Woman’s dress and accessories by Jodi Gillette, Hunkpapa Lakota (Teton Sioux), North Dakota, 2005. Native tanned and commercial leather, glass and metal beads, cotton cloth, silk, dentalium shell, metal cones, horsehair, plastic, hair pipes, brass bells, porcupine quills, bass tacks, brass and metal studs, silver cones; 56 by 60 inches. Courtesy of Jodi Gillette. —Joshua Ferdinand photo

The Plains Indians: Artists Of Earth And Sky At Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art

KANSAS CITY, MO. — Artists from the Plains Indian cultures of North America have long produced works of beauty, mystery and emotional power. The international traveling exhibition “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” features 135 of the most-important creations known. The works span more than four centuries and reveal a continuum of artistic tradition and innovation extending to the present day. Many of these great works, drawn from 58 museums and private collections in Europe and North America, are united for the first time. The creations embody Plains life, cultural values and religious traditions. They manifest, as well, profound and dynamic connections to earth and sky — the natural and spirit worlds. Transcending cultural boundaries, they communicate directly as expressions of the human spirit. Panels throughout the exhibition galleries in Kansas City chronicle the heroic story of Plains peoples and their art. The voices of historian Colin G. Calloway; scholars of Plains heritage, Arthur Amiotte and Emma I. Hansen; and my voice as curator appear in conversation. They invite visitors to view the works of art through the lens of history, memory and experience.... Read more

Woman’s dress and accessories by Jodi Gillette, Hunkpapa Lakota (Teton Sioux), North Dakota, 2005. Native tanned and commercial leather, glass and metal beads, cotton cloth, silk, dentalium shell, metal cones, horsehair, plastic, hair pipes, brass bells, porcupine quills, bass tacks, brass and metal studs, silver cones; 56 by 60 inches. Courtesy of Jodi Gillette. —Joshua Ferdinand photo

Antiques Shows

A Show Grows In Brooklyn… Antiques & Book Fair Makes Debut

Veteran show promoter Marvin Getman, well known for his shows around the Greater Boston area, took a leap of faith to launch a new show in Brooklyn at a brand new venue. The Brooklyn Antiques & Book Fair debuted September 13–14 at the equally-new Brooklyn Expo Cen... Read more

Dealer’s Fair Antiques Show

Early in the morning on Tuesday, September 16, dealers began rolling onto the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle Street, to set-up for the fall edition of the Dealer’s Fair Antiques Show. All but two of the indoor booths filled quickly, popular... Read more

Trade News

Spanierman Gallery To Close In December

Spanierman Gallery, a leading specialist in American art, is closing its doors in December. The gallery’s owner and namesake, Ira Spanierman, said that, at age 86 and after more than 60 years in business, he is ready for some time off. “I didn’t want... Read more

Long A Source For American Art, Caldwell Opens Quarters In Hudson

For ages, Joe Caldwell and his son Jay, principals of Caldwell Gallery Hudson, have been known in the trade as “the guys from Manlius,” a town near Syracuse in central New York State. But they are now ready to shed this identity and the art show... Read more

Bruce Katsiff’s ‘Nature Morte’ Palladium Prints At Delaware Art Museum Oct. 5

The Delaware Art Museum will present “Nature Morte: Platinum Prints by Bruce Katsiff” from October 4 to January 25. At the free and open to the public reception on Sunday, October 5, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, join photographer Bruce Katsiff and Delaw... Read more

Auction Action

American Cut Glass Shatters Records At DuMouchelles

Collectors descended on the motor city to compete for a rare collection of more than 140 pieces of American Brilliant cut glass at DuMouchelle’s September 12–14 auction.  Even seasoned bidders in the crowd took note when a Dorfling & "Montrose" punch bowl... Read more

Montreal Moderns Find Favor At Crowther & Brayley

Crowther & Brayley Ltd’s annual auction on the first weekend of August is a must-attend event for aficionados of Canadian art. Two years ago, Nova Scotia’s premier auctioneer moved his sale from Chester, an international yachting haven on the province&... Read more

JFK’s PT-109 Letters, Ike’s Bomber Jacket Lead RR Auction’s Standouts

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s World War II bomber jacket attained $93,750 and a collection of letters from John F. Kennedy to the family of lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 during RR Auction’s two-day sale September 17–18... Read more

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