Gallery Talk | Ramona Austin, Saturday, August 18

Join Us | Reception & Refreshments Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are. Such investigation brings into high relief the narratives we make with words and the narratives we make with art and artifacts. For America that investigation involves three major streams; the Euro-American; the African American; and First Peoples. This discussion shows how these streams, in parallel and divergent expression, create the turbulent seas of American identity and ethos discovered in its material culture." —Ramona Austin Ramona Austin Ramona Austin has over three decades of professional experience in the arts and arts education. Currently Ms. Austin is Senior Curator for the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries at Old Dominion University, a major repository of self-taught art in the United States, as well as a consultant in the museum field. From 2001 to 2004, she was the Director of Hampton University [...]

August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

AUCTION & EXHIBITION | IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BLACK AMERICANA

FINE AUGUST ESTATES & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Featuring An Important Collection of Black Americana Live Auction: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10AM ET Special Week-Long Exhibition: August 11-19, 11AM-5PM Morning: Lots 1 - 528 Fine, Folk, Outsider & Ethnographic Art | Americana | Antiques & Decorative Art Afternoon: Lots 529 - 746 Important Collection of Black Americana | Illustration Art Please Note: We sell between 80 to 100 lots per hour. Also Accepting Phone & Absentee Bids. Join Us | Reception & Refreshments Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are… (more information) Click to browse the virtual print catalog Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

August 9th, 2018|Auctions|

AUCTION: FINE AUGUST ESTATES & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, AUGUST 20

FINE AUGUST ESTATES & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Live Auction: Monday, August 20, 2018, 10AM ET Special Week-Long Exhibition: August 11-19, 11AM-5PM Morning: Lots 1-528: Fine, Folk & Ethnographic Art | Antiques & Decorative Arts Afternoon: Lots 529-746: Important Collection of Black Americana | Illustration Art | Folk & Self-Taught Art Join Us! Reception & Refreshments, Saturday, August 18, Noon-4PM  Gallery Talk: Saturday, August 18, 2PM, Our Becoming: Identity and Ethos in American Material Culture. Guest Speaker: Ramona Austin, Curator for The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, Old Dominion University. "Unpacking meaning in America’s material culture over discrete historical periods can, in the aggregate, show us who we really are. Such investigation brings into high relief the narratives we make with words and the narratives we make with art and artifacts. For America that investigation involves three major streams; the Euro-American; the African American; and First Peoples. This discussion shows how these streams, in parallel and divergent expression, create the turbulent seas of American identity and ethos discovered in its material culture." (Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking) Click to browse the virtual print catalog Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Auctions|

Rugs & Textiles from American Estates | 24 | Auction, July 26

Oriental Rugs & Textile Arts from American Estates | 24 Online* Auction: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 11AM ET Exhibition: July 24-25, 11AM-4PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)    

July 16th, 2018|Auctions|

The Michaelian & Kohlberg Final Rug Liquidation Auction, July 12

The Michaelian & Kohlberg Final Rug Liquidation Auction Online* Auction: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 10AM EST
 Exhibition: July 10-11, 11AM-4PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO HIDDEN OR CONFIDENTIAL RESERVES IN THIS AUCTION, ALL ACCEPTABLE BIDDING WILL COMMENCE AT THE ONLINE START PRICE. START PRICES FOR KILIMS AND FLATWEAVES HAVE BEEN CALCULATED AT APPROXIMATELY ONE DOLLAR PER SQUARE FOOT, AND PILE RUGS AT TWO DOLLARS PER SQUARE FOOT. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Auction, May 30 | Oriental Rugs & Textile Arts from American Estates

Oriental Rugs & Textile Arts from American Estates | 23 Auction: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11AM EST Exhibition: May 28-29, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Odes to the Beauty Surrounding Us | The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote

On Exhibition Now: The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote Reception & Refreshments | Saturday, May 12, Noon-3pm | Free, Open to the Public "I have always been struck by how we strive for a kind of visual perfection. We look for the straight line, the clean smooth surface, an organized and ordered world. But when I look at our surroundings, the outside world, a beautiful chaos reigns. A chipping, cracking, sagging, debris filled chaos is all around us. Here, in miniature, I try to recreate the largely overlooked world we live in every day. The beauty of a disordered scene, so familiar, but rarely celebrated...." Curtis Coyote With over 30 years as a scenic artist for theatre, film and television, Curtis Coyote worked in many media, creating fully realized scenes and stories, props and contraptions. Curtis worked on television shows like “Northern Exposure”, the remake of “The Fugitive”, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Design Invasion”. His Film Credits include “Invincible”, “The Hunted”, “Rocky Balboa” and “The Ring” to name a few. His passion for creation and the skills and talents he brought to his scenic career, have a wonderful outlet in his Miniature work exploring the beauty of a disordered scene.

April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet Oliver Crane, Youngest Person in History to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean!

Meet Oliver Crane, Youngest Person in History (b. 1998) to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean! Join Us for Talk & Refreshments | “A Million Strokes to Home” Sunday, April 8, 2PM Free • Open to Public • Unlimited Free Parking RSVP REQUIRED, CLICK HERE (Please include name and number in your party) Note: Oliver's boat will be on exhibition during the talk! At Sea 44 Days, 16 Hours and 9 Minutes, Raising Awareness and Donations for Ocean Conservation and Homelessness Oliver Crane, 19, rowed alone, in a 23-foot vessel equipped with solar panels, navigation equipment, water purifier and a radio. He ate freeze-dried food and tried to sleep in a cabin that was supposed to be water-tight but leaked. “It’s hard to put into words the feeling of standing on a 3-foot high boat, surrounded by waves as big as buildings, crashing around you for as far as the eye can see – the saltiness of the ocean spray.” After six capsizes and 44 days alone in the water, Oliver crossed the finish line on Sunday, January 27, 2018 and achieved a new world record as the youngest solo rower to cross the Atlantic Ocean. He estimated he [...]

March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|