| Jan 24, 2014
On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I need an honest appraisal for this 1948 Mammy cookie jar. It's 11 inches tall and has "McCoy" on the bottom. The paint is a bit worn, but that's to be expected. Could you please tell me how much this jar is actually worth and how to sell it at value?...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Visitors flock to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino each year by the hundreds of thousands, drawn by works of European and American art spanning centuries, by expansive gardens renowned for their beauty and...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The lithographs in Joy M. Kiser's "America's Other Audubon" are works of great beauty and scientific accuracy. But behind them is a tragedy — the story of a hugely ambitious undertaking begun in heartbreak and completed in grief.
The art book...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly has an exceptional art collection, mostly consisting of prints by John James Audubon. But in recent years, he's also been obtaining Old Master and 19th-century works. Some of these works, by German printmaker Albrecht Durer, James...
| Apr 9, 2013
When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:45 AM
KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - The Florida Keys are the end of the road, where the legendary U.S. Route 1 stops for the ocean at mile zero, a classic American road trip.
For many, it did end here, a place where ships crashed and wreckers saved sailors and...
| Nov 11, 2012
Steven Spielberg's film about a long-limbed, inspirational figure is finally coming to theaters. No, it's not a re-issue of "E.T." It's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are 10 facts about "Honest Abe":
1 Lincoln detested the nickname Abe, and...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Dozens of plastic pink flamingos --the kitschy icons of Florida as tropical paradise-- have made a mysterious appearance in a Maitland neighborhood this week. I came across this scene Tuesday, where a prankster (or a resident flamingo aficionado) set...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A first edition of the book "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon will be auctioned later this month by Christie's; in 2010, a copy of it sold for $11.5 million....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As a little girl in Ohio in the mid-1800s, Genevieve "Gennie" Jones would accompany her country doctor father in his buggy as he visited patients. Along the way they'd discuss the natural world, which turned into a lifelong passion. Then......
| Aug 15, 2011
| 9:33 PM
New U.S. postage stamp inspired by Edward Hopper painting...