just about that simple. Discover the world of art glass at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Watch glass being made… Read more »

WPA Posters 1937-1943

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At the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania is a rare exhibit of WPA posters through August 2nd 2009. Description: “In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of his New Deal program to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. The WPA funded hundreds of murals… Read more »

Pulp Fiction: Art Using Recycled Paper

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At the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown Pennsylvania is an unusual exhibit through June 28th 2009. Description: “For decades, innovative artists manipulated paper products as a means of creative expression. This process is rooted in older traditions that are often culturally unique such as origami in Japan or Scherenschnitte in Germany. Contemporary artists, especially… Read more »

Potomac Celtic Festival: Living History

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Leesburg Virginia: June 13 & 14, 2009 “To be held once again on the picturesque historic green near the Morven Park Mansion and Museum, the 2009 festival will include continual music and dance from many of your Celtic favorites, juried crafters and specialty import vendors, 2000 years of Living History reenactments, storytelling in the grove,… Read more »

WWI & WWII Trench Art

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One of my ASA certifications is American Folk Art. This came to pass a few years ago because I submitted to the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) a proposal for a folk art category which it lacked. After some nonsensical political turmoil my proposal was accepted. I subsequently wrote two 100 question tests for applicants to take… Read more »