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Gallery Talk: Bauhaus Summers on Cape Cod

Juliet Kepes, Gyorgy Kepes, Connie Breuer and friends in Wellfleet, circa early 1960s. Image courtesy of Julie Kepes Stone. Join us: Bauhaus Summers on Cape Cod

presented by Peter McMahon

Starting in the late 1930s, in the back woods of Wellfleet, a group of self-taught American designers collaborated with some of Europe’s most influential avant garde architects to create the outer Cape’s unique modern houses. This illustrated presentation will explore this history, as well as current efforts to save a group of important abandoned houses, and to repurpose them as a platform for new creative work.Read More

The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire

Talk by Jewelry Historian Francesca Cartier Brickell

Join us for an evening with author, Francesca Cartier Brickell, to immerse yourself in the captivating story of the family behind Cartier, and learn how a humble Parisian jewelry store became a global luxury icon.

The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartiers brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry.… Read More

Books in Movies: Binding for Little Women

Fine Books & Manuscripts Director Devon Eastland discusses bookbinding for the set of Little Women

Thursday, November 14

Join us for Devon Eastland‘s talk on the process of collaborating with filmmakers to create and source period appropriate journals, sketchbooks, portfolios, printed books, and other bibliophilic material for the latest film version of Little Women, to be released Christmas 2019.

5:30PM reception | 6PM presentation

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SKINNER BOSTON63 Park Plaza, Boston

This event is held in conjunction with the November 11-17 Fine Books & Manuscripts online auction.… Read More

“The Collector’s Eye” | Gallery Walk with Director Lawrence Kearney

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 | SKINNER BOSTON | 5:30PM-7PM

A beautiful Oriental rug has the power to captivate the imagination with its intricate patterns and delicate colors. Join Skinner specialist Lawrence Kearney for a preview and guided gallery walk discussion of the October 27 Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction. The reception will begin at 5:30PM and the walk at 6PM.

All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. Please let us know you will be attending at 508-970-3240 or events@skinnerinc.com, or by registering through the button below.… Read More

American & European Works of Art Gallery Receptions

Join us!

Thursday, September 26 | 5PM

Enjoy wine & hors d’oeuvres as you preview the American & European Works of Art auctions.

Friday, September 27 | 10:30AM

The festivities continue with a petite brunch of pastries and mimosas.

Free and open to the public. Register below.

Skinner Boston Gallery63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Gallery Talk | Modern Japanese Prints

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 | SKINNER BOSTON

Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), Woodblock Print (Lot 1134, Estimate: $400-600)

Please join us for a gallery talk by Japanese prints dealer and lecturer Allison Tolman, focusing on modern Japanese prints.

The reception will begin at 5PM in the Boston Gallery, followed by the talk at 5:30PM. Please register below.

This event is held in conjunction with the September live Asian Works of Art auction and Japanese Prints online auction.Read More

Fresh to Market: Two Sargent Watercolors in Context

Talk by Scholar and Curator Trevor Fairbrother

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Skinner is delighted to offer two works by John Singer Sargent that have been with a local family for over ninety years. Scholar and Curator Trevor Fairbrother will give a breezy overview of the artist’s work as a watercolorist and take a close look at these splendid Italian images – Bologna Fountain and Olive Grove.

RECEPTION 5:30PM, TALK 6PM

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Trevor Fairbrother earned both his B.A.… Read More

Exploring Chinese Textiles | Gallery Walk

 

Thursday, March 21| Reception 5:30PM, Gallery Walk 6PM

Join specialist Helen Eagles from the Asian Works of Art Department for a gallery walk and discussion about the Chinese textiles from the London textile collection of Nancy Murphy featured in the March 22 Asian Works of Art auction.

Primarily dating to the end of the Qing dynasty, the collection showcases purses, fan cases, and collars. The accessories are embellished and embroidered in a variety of stitches with decorations rich in blessings for the wearer, and provide an excellent introduction to the wider symbolism and techniques unique to Chinese textiles.Read More

Looking at Sculpture: A Hands-on Evening with Conservator Rika Smith

January 24, 2019 | Reception 5:30PM, Gallery Walk 6PM

Boston Gallery | 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Rika Smith, art conservation expert in cast bronze sculpture, will join us for an evening of conversation about all things bronze.

Using artworks presented for the Fine Arts & Painting auction on January 25, 2019 by Isidore Bonheur, Harry Jackson, and Mimmo Paladino, we will examine the sculptures to identify casting methods, finishing techniques, and types of patination.… Read More

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970

 

Friday, January 11 | Reception: 5:30PM, Talk: 6:00PM 

Boston Gallery  |  63 Park Plaza, Boston 02116 

Elizabeth A. Williams, the David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will speak about Gorham silver and the upcoming RISD Museum exhibition, Designing Innovation: The Gorham Manufacturing Company, American Silver 1850-1970, opening May 2019. This talk is held in conjunction with the January 12 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction, featuring Gorham silver.

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