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Friday, 07 October 2016 12:44

Design Unveiled for New Statue of Liberty Museum

A new interactive museum honoring liberty and mass immigration will be the the first building constructed on Liberty island in decades. The $70m project design plans were unveiled Thursday morning. Designer Diane von Furstenberg, chair of the fundraising campaign raising money for the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, said, “Lady Liberty is a symbol of everything America’s about: freedom, hope, possibility and resilience.” The museum will be designed by architecture firm FXFOWLE.

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On Sunday night, Maya Lin was standing in the main hall of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., next to a sculpture of Maya Lin. It was not of her own design, nor did it look anything like her work. It was by a fellow artist, the Berlin-based Karin Sander, who uses 3-D ink-jet printing to fabricate mini-models of men and women out of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. It looks like a Maya Lin action figure. It’s called Maya Lin 1.5.

“Dorothy Moss, the curator, said that they’re always interested in new ways of portraiture,” said Lin, who currently has an installation up at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian that re-creates the Chesapeake Bay using 168,000 marbles.

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The Salon Art + Design, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
November 12-16, 2015
The Salon Art + Design hosts the world's finest galleries in historical, modern and contemporary art and design. Visitors will find works from the great cabinet makers of 18th century France to English Arts + Crafts, Art Deco, Mid Century Modern to today's newest up-and-coming designers. The success of The Salon lies in the quality of the exhibiting galleries, the extremely international flavor of the material, and this eclecticism that is highly sought by today’s collectors and influencers. The Salon is a vetted fair and the only international fair of this caliber to...

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Friday, 06 November 2015 12:33

SOFA CHICAGO Opens with a Brand New Look

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair (also known as SOFA) opens on Thursday, November 5, at Festival Hall at Chicago’s historic Navy Pier. The show, which has run continuously since 1994, is celebrated for its sharp focus on three-dimensional works that blur the boundaries between fine art, decorative art and design. This year’s fair will feature seventy-plus dealers from around the world exhibiting everything from ceramics, wood, glass, and fiber to jewelry, paintings, photography and works on paper.

SOFA will debut a brand new look this year thanks to...

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New York City Jewelry & Watch Show, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
October 30-November 1, 2015

The Palm Beach Show Group continues to expand its impressive line-up of shows with the launch of the New York City Jewelry & Watch Show that will take place October 30 – November 1, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and will feature more than 100 international dealers. The show is poised to be an exciting new event in New York City in the Fall of 2015, showcasing a remarkable array of antique and estate jewelry and watches as well as select contemporary pieces. The show will present the finest jewelry and...

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When: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST to Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST

Where: Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial St., Deerfield, MA 01342

Join Historic Deerfield for an in-depth examination of the decorative arts of New England's inventors, merchants and peddlers during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

When President Adams moved into the new White House in 1800, innovation and adaptation already drove the creative designs of many New England-made objects. Even as elite tastes maintained traditional ties to European styles and materials, the consumer demands of an expanding middle class fueled inventive entrepreneurial approaches to making and selling cheaper American-made attractive goods. At times protected or even encouraged by embargo, war, and westward expansion, New Englanders made and sold a profusion of wares including patent clocks, popular prints, glassware, stoneware, tinware, pewter, cast iron stoves, and stenciled and painted furniture. First competing with and ultimately replacing European manufactures for many families, they infused their products with artistic energy and excitement that spurred a national impulse to "Buy American." Forum speakers and demonstrators will include Peter Benes, Deborah Child, David Jaffee, Amanda Lange, Ned Lazaro, William McMillen, Mary Cheek Mills, Sumpter Priddy, Andrew Raftery, Christine Ritok, and Philip Zea.

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced Wednesday that it will reopen May 14, 2016, after being closed for three years of expansion. When it does, it will have seven floors of exhibition space, and one of those floors, the fourth, is larger than all five floors from the original building designed by Mario Bottathat opened 20 years ago.

“This is a game changer for San Francisco,” said SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. “It lifts us to the top ranks for museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.”

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The 34th San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (FAS) will kick off on Wednesday, October 21, with an opening night Preview Gala at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in the city’s posh Marina District. The distinguished fair, which brings together an extraordinary range of fine and decorative arts, including American, English, Continental, and Asian furniture and decorative objects, fine art, jewelry, and much more, will be chaired by the leading interior designer Suzanne Tucker.

Says Tucker, “Many of the finest dealers from...

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The International Fine Art & Antiques Show is shaking things up for its 27th iteration. Held at the distinguished Park Avenue Armory from October 23–29, 2015, the fair will debut a new name and logo as well as an updated marketing aesthetic. Now simply called The International Show, the fair, which has historically featured fine art and antiques, will also include twentieth century and contemporary art and design. According to Anna Haughton, who organizes the fair alongside Brian Haughton, “20th century/contemporary design/works of art, now a fully ensconced collecting area at the fair, is represented by exceptional dealers.” The fair has also added “Art, Antiques and Design” to its title to cover the three major categories represented at the fair. The Haughtons believe that...

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Frieze London, Regent’s Park, London
October 14-17, 2015
Frieze London features over 160 of the world’s most exciting galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks. In 2014, the fair also introduced Live – a new section dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations. Frieze London is housed in a bespoke structure in The Regent’s Park, in the heart of London, within easy walking distance of the city’s West End. This year...

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