RAGO’S HOSTS AUCTION OPEN HOUSE ON OCTOBER 25 FEATURING A TALK ON MODERN DESIGN BY GEORGE H. MARCUS Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Thursday, October 25, featuring a talk by George H. Marcus, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the History of Art at the Universi
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George H. Marcus, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of the pioneering design survey Landmarks of Twentieth Century Design (Abbeville, 1993) and of a forthcoming monographic study, The Houses of Louis Kahn (Yale). His other publications include Masters of Modern Design (Monacelli, 2005), What is Design Today? (Abrams, 2002), and Le Corbusier: Inside the Machine for Living (Monacelli, 2001). For over thirty years he served as director of publications and graphic design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The talk takes place during preview week for Rago’s 20th/21st C. Design auctions, to be held on October 26, 27 and 28, 2012.
The auction house opens on Thursday, October 25 at Noon. A reception begins at 5 pm. George Marcus will speak at 6 pm.
RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you unable to rsvp in advance, please join us if you can. All are welcome.
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Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and leading auction house in New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York.