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Lost Portrait of Forgotten Hero of American Revolution Rediscovered
by M.A.D. staff

Research on both sides of the Atlantic has unlocked the identity of a portrait of a French general wearing a Spanish uniform with medals including a Society of the Cincinnati eagle insignia. He’s a forgotten hero of the Revolutionary War. The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati in ... (Read More)

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Farrin’s Launches Parking Lot Show
by M.A.D. staff

Farrin’s Country Auctions of Randolph, Maine, is launching an outside antiques show in the parking area of the auction house. Farrin’s Country Antique Show and Vintage Market will be held on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date, June 24) at 36 Water Street. The new ... (Read More)

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American Folk Art Museum Establishes the Anne Radice Education Fund
by M.A.D. staff

To honor Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, who stepped down after five and a half years as executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, a fund for educational programming has been created. “During Dr. Radice’s tenure, more than 15,000 New York City public school students visited the museum, where folk and self-taught ... (Read More)

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Books Received, May 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse by Arthur D. Hittner (Apple Ridge Press, 2017, 348 pp., softbound, $19.95). Arthur Hittner worked for eight years on a catalogue raisonné and biography of Harold J. Rabinowitz, a talented young Social Realist who died in 1944 at age 29 after being held by the Japanese for ... (Read More)

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Exhibitions: May 2018
by M.A.D. staff

Sally Mann (b. 1951), untitled (Scarred Tree), from the “Deep South” series, 1998, gelatin silver print. National Gallery of Art, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund. —Through May 28 —Washington, D.C. The National Gallery of Art (NGA) presents Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. The exhibition of over 100 photographs reflects ... (Read More)

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Olde Towne Hall Antiques Moves, Changes Name
by M.A.D. staff

Olde Town Hall Antiques in Stratham, New Hampshire, is moving across the street and changing its name. According to owner Natalie Healy, the business plans to open on April 2 at The Farmhouse on 33 at 148 Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham. “We will be in the farmhouse [across the street] to ... (Read More)

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Object Lessons
by Clayton Pennington

Object Lessons The case of the Bingham family Civil War memorial secretary, confirmed as a fake, offers some lessons. (M.A.D. published the story online on February 26, and it appears in this issue on page 12-A.) There’s no doubt that the saga stings. Dealer Allan Katz, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the vetting ... (Read More)

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New Executive Director of Winter Antiques Show Named
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Winter Antiques Show dealers were recently informed by e-mail of a “significant development” concerning the show. They were told that “As a result of our discussions with Catherine Sweeney Singer, we have decided that she will be stepping down as Executive Director. We are pleased that she will be available ... (Read More)

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Showtime Auction Services to Hold Auction in New Venue
by M.A.D. staff

Showtime Auction Services will hold its first big auction event of 2018 at a new venue on new dates. The auction will be held the weekend of April 20-22, about three weeks later than usual, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Road in Belleville, Michigan. Belleville is located east ... (Read More)

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Expands to Atlanta
by M.A.D. staff

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will open its newest location in Atlanta, Georgia, this spring. In September 2017 the auction firm announced its expansion into Atlanta after hiring director of business development Mary Calhoun. Before that announcement, in April 2017, Michael Shapiro, former director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, ... (Read More)
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