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Charles Hummel - “Caveat Emptor: Fakes and Forgeries”
Charles Hummel outlined the pitfalls of both amateur and professional antiques collecting during “Caveat Emptor: Fakes and Forgeries” at Clinton Academy on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

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Claudia Thomas enjoyed the view last week while participating in the first class of Madoo Paints with Eric Dever. Durell Godfrey

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The appeal of Expressionism to the artist is made manifest from the earliest drawings
Numerous Dan Flavin drawings and a couple of his light sculptures are on view at the Morgan Library in New York.

An innovative and daring production
In “Uncle Vanya” at Guild Hall, Stephen Hamilton plays Astrov, Alicia St. Louis is Sonya, and Rachel Feldman is Yelena. Fred Melamed plays the title role of Vanya. Durell Godfrey

Mr. Hummel is an expert on antiques and American decorative arts
A New England tall chest augmented to increase its value. East Hampton Historical Society

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Local art news
“Ritual in Silence” by Nathalie Shepherd (shown in detail) will be on view at the Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art’s “Footprints” show opening on Saturday in Southampton.

The shop building, complete with a functioning forge, was originally built from local oaks in about 1790
The Southampton Historical Museum’s blacksmith shop, seen here in 2009, was destroyed last summer and has been in the process of being rebuilt since Halloween. The images below show how it looked in its original location around 1880, and at the museum property in 2000 and today. Southampton Historical Museum Photos