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A singular and important gift of Native American art has been unanimously accepted into the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City by its Board of Trustees. The collection of Joanne and Lee Lyon, acquired over decades, contains a number of masterworks, including a group of 14 Southeastern Woodlands and Delaware bandolier bags believed to be the largest such collection in the world.

“The tremendous generosity of Joanne and Lee Lyon represents a pivotal moment in the history of the Nelson-Atkins,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins.

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In the annals of Native American art history, Ralph T. Coe (1929-2010) ranks as one of the good guys. A scion of a wealthy Ohio family, he grew up amid Impressionist art, but he appreciated the aesthetic value of Indian art and strove to persuade reluctant art museums, which mainly recognized its ethnographic significance.

Trained in art history at Oberlin and Yale, and eventually director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, “Ted” Coe made his first purchase—a Northwest Coast totem pole—at age 26. By the time he died, he left some 2,000 pieces to the Ralph T. Coe Foundation, which has lent about 200 of them to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian here for “Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art.”

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Seattle Art Museum is featuring a major exhibit of American Indian art early in 2015.

"Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection" opens at the downtown museum on Feb. 12 and runs through May 17, 2015.

The exhibit is drawn from the celebrated Native American art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker of New York City. It is organized by the American Federation of Arts. It will feature 122 masterworks representing tribes and First Nations across the North American continent.

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Philbrook Museum of Art announced the important gift of 364 works of Hopi art, including katsinas, basketry and other media from Atlanta and Santa Fe-based collector, Wayne S. Hyatt. Featuring works by more than 160 artists, the Hyatt Collection both expands and strengthens the impressive survey of 20th and 21st century Native American art within the Philbrook holdings.

The Hyatt family began traveling to the Hopi reservation in northern Arizona in the late 1980s, quickly becoming friends with many artists representing several Hopi communities. With the encouragement and involvement of his late wife Amanda, as well as the continued interest and support of his current wife Margaret, the Hyatt collection now includes a broad range of works spanning the late 1980s to 2013. “The Hopi Collection I am giving to Philbrook consists of far more than cottonwood and plant fibers, carvings and baskets,” said Hyatt. “It contains cultural, indeed spiritual, components as well. Visiting dear friends and ‘family’ on the Mesas and being receptive to what they help me understand has been a vital, motivating force to my collecting.”

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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is exhibiting a new installation drawn from the museum’s Native American art collection — the oldest, most comprehensive ongoing collection of its kind in the Western hemisphere.

Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast celebrates the rich artistic legacy of Native artists along the Pacific Northwest Coast while exploring dynamic relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings. Featuring nearly 30 works from the 19th century to present day, the installation includes superlative examples of works on paper, wood carvings, textiles, films, music and jewelry. Raven’s Many Gifts is on view through mid-2015.

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The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) announced today its annual Awards for Excellence in the categories of museum Catalogues, Articles/Essays, and Exhibitions. All AAMC members are eligible for nomination. The AAMC Prize Committee and member juror groups determine awards prior to the AAMC’s Annual Conference and Meeting in May. New to this year’s vetting process, the categories of Awards for Exhibitions and Catalogues were subdivided based on the operating budgets of the members’ museums.

"We were impressed by the quality and depth of the nominations,” says Judith Pineiro, Executive Director of the Association of Art Museum Curators, "It is wonderful that our new selection process allowed for celebrating the outstanding work of so many curators.”

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On Tuesday, April 1, at 10AM, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) will launch its inaugural online antiques show. This innovative show model allows collectors around the world to browse offerings on their computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The digital marketplace will open to participating dealers and patrons at the same time, providing all interested buyers with an equal chance to acquire the show’s most sought after objects.

The ADA’s online show will run around the clock until Thursday, April 3, at 10PM. This unprecedented accessibility allows buyers to visit the show on their own time, despite busy schedules, unpredictable weather or location. A variety of dealers will be offering American antiques and fine art, folk art, Americana, Native American art, and decorative objects. Prices will be clearly listed on the website and each item will be sold with a guarantee of authenticity.

Judith Livingston Loto, the president of the Antiques Dealers’ Association, said, "The ADA is thrilled to bring online antiques shows to the realm of art and antiques. The world of e-commerce has been growing and, while the ADA and others in the field will continue to offer quality material at traditional shows,  with this online buying opportunity we are providing collectors with the means to conveniently shop from home from the same dealers they'd see at a show. All prices will be stated up front and there is no pre-buying."

The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America was established in 1984 as a non-profit trade association. Its main objective is to enhance the professionalism surrounding the business of buying and selling antiques. Each of the ADA’s members are committed to integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct in the antiques trade. To be accepted to the ADA, a dealer must have at least four years of experience in the antiques business, must be recommended by a committee of peers, and is required to sign an agreement promising to abide by the ADA’s bylaws.

To visit the ADA’s online antiques show when it opens on April 1, click here.

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In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ is currently hosting the exhibition ‘100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration.’ The show is organized chronologically and features works from the museum’s permanent collection that reflect its rich history.

The exhibition was unveiled at the museum’s 100th Birthday Party on January 15 and includes works by Childe Hassam, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Robert Henri, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell and Andy Warhol. ‘100 Works for 100 Years’ will be on view through July 31.

The Montclair Art Museum is devoted to American art and Native American art forms. Its collection consists of over 12,000 works and includes paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture dating from the 18th century to the present. The museum has the only gallery in the world dedicated solely to the work of the 19th century American painter George Inness, who lived and worked in Montclair.       

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The Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ will celebrate its 100th anniversary on January 15, 2014. Beginning this fall and continuing throughout the following year, the museum will hold a variety of celebratory events and activities. In addition, the Montclair Museum will install the first in what it hopes to be a series of commissioned works for the institution’s outdoor sculpture garden. The sculptor Jean Shin will create works for this year’s installation.

Highlights from the upcoming centennial celebration include 100 Year, 100 Voices, a crowdsourced audio-tour project that invites members of the Montclair community to comment on their favorite work in the upcoming exhibition 100 Works for 100 Years; a lecture by University of San Francisco professor and author of Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of the Museum in America, Marjorie Schwarzer; and Robert Smithson’s New Jersey, an exhibition highlighting the monumental works of New Jersey native and one of the founders of the Land Art movement, Robert Smithson.

The Montclair Art Museum is devoted to American art and Native American art forms. Its collection consists of over 12,000 works and includes paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture dating from the 18th century to the present. The museum has the only gallery in the world dedicated solely to the work of the 19th century American painter George Inness, who lived and worked in Montclair.

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Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the seminar “The World of Art and the Fine Art of Crime” this fall from October 14 to October 18, 2013. The seminar will be helmed by retired art crime specialists from the FBI and Scotland Yard and will explore issues relating to art management, operations and collecting, famous art crimes, and international repatriation efforts.

The seminar will include lectures by two renowned art crime investigators – Richard Ellis, a former detective with New Scotland Yard who helped lead the Art & Antiques Squad for over a decade, and Virginia Curry, a former FBI undercover agent and Art Crime Team member who has worked on a number of high profile cases. The daily talks will be complemented by trip to museums, galleries, and auction houses to speak with various arts managers. Topics will include security and provenance issues, Nazi thefts during World War II, the looting of Native American art, and issues of rightful ownership.

“The World of Art and the Fine Art of Crime” has been made possible by the Meadows School’s division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship.


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