Where Do the Arts Stand in University Education?

Jun 13 2019 - 11:12am
Universities across the United States are preparing themselves to react to changes in enrollment and in the job market. The University of Tulsa made national headlines when it rolled out a massive plan of restructuring for the university, titled True Commitment. Within this plan, programs in the Arts and Sciences department such as Theater and Music Performance fell on the chopping block. Though the cuts are not exclusive to this department (even a few law school programs found themselves on the list of cuts), a large percentage of programs to be cut are a part of this department. Furthermore, no members of the Arts and Science faculty were included in the 10-month period that preceded the... more

Mona Lisa 2.0

Jun 4 2019 - 12:08pm
For the record-breaking price of $450 million, an auction sold the Salvator Mundi painting to a close friend of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Many believe that this painting of Jesus Christ is an original work from Leonardo da Vinci. Despite the buzz that this painting generated when sold in 2017, its location since has remained unknown. It was supposed to be included in the collection housed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. However, the New York Times recently reported that it is still absent from this museum. Staff members do not know where it is and neither do officials at the Louvre in Paris, which has allowed the Abu Dhabi Museum to use its name. As it is... more

Sir Henry and Lady Redford

Nov 13 2018 - 11:07am
At Kersten’s Antiques, we are passionate about helping customers across the nation to sell their beloved antiquity items. In fact, we thrive in knowing we can contribute in this way. However, we didn’t anticipate being the source of someone finding an ancestral item on our site but that is exactly what happened a few days ago. Sir Dale Redford of Thatcher, Arizona told us a story recently about a Sir Henry and Lady Redford from England, his ancestors.  Sir Henry was knighted for the Lincoln County, served under King Henry IV at the House of Commons and was also the Sheriff of Lincolnshire. He was a man who wore many hats during his lifetime and of those a devoted husband to his Lady. They... more

Chambers Stoves: A peek into the delightful history.

Nov 8 2018 - 10:22am
  It was 1912 in Shelbyville, Indiana, a small town near the Little Blue and Big Blue Rivers when John Chambers started his stove company. The Chambers Company was best known for their unique wool insulation carefully prepared in each oven which allowed for the heat to retain after being shut off. According to Mr. Chambers, this technique preserved the value of the food. Chambers Stoves eventually shut down production in the early 1990s and more recently, a company in Los Angeles has recovered the Chambers Stove name. There’s no doubt the stoves stand apart from the crowd with their character and excellent craftsmanship, so it is vital to receive a full appraisal to receive the most for... more

Picasso in Virtual Reality?!

Mar 21 2018 - 4:13pm
    Picasso in Virtual Reality?! We know you have thought about it.  How amazing would it be to really see Pablo Picasso’s artwork in person? To really get down & dirty with it? Well, this dream is soon to become a reality. More like a virtual reality! Thanks to an ongoing project by scholars at the University of South Florida (USF) Center for Virtualization & Applied Spatial Technologies, Picasso’s vision for this 102ft tall public monument will be realized!       Virtual reality(VR) has taken the world by storm! In case you haven't heard of it yet. VR is a computer-generated scenario that simulates real world & life-like experience. Currently, virtual reality is typically... more