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Southern California Consignment Day | Edward-Dean Museum

California Consignment Day

Sunday, October 16 | 9AM-3PM

Meet with Skinner experts Stuart Slavid and Robin Starr 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 Edward-Dean Museum. Please call for an appointment, walk-ins will be contingent upon availability.

House calls will be available on a limited basis October 14, 15 & 17.Read More

Palm Springs Consignment Day | The Edward-Dean Museum

Palm Springs Consignment Day

The Edward-Dean Museum

Saturday, May 2, 2015 10AM-4PM

The Edward-Dean Museum 9401 Oak Glen Road Cherry Valley, CA 92223 Appointments: 951.845.2626

Reserve an appointment with Skinner experts specializing in Fine Art, Fine Jewelry, Fine Silver and Decorative Arts.The cost for verbal appraisal is $10 for one item or three items for $25. All proceeds will go towards the Edward-Dean Museum educational programming or conservation of artifacts.… Read More

In Defense of Snow

I have a confession to make.  When you’re not shoveling it or raking it off your roof, the snow is actually beautiful. You may think I have an acute case of cabin fever, but let me explain before you deem me to be a total nut job.

I grabbed two young friends and my snow shoes and headed to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on a snowy Thursday.  Many of the smaller works near the museum’s entrance were buried beneath mountains of the white stuff, but there was still plenty to see, and all of it was transformed. … Read More

Fine Art Fakes & Forgeries: A Visit to a New Springfield Museums Exhibit

In 2006, the documentary film Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? introduced the general public to the Byzantine process of authenticating works of art. Not surprisingly, this is a subject that hits close to home, as my colleagues in the Skinner American & European Works of Art department and I spend a tremendous amount of time researching works of art and reaching out to authentication experts. Since the release of that film, things have only become more complex in this high-stakes and highly litigious world.… Read More

A Chance to See Stunning Studio Furniture at Fuller Craft Museum

Guest post by Michael McMillan, Curatorial Assistant, Fuller Craft Museum

The Fuller Craft Museum is brimming with excitement as we have recently launched this year’s biggest exhibition: Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State. We are proud to present this furniture show as our contribution to the paramount Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a collaboration that unites eleven institutions in a celebration of furniture-making in the Bay State.… Read More

Welcome to Crystal Bridges: A Brand New Destination for American Art

When you hear the names Rockefeller, Edward A. Whitney, and Henry Clay Frick, you immediately think about the great cultural and art institutions they gave to our country: Rockefeller University, the Whitney Museum, and the Frick. Now, a new name has been added to the list of institutions made possible through philanthropy: Crystal Bridges.

I think this is very much an American tradition: families or individuals who have amassed great wealth reach a point in their lives where they want to give back to the country that afforded them an extraordinary opportunity. Alice Walton and Walmart followed in this tradition of giving something back when they decided to establish Crystal Bridges museum. The museum is devoted to American art and artists, and admission is free, thanks to Walmart’s sponsorship.

The MFA Art of the Americas Wing: Half a Billion Dollars Well Spent

I was privileged to attend the November 13th opening gala for MFA’s new wing. The party itself was quite a blowout, with complimentary libations, exotic bite-sized dinner servings, and a very good dance band.  However, the ever-increasing volume of said band, which seemed intent by the end of the evening on blowing out a few of the glass panels which surround the Shapiro Family Courtyard, drove me to tour the very well soundproofed gallery spaces not once but twice.… Read More