Ancient Roman treasure found at Goodwill and now on display at the Texas Museum – 71Bait

You never know what you might find in a goodwill. And for a Texas art collector, an ordinary day of saving turned into a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. Laura Young bought a marble bust from an Austin-area goodwill in 2018, unaware that it was a centuries-old sculpture that once belonged to King Ludwig of Bavaria. She spotted … Read more

When a museum closes, what happens to its collection? – 71Bait

After 38 years, the Powers Museum closed its doors last year. Located in Carthage, Missouri, the tiny museum displayed period clothing and furniture, newspaper clippings, letters, and photographs depicting life in this rural southwestern Missouri town from 1870 to 1940. However, immediately after the decision to close the museum due to insurmountable budget problems, the … Read more

Sauces & Shows: New Friday & Saturday Event Set in Downtown Park Hills | Local – 71Bait

The Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Park Hills Association have partnered to host a new two-day event in Downtown Park Hills in May. Sauces & Shows: Music, Mullets, & Muscle Cars begins Friday at 5:00 p.m. with booths at the 300 block of West Main Street and a Craft Beer Roadhouse near … Read more

GoLocalProv | Gallery 175 with inventive paintings by Peter Campbell – 71Bait

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 View larger + PHOTO: Michael Rose Rhode Island artist Peter Campbell creates paintings that have outward qualities of inventiveness and even whimsicality, but which often deal with serious subjects. For Campbell, images of children’s books or toys are also historical studies. Images that share the format of a comic explore topics … Read more

Believe it or not: NJ art collector’s story of how he found priceless Picasso work at a local real estate sale | Ap – 71Bait

NEW YORK – Imagine this: a priceless work by Picasso, whose existence is shared by few, resurfaces half a century later. At a real estate sale in suburban New Jersey. Tucked into a frame and hidden behind another piece of art. Art collector Keith Coppola says the truth is beyond imagination – and insists he’s … Read more

Ancient Roman treasure found at Goodwill and now on display at the Texas Museum – 71Bait

You never know what you might find in a goodwill. And for an Austin art collector, an ordinary day of saving became a once-in-a-lifetime discovery. Laura Young bought a marble bust from a local Goodwill in 2018, unaware that it was a centuries-old sculpture that once belonged to King Ludwig of Bavaria. She spotted the … Read more

Yosemite Conservancy Newsletter: May 2022 – 71Bait

Breaking news from Yosemite The park’s peak-hour reservation system goes into effect this month, beginning Friday, May 20th. Yosemite visitors require a reservation to enter the park between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. seven days a week. The peak hour reservation system will be operational through September 30, 2022, and reservations are required for all … Read more

Changes to SF’s pink triangle display – 71Bait

The annual Pink Triangle installation on San Francisco’s Twin Peaks will be a little different this year and is looking for volunteers to help. While the pink triangle is slated to be on display throughout June for Pride Month and, like last year, will be illuminated at night, its presence will change during the day, … Read more

Around the World: Fashion Designer Nigel Curtiss’ Favorite Things – 71Bait

British fashion designer Nigel Curtiss has mastered the art of slow fashion. At a time when fast fashion dominates e-commerce, Curtiss shows us what sustainable chic looks like at his flagship boutique in New York. “We want to make small batches of the very best clothes,” says Curtiss. “We want everything that is made to … Read more

Magritte painting brings in $79 million, capping sales at Sotheby’s in London – 71Bait

René Magritte’s surrealist masterpiece L’empire des lumières was sold at Sotheby’s on Wednesday for a record £59.4 million ($79.8 million), setting a world auction record for the artist. The 1961 painting, featuring a paradoxical image of a blacked-out house lit from within yet lying beneath a pale blue sky of floating clouds, was searched for … Read more