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Jason Busch Named New Director of American Folk Art Museum
by Lita Solis-Cohen

On August 2 the board of trustees at the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) announced that Jason T. Busch will be its new executive director and take over the job on September 10. Busch had been the deputy director of the Saint Louis Museum and most recently the director of ... (Read More)

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Emory Loses $19,000 in Fake Invoices Scam
by Connor Clerkin

Originally appeared in The Emory Wheel, the student newspaper at Emory University. Reprinted with permission. Emory University lost more than $19,000 over a three-year period via payments of several fraudulent invoices for art acquisitions. The Michael C. Carlos Museum. Hagar Elsayed, Video Editor. Officials at the Michael C. Carlos Museum contacted Emory Police ... (Read More)

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Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting
by Jeanne Schinto

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine The idea of a small masterpiece lying around somewhere unnoticed—a Homer in a hayloft—never fails to stir our imagination. The object that launched five years of research by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, and has culminated in a fascinating, multilayered ... (Read More)

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Prepare for Internet Disruptions
by John P. Reid, scw.johnreid@gmail.com

Computer Column #356 Last year column #345 covered income tax return software in the middle of the summer because adopting new software should be done well ahead of the start of tax season. This year we will cover keeping online life going in the middle of foul weather. Those in northern ... (Read More)

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Clockwork Music
by Bob Frishman

A Book Review Musical clocks: that was it. Before the early 1800s, to hear music not from “live” musical instruments and human voices, you had about one choice. True, there were a handful of exotic music-playing automata in royal palaces, but for the rest of us, a mechanical clock with bells, ... (Read More)

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John Bartlam Saucer on Loan to MESDA
by M.A.D. staff

Curator Daniel Ackermann calls the John Bartlam saucer now on long-term loan from a private collection to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem Museums and Gardens (MESDA) “one of the most important ceramics ever made in America.” John Bartlam (1735-1781), porcelain saucer, 1765-70, Cainhoy, South Carolina, soft-paste ... (Read More)

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The Thrill of the Chase: A Detective Story
by Jeffrey B. Chace

Harry Chase (1853-1889) returned to St. Louis, Missouri, at the end of September 1879, after three years of art study in Europe—two years in Paris under Paul Constant Soyer, and a year in The Hague under the great Dutch marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Twice in those three years, in ... (Read More)

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Tremont Auctions Will Not Move
by M.A.D. staff

In our July issue (see p. 15-D), we reported that Tremont Auctions would be relocating in the fall. On July 19, the auction house announced that it is staying in Newton, Massachusetts. “Tremont Auctions is pleased to announce that we’re still calling Newton ‘home’ through June of 2019,” an e-mail announcement ... (Read More)

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Carol Cadou’s Plans for Winterthur
by Lita Solis-Cohen

Soon after Carol Cadou, the first Charles F. Montgomery Director and CEO at Winterthur, began her new job this summer she agreed to an interview. Her newly endowed title was named in honor of Charles Montgomery, first director of Winterthur. To assume her role as Winterthur’s director, Cadou left her previous ... (Read More)

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Two Charged in Connection with $8 Million Theft from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
by M.A.D. staff

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the victim of a multimillion-dollar theft—approximately $8 million—and according to authorities it was an inside job.  An affidavit filed in Allegheny County court in Pennsylvania by detectives Frances Laquatra and Perann Tansmore notes that the alleged thefts came to light during an appraisal of the ... (Read More)
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