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Some 700 Stradivarius stringed instruments have survived since

Italy’s Stradivari family crafted them about 300 years ago. On October 7, about

a dozen of these will be played by members of the Tokyo String Quartet and other

recording artists at a farm in Rappahannock County, Va., owned by New York

Philharmonic music director Lorin Maazel. The maestro’s Châteauville Foundation (www­.chateauville.org) has sponsored performances at the farm’s

Castleton Theatre for 10 years, and this year it launched a residency program

for young artists.

This circa-1900 pink-swirl marble is in what Dan Morphy calls “wet mint condition,” or as pristine...
Photo by Bob Tursack
Maya Angelou’s art collection focused on works by African-American masters...
When the air had cleared after the frenzy of New York’s spring art auctions, players and spectators...
The display is part of a hotel-wide renovation that will be completed by the end of the year...
Heritage Auctions will also offer Mickey Mantle’s rookie card and Mike Ditka’s Super Bowl playbook…
Photo by Cordero Studios⁄corderostudios.com
Charles and Judy Tate assembled a world-class collection of Latin American art—and then gave it all...
Photo by The Strong, Rochester, N.Y.
The American game culture is almost as old as the country itself...
Photograph by Ron Pierson, courtesy of Guernsey's
The bounty from the sunken ship includes 40 tons of silver and gold valued at $450 million…
Photo by Michael Richter
Visitors trekked to Maastricht, the Netherlands, for the March opening day of the European Fine Art...
The 13 new portraits include images of Douglas Cramer, Judy Garland, and Ernesto Esposito…