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In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits to showcase the “Works of Industry of All Nations.” The exhibits included almost every marvel […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wayne Thiebaud still-life, $78,650, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A still-life painting by Wayne Thiebaud (Am., b. 1920), titled Watermelon Slice (1958), sold for $78,650 at an auction held Feb. 18-19 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, Thiebaud’s Skyline, New York City (1956) hit $48,400; a watercolor by Chiura Obata (Am./Jap., […]

Daniel H. Weiss Named Next President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(New York, March 10, 2015)—The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years […]