Love of country and ‘Old Ironsides’ inspires former Marine’s nautical collection

G. West “Westy” Saltonstall collection

A visitor to G. West “Westy” Saltonstall’s office could be forgiven for thinking he had mistakenly stumbled into a small gallery of maritime Americana. While marine-oriented, Westy’s esoteric nautical collection ranges from old cigar boxes to paintings to clocks and reflects his love of country, Old Ironsides and his Boston family heritage. Read More +

Auction in Santa Fe features Kit Carson’s flintlock pistol Aug. 11-12, 2012

Kit Carson pistol

Rare items from The Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and the Ralph Meyers Museum of Taos, N.M., are for sale during Auction in Santa Fe Aug. 11-12, 2012. Manitou Galleries is managing sale and its fine art offerings of nearly 300 paintings from past and contemporary masters such as Russell Case, Tim Cox, Conrad Buff, Maynard Dixon, Paxson, Parsons, Payne and many California artists. Read More +

New York’s Museum Mile festival returns June 12

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Ten Fifth Avenue museums along New York’s Museum Mile are opening their doors for free for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration known as the Museum Mile Festival June 12. More than 1,600 museums across the country have opened their doors for free through Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families. Read More +