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Sunday’s Auction House in NYC: Art Collecting for the Regular Person

June 14, 2013

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“Most people are intimidated when they first come in, but soon they realize the guy calling the auction likes football, beer and chicken wings, and can have a normal conversation with them. It’s art collecting for the regular person.” This quote, from Sunday’s Auction House co-founder and auctioneer John Henninger, sums up the balance Sunday’s auction experience strives […]

We Will Always Miss the Old New York

May 17, 2013

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“There’s no such thing as street photography.”[1]– celebrated street photographer Garry Winogrand Artists often refuse to acknowledge their output as art, so this sentiment, while paradoxical, is perhaps forgivable, until you actually look at Garry Winogrand’s photographs of the New York City streets. Each photograph is a powerful expression, too affecting and too curious not to […]

Why We Rebuild: Seeking Place and Community After the 1991 East Bay Hills Fire

May 16, 2013

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In 1991, a devastating wildfire swept through the East Bay Hills of Oakland and Berkeley, California, claiming twenty-five lives and 3,000 homes.[1] The Diablo winds, a hot, dry wind pattern that caused several disastrous wildfires in the same region throughout the 20th century, were again the source of this blaze. The fire caused $2.7 Billion […]

The Kempf House: Analyzing the History of a Musical Landscape

May 16, 2013

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The United States Department of the Interior placed the Kempf House Museum, at 312 S. Division Street in Ann Arbor, on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Built in 1853, its original owner was Henry Dewitt Bennett, who worked as the Ann Arbor postmaster before becoming steward and secretary of the University of […]