The Michener Museum in Bucks County, Pa. recently added a new name to its prestigious list of accomplished artists. Joseph Porcelli, noted glass artist, painter and columnist with Antique Trader, joined a list of 398 artists of the past and present.
The Haviland Collectors International Foundation started the year with the announcement of new officers. The election took place at the annual conference.
Heritage Square Museum is launching a new event that features 19th century Victorian magic, mind-reading and mysticism
The top lot in Freeman’s recent sale of American furniture, silver, folk and decorative arts set a record for a blanket chest made by Johannes Spitler, which sold for $350,000. The auction generated excitement and interest among American and International institutions, private collectors and dealers and ultimately realized more than $1.74 million.
After shattering attendance records in England, “Norman Rockwell’s America” opened at the Birmingham Museum of Art Sept. 16, 2012. Featuring more than 52 original paintings and all 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers, the exhibition visually chronicles the evolving landscape of American culture and society from 1916-1969 and is one of the largest Rockwell...
San Antonio historian Bob Dale restored an antique Pearl Beer keg delivery wagon and calls it the only wagon from Texas beer brewing heritage. This small beer wagon dropped kegs at the Menger Hotel of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough-Rider fame, the wild and woolly Ironfront, the legendary Buckhorn (still operating on Houston Street), and Billy...
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts exhibit “The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” depicts postcards as an artistic medium, Oct. 24, 2012.
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...
About 500 history buffs visited Virginia’s colonial capitol for the 64th Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, Feb. 19-23, 2012. Curators announced new acquisitions and exhibits for 2012 including several needlework samplers and a paint-decorated North Carolina Chest, circa 1844.
The first forum for people interested in American-made paperweights, old and new, is March 31, 2012, at the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia.