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FISHER HERITAGE Moves to Chelsea

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

FISHER HERITAGE owner Laura FisherFISHER HERITAGE, the gallery of Laura Fisher that specializes in antique and vintage textiles, is now located in  Chelsea. The gallery is in the Bedrock Warehouse at 241 Eleventh Avenue at 26th street.   The new gallery is just a block from the Highline and is filled with  quilts, hooked rugs, woven coverlets, rag woven carpet, […]

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ADA Spring Show Exclusively Online, Opening April 1

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

ADA online show logoWith the  unfortunate  news that Philadelphia will be bereft of  Barnstar’s 23 Street Armory Show in April, collectors get the good   news that the American Antique Dealers are looking to Internet rather than a physical venue for their upcoming Spring show.  The ADA Show will be a 24-hour marathon for four days. Shoppers will view […]

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23 St. Armory Show Cancelled

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Frank Gaglio, Barnstar ProductionsDue to a  change in the Philadelphia tax structure,  The 23rd St. Armory Show, which ran for 19 successful years, is cancelled. The news is devastating for both exhibitors and collectors.  The 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show championed the concept of Antiques Week in Philadelphia, increasing the draw for collectors from out of state making […]

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Philadelphia Museum Curator Receives Award from Japan

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Fischer Philly MuseumDr. Dr. Felice Fischer, t he Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has been honored with of Japan’s highest accolades, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold, and Silver Rays.  The honor acknowledges Dr. Fischer’s lifelong contributions to mutual understanding and […]

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Revealing the Jasper Johns/John Lund Collaboration

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jasper Johns Medal of FreedomThe Katonah Museum in Katonah, NY, will explore the little known story of the collaboration between American art icon Jasper Johns and master printmaker John Lund in an exhibition that opens on March 23rd. Working side-by-side the two achieved the artist’s vision in prints. Forty-seven of them are featured in the exhibition, the fist to explore […]

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Japan’s Influence on Western Artists Opens in Nashville

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Americana WeekWe may think Globalism is a 21st C. concept, but apparently it isn’t. It looks like Japan’s influence on Western art goes back as far as the mid 19th C.  and  continued well into the early 20th C, influencing such innovators as Mary Cassat, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Edvard Munch. Japan’s influence was so far […]

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Two Chinese Universities To Get American Art Scholars

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fullbright logoTsinghua University and Peking University in Beijing will soon gain the benefit of Fulbright scholars teaching historical American art, The Terra Foundations for American Art annunced recently.  The programs will begin in 2014. Applications for scholarship awards are being accepted now. TIn 2011, the foundations expanded  programming in China an Asia.  was made in 2011.  The […]

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