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Major Donations Keep American Folk Art Museum Going

| January 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ammi Phillips painting on Display at the MetWe are delighted to see that the American Folk Art Museum has recently received a large donation from philanthropist Joyce Berger Cowin and other trustees. The result is that the museum is reasonably secure for the time being, the Pass the Hat Campaign continues. The $3.5 million in gifts from philanthropist Joyce Berger Cowin and […]

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Into Americana Week

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

IMG_2633Americana Week has begun. Yesterday perhaps the first event of the week was a gallery talk at Keno Auctions ”American Still Life Painting in the 19th Century,” with Dr. William H. Gerdts. There’s a good deal of excitement and enthusiasm around Americana Week this year. The American Wing Galleries are re-opening at the Met and […]

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New American Wing Galleries at the Met to be Open for Americana Week

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

image © 2011 Eric MillerThe Metropolitan Museum’s collection of American art returns to view in expanded and dramatic new galleries on January 16, 2012, when the Museum inaugurates the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts. The new installation will provide visitors with a rich and captivating experience of the history of American art from the […]

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Why American Art Pottery is Cool: Experts Talk at the Met

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

American art pottery from George OhrThe Appraisers Association of America does a very good job of keeping its members informed. On October 26, they are sponsoring a talk on American Art Pottery: 1876 – 1930. If you’ve got the time and a buck or two to spend on finding out why so many make a fuss about Rookwood, Newcomb, Greuby, […]

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