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The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection Live Auction Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est | Fine Art and Works on Paper Click Here for Day 1 Details Live Auction Day 2: Saturday, May 1, 10am est | Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Click Here for Day 2 Details Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery Talks (free, open to the public, refreshments) Julia Zagar, Isaiah Zagar and Bob Brand, Saturday, April 23, 2pm, “Art of the Mexican Mask” Bob Brand, Sunday, April 24, 2pm, “The Printing Press, the 15th Century’s Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia” Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service. The first part of the auction, on April 30th, will showcase over 400 lots of the Brand-Werthan’s fine art and works on paper, which includes an exceptional collection of prints, [...]

April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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5 Days In May: Return of The Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery

Material Culture is deeply honored to again host the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery, India. Please join us for the Construction and Dismantling of a Sacred Tibetan Buddhist Sand Mandala 5 DAYS: Wednesday, May 4 - Sunday, May 8, 11am-5pm, Daily DISMANTLING: Sunday, May 8, 3:30 pm During their stay with us, their lovely sacred crafts will also be offered for sale. The sale of these items and donations for their ceremonies and events go to funding the monastery in India. It is truly an honor to host the monks and support the important spiritual works which they dedicate their lives to. Join us for Baba Olga’s Mother’s Day Buffet On the Day of Dismantling the Sacred Mandala! Sunday, May 8, Noon-3pm BYOB Info / Menu / Reservations

April 19th, 2016|Events, Retail Store, Store News|

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STORE AUCTIONS EVENTS/CATERING Since 1993, thousands of savvy shoppers and collectors have taken inspiration and resource in Material Culture's vast and constantly changing inventory of one of a kind items for their home, garden, commercial, and special design projects. Store Hours: Open 7 Days, 11am-5pm Serving Buyers and Sellers nationally and around the globe, including Estates, Individuals, Businesses, Museums, Universities, and Non-profits. Material Culture’s auctions offer a broad and exciting range of Antiques, Asian Arts, Fine Art, Folk Art, Ethnographic Arts, Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Couture, Jewelry, Timepieces, Silver, Objets de Vertu, Fine Books & Manuscripts. Auction Department Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Expect the unexpected when holding your special event at Material Culture. Since 1993, great values and affordable pricing have been a hallmark for customers at Material Culture. That tradition now extends to holiday parties, weddings, receptions, fundraisers, meetings, showers, rehearsal dinners, bar or bat mitzvahs.

April 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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Baba Olga’s Mother’s Day Buffet, Sunday, May 8

Baba Olga’s Kitchen Presents Aliza Green's Mother's Day Buffet! Sunday, May 8, Noon-3pm BYOB With Live Music! PURCHASE TICKETS $35.00 Per Person Half-Price for Children 12 and Under Buffet Menu: Bread Pudding French Toast with Warm Pennsylvania Maple Syrup (vegetarian) Asparagus, Grape Tomato, Scallion & Vermont Sharp Cheddar Frittata Crisp North Country Bacon Provençal Vegetable Tart with Herbed Goat Cheese Moroccan Orange, Fennel & Black Olive Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing Shepherd’s Salad: diced cucumber, tomato, sweet & hot peppers, herbs, baby arugula, Bulgarian feta, pomegranate & extra-virgin olive oil dressing Roast Cauliflower: Tahini Sauce & Pomegranate Molasses Spinach, Leek & Artichoke Cannelloni with Lemon-Parmigiano Cream Sauce Barbecue Beef Sliders on mini brioche with sliced pickle & sharp cheddar Roast Vadouvan-Spiced Jail Island Sustainable Salmon, Date-Tamarind Chutney Dessert & Non-Alcoholic Beverages Carrot-Pineapple Cake with Pistachios and Cardamom; Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Roulade with Hazelnut Praline Cream Filling Jamaican Hibiscus & Spearmint Iced Tea House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water Small World Brewed Coffee/Tazo Tea Assortment Purchase Tickets Now »

April 18th, 2016|Café, Events|
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The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection Live Auction Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est | Fine Art and Works on Paper Click Here for Day 1 Details Live Auction Day 2: Saturday, May 1, 10am est | Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Click Here for Day 2 Details Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service. The first part of the auction, on April 30th, will showcase over 400 lots of the Brand-Werthan’s fine art and works on paper, which includes an exceptional collection of prints, with particular emphasis on African-American printmakers and other important 20th century artists in the medium. On May 1st, antiquities, folk, and ethnographic arts in the Brand and Werthan Collection will be offered, including an outstanding collection of Mexican folk art. Both auctions, [...]

April 15th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 2 Live Auction | Day 2: Sunday, May 1, 10am est Antiquities, Folk and Ethnographic Arts Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery Talks (free, open to the public, refreshments) Julia Zagar, Isaiah Zagar and Bob Brand, Saturday, April 23, 2pm, “Art of the Mexican Mask” Bob Brand, Sunday, April 24, 2pm, “The Printing Press, the 15th Century’s Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia” Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service…read more Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Day 2 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, Day 1 Live Auction | Day 1: Saturday, April 30, 10am est Fine Art and Works on Paper Exhibition: April 23-29, 11am-5pm JOIN US: Special Pre-Auction Exhibition and Reception on Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm; Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments, Unlimited Free Parking Gallery Talks (free, open to the public, refreshments) Julia Zagar, Isaiah Zagar and Bob Brand, Saturday, April 23, 2pm, "Art of the Mexican Mask" Bob Brand, Sunday, April 24, 2pm, “The Printing Press, the 15th Century’s Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia” Material Culture is pleased to announce that it will be bringing to market the Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection, a compilation of such richness, breadth and diversity that only an entire weekend of sales can begin to do it service…read more Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Day 1 Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

April 11th, 2016|Auctions|
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INVITATION TO CONSIGN

Ancient, Folk and Traditional Arts contact: expert@materialculture.com Live Auction: Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10AM EST Consignments accepted until May 6

March 31st, 2016|Auctions|
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Material Culture to Auction Items From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON

Material Culture to Auction Items (Lots 325-372) From the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue, THE BLUE HORIZON, on Sunday, April 10 (details and online catalogue) Gallery Talk: Every Seat Was A Front Row Seat! Co-Owner Vernoca Michael, ‘The First Lady of Boxing’, On the History of The Blue Horizon 2pm, Saturday, April 9th (Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments) The Blue Horizon was a historic 1,500-seat boxing venue in Philadelphia. The Ring magazine voted it the number-one boxing venue in the world, and Sports Illustrated noted it as the last great boxing venue in the country. (read more wikipedia) Newsworks, WHYY/NPR: Click Here

March 28th, 2016|Auctions|
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April Estates Online Auction, April 10, 10AM EST

Fine & Folk Art, Period Antiques, Blue Horizon Collectibles, Asian, Russian & Ethnographic Arts, Antique Carpets ONLINE ONLY* AUCTION: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 10AM EST (*Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids) Exhibition: April 8-9, 11AM-5PM Special Note: Selling Items from the Legendary Philadelphia Boxing Venue (Lots 325-274): THE BLUE HORIZON! Gallery Talk: Every Seat was a Front Row Seat! Co-Owner Vernoca Michael, 'The First Lady of Boxing', On the History of The Blue Horizon 2pm, Saturday, April 9th (Free, Open to the Public, Refreshments) Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Bidsquare.com Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on Invaluable.com Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

March 22nd, 2016|Auctions|