Seashells Anyone?

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Summer is almost upon us in the northern hemisphere; it’s time to go shelling once again. Nearly everyone likes to walk along a beach searching for nature’s pretty jewels, but few know what it is that they have found when luck presents itself. Well, nowadays on the Web there is an enormous selection of sites… Read more »

High Museum: Monet’s Water Lillies

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Opening 6 JUN 09 at the High Museum in Atlanta Georgia is a new exhibit featuring Claude Monet’s most famous water lillies. Join the exploration of the artist’s transition from impressionism to the abstract in his final years. Attend a lecture by “Director of Collections Dr. David Brenneman as he explores the impact of Claude… Read more »

The Mint Museum: Platform Shoes Then and Now

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One of the world’s finest museums, The Mint, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. On display now through the end of May 2009 is a fine exhibit of ladies’ shoes titled The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now. Gentlemen, set aside the agonizing memory of accompanying your wife to the shoe store, this… Read more »

From Slave to Sharecropper

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Charleston Museum. Currently on display now through 31 AUG 09, features the very interesting special exhibit of what the life and times of African Americans in Charleston (SC) and the low country of South Carolina were like after the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865). “From Slave to Sharecropper demonstrates the austere circumstances under which African Americans… Read more »

Cave Men Had Pin-up Dolls

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Reuters reports that a radiocarbon dated 35,000 year old carving of a sexually suggestive female figure was recently discovered near the Danube Valley in Germany. This voluptuous specimen predates the oldest previous examples by 5,000 years, and thus, must be the earliest known folk art carving of the human form. See, we always have had… Read more »

SEAK: 25-26 June 2009 Hyannis, Cape Cod

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The 18th annual National Expert Witness Conference is scheduled next month. Earn continuing education hours in lovely Hyannis Cape Cod. Top experts from around the country converge to provide interesting lectures on how to perform successfully as an expert witness in many fields. Typical professionals attending SEAK seminars include accident reconstruction specialists, accountants, appraisers, arborists,… Read more »

What the Devil is a Bolzano?

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It’s an art fair in Italy where serious collectors have an opportunity to collect contemporary masterpieces, not mistakes. Bring along your laptop and cell because you’re going to want to do some on-the-spot data mining using the vast resources of ArtPrice as you navigate the aisles 21-24 MAY 2009. This year marks the 6th art… Read more »

Shelburne Museum: Tiffany, Motorcycles, Quilts

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On a bluff overlooking Lake Champlain near Shelburne in western Vermont is a vast museum with 150,ooo works exhibited in 39 different buildings. There is nothing quite like it. You need to check this out sometime over the summer. On display in 2009 is a wonderful collection of Tiffany lamps, jewelry, and furniture, as well… Read more »

National Quilt Museum of the United States

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Located in Paducah, Kentucky, the National Quilt Museum (NQM) has 150 quilts on display at a time in three galleries. The current exhibit features the American Quilter’s Society Best of Show winning quilts from past 25 years. The exhibit runs from 3 April to 6 July 2009. Beginning 22 MAY, running through 10 August, the NQM… Read more »