2015 Top Stories in Miniatures Compiled by D. Thomas Fine Miniatures!
It was a GREAT year for the miniatures world! A number of high profile media outlets reported on the topic, giving much needed support and awareness around the small-arts which we know and love!
Here provides a hand-curated list of just a few of the BIGGEST news stories to hit the little world in 2015:
Artist "Shrinks" Historical Rooms in Miniature Masterpieces
Henry Kupjack on the CBS Evening News
June 22, 2015
CBS Evening News features this story about reknowned miniaturist Henry Kupjack with an interview by veteran journalist Dean Reynolds. Viewers are invited into Mr. Kupjack's studio and to hear stories about his famous father, Eugene Kupjack, noted for his particiapation in creating the famed Thorne Rooms on permanent exhibition at the Art Institute Chicago.
Letter of Recommendation: The Thorne Miniature Rooms
The Thorne Rooms in The New York Times Magazine
September 17, 2015
Writer Charles Siebert takes the reader through the history of miniatures in this story about the acclaimed architectually accurate minature rooms that make up the Thorne Rooms commissioned by Narsissa Niblack Thorne on permanent exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.
A slide show filled with gorgeous photographs of the collection accompany the story.
Grunwald Gallery Brings Magic to Minis
The Miniature at the Grunwald Gallery/Herald Times
August 31, 2015
Fine art miniatures and contemporary art in miniature join forces for "The Miniature" at the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University/Bloomington. This storytalks about the tiny treasures and other thought-provoking wee-world creations exhibited by miniature artisans including Thomas Doyle, Joe Fig,Michael Yurkovich, Mark Murphy and Althea Chrome among others.
Dollhouse Appraised at $8.5 Millon Is on Tour
The Astolat Castle Featured in the New York Times
July 16, 2015
Once again, miniatures are featured in the New York Times in this story about the Astolat Castle, reported to be the most expensive dollhouse in the world and appraised at $8.5 Million. The house began its tour with stopover at the Time Warner Center in New York City, just in time for the 2015 holdiay season!
Worlds Largest Pint Size Tourist Attraction to Open.
Gulliver's Gate Launch in Crain's New York Business
November 17, 2015
This may just be the BIGGEST story to hit the miniatures world in a long long time about Guliver's Gate featured in Crain's Business News. This new interactive miniatures destination promises to be THE attraction to see when visiting New York City! 49,000 square feet filled with miniature marvels promises to excite, delight and astound and will be located in the former New York Times building in Times Square.
It's A Small World
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures in Westchester Magazine
D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is featured in a story in Westchester Magazinetalking about the latest gallery installation: Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window in Miniature. The piece, which won top prize at the Philidelphia Flower Show in 2015 was created by artist, author and educator Louise Krasniewicz who writes a blog about miniatures called The Wonder of Miniature Worlds.
Here's to another GREAT year of miniatires in the news in 2016!!
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