While the art world in New York vacations in the summertime, Swann's specialists are busy — but having fun. Nicho Lowry, Daile Kaplan and Todd Weyman are all traveling with The Antiques Roadshow, and recently made a stop in Seattle to look for hidden treasures in their areas of expertise (posters, photographs and prints, respectively). Check out this fun "Appraise it Yourself" game featuring Nicho on the Roadshow website.
Meanwhile, Nigel Freeman, director of Swann's African-American Fine Art department, was appointed to the advisory board of Hampton University's Museum. The Hampton University Museum is the oldest African American museum in the United States, and features over 9,000 objects, inculding the largest existing collection of works in any museum by Elizabeth Catlett and Jacob Lawrence, among other artists.
|The gang's all there: Daile & Nicho in this snapshot from the road, taken by Todd!|
Finally, a friend of Swann is celebrating the release of her book! Jennifer L. Anderson's Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America will be released this September. The book, published by the Harvard University Press, is a history of the desirable furniture making-material and the economic strife that followed its fashionable status in early American culture. Jennifer was recently interview by the New York Time's Eve Kahn.
|The stunning interior of the Hampton University's Museum.|
|Jennifer's book will be released this September.|
Labels: Antiques Roadshow, Daile Kaplan, Elizabeth Catlett, Hampton University, Jacob Lawrence, Jennifer L. Anderson, Mahogany, Nicholas Lowry, Nigel Freeman, Todd Weyman