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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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Southern California Consignment Days | March 2019

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 10AM-4PM

Meet with Skinner experts Stuart Slavid and Robin Starr at the Edward-Dean Museum & Gardens for a verbal evaluation and possible consignment of your fine art and antiques. The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Museum. Please call the Museum at 951-845-2626 for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.… Read More

The Aesthetics of Function: The Influence of the Japanese Tea Ceremony in Modern American Studio Ceramics

“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism—Teaism…a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence.  It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order.  It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”

Okakura Kazuko, The Book of Tea

When the centuries old Japanese tea ceremony crosses national and international boundaries not only does it deposit forms and aesthetics in these new cultural territories, but  it also borrows from them, enriching the aesthetic vocabulary of utensils intended for, or adapted for, use in the tea ceremony.… Read More