East Meets Texas, Part 1–Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Japanese Fashion at the Crow Back left: Yoshi Yamamoto, Sweater and underdress, wool, 2012 Back right: Issey Miyake, 132_5 Dress (polyester) 2010-2011

Two exhibitions have brought Japanese art to the city of Dallas. It is a welcome change from shows like the staid flower paintings of Bouquets at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). These two exhibitions, one at DMA (Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga) joined The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese … Continue reading East Meets Texas, Part 1–Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum

Opening Sunday, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be the sole venue for Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century featuring stunning jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975. Brilliant will present a selection of themes ranging from Art Deco to old Hollywood glamour that cut across time periods and styles to display … Continue reading Cartier Exhibition Arrives at Denver Art Museum

Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection in Philadelphia

The iconic garments and contemporary designs of Ronaldus Shamask will soon be on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Since he presented his first couture collection in 1979 in New York, Shamask’s designs have been shaped by architecture as well as traditional Japanese clothing and crafts, including origami, the art of paper folding. Born in Amsterdam … Continue reading Ronaldus Shamask: Form, Fashion, Reflection in Philadelphia

Made in Hollywood, Displayed in Toledo

Picture it: the golden age of Hollywood where the likes of Clark Gable and Greta Garbo were transformed into gods and goddesses who ruled the screens and stole the hearts of adoring movie-goers. Equally significant but generally less recognizable are the photographers who helped launch these icons into stardom through their timeless photographs. This October Made … Continue reading Made in Hollywood, Displayed in Toledo

1920s and ’30s Glamour Fashion on View at NC Museum

The romance and fascination of Hollywood’s Golden Era will be on view early next year in North Carolina at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art with a display of the fashion photographs of Edward Steichen. Referred to as American's first great fashion photographer, Steichen was already a famous painter and photographer on both sides … Continue reading 1920s and ’30s Glamour Fashion on View at NC Museum

Groupon Provides Customer Insight for Show Promoters

Thinking you know who your customer is and knowing who your customer is are two different things. Knowing your customer comes not through casual observation, but through an ongoing effort to collect data from a variety of sources. Services like Groupon provide some measure of insight, though it may be limited to providing information on … Continue reading Groupon Provides Customer Insight for Show Promoters

The Look of Love at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Exquisite in craftsmanship, unique in detail, and few in number, lover's eye miniatures are small-scale portraits of individual eyes set into various forms of jewelry from late 18th- and early 19th-century England. Featuring an impressive 98 pieces, the collection currently on view in Birmingham, Alabama is considered to be the largest of its kind, with … Continue reading The Look of Love at the Birmingham Museum of Art

Ladies’ Cartier Watch Brings More Than $20K

A ladies' Cartier Art Deco diamond wristwatch realized $21,000 in Cordier Auctions’ Two Day Antique & Fine Art Auction, the inaugural auction in their new Harrisburg, Pennsylvania salesroom on November 5 and 6. Watches especially saw several strong results including the top lot of the two day auction, a lady’s Cartier Art Deco platinum, 18K … Continue reading Ladies’ Cartier Watch Brings More Than $20K