Free Art History Classes Coming in September

Worthington Galleries will host free art history classes beginning in September 12th, 2019

Fall Fine Art & Collectibles Auction

Worthington Galleries' Fall Fine Art & Collectibles Auction is scheduled for September 14, 2019, to begin at 10:30am.   The auction will be simulcast on most major auction platforms including Invaluable, Liveauctioneers, and Auctionzip. 

Spring Book, Map, Documents & Prints Auction

Auction Features Antique Books, Maps, Historical Documents, Important Prints & More

The Truth Behind Art Nomenclature

Because of the large auction houses (e.g. Sotheby's, etc.), the art world has largely accepted certain relatively new words to how artwork (and its authenticity) is described to potential bidders / buyers.  The use of the term "attributed to," "Circle of," "Follower of," "Manner of," and so forth are now used systematically by auction houses. 

Worthington Galleries’ February Fine Art & Collectibles Auction – February 23, 2019

Worthington Galleries' announced that its February Fine Art & Collectibles Auction will take place on February 23, 2019 starting at 10:30 am.  The auction will be a live and online auction. The February Fine Art & Collectibles Auction is expected to be one of the largest fine art auctions conducted in middle Tennessee.  This curated auction is expected to have over 750 lots of fine and decorative art in most genres.

Gallatin Chamber of Commerce – Sword Fighting in an Art Gallery – Worthington Galleries

Sword Fighting at Worthington Galleries. Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Christmas with Worthington Galleries.

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli

As a student of Pietro da Cortona, Giovanni Francesco Romanelli was given a prestigious artistic debut by assisting the decoration of Rome’s Palazzo Barberini. Like his teacher, Romanelli was inducted into a group of artists supported by Pope Urban VIII and his nephew, Cardinal Francesco Barberini, whose patronage provided Romanelli with commissions throughout the churches and palaces of Rome and the Vatican. Characterized as espousing a classicized, restrained version of his master’s Roman Baroque style, Romanelli’s work possessed the richly decorative values of his teacher—often embellished with gilded stucco work—and yet with a subdued sense of energy. Upon the exile of the Barberini family, Romanelli accompanied his patrons to Paris, where he became a prominent artistic influence, commissioned to decorate the National Library and the summer apartments of the Queen Mother, Anne of Austria, within the Louvre.

Worthington Galleries’ November Fine Art & Collectibles Auction includes hundreds of lots of fine and decorative art in most genres, categories and type, as well as hundreds of collectibles, memorabilia,

Pre-Columbian Veracruz Cultures

The history of the native peoples of the state of Veracruz is complex. In the pre-Columbian period, the modern-day state of Veracruz was inhabited primarily by four indigenous cultures. The Huastecs and Otomis occupied the north, while the Totonacs resided in the north-center. The Olmecs, one of the oldest cultures in the Americas, became dominant in the southern part of Veracruz. Remains of these past civilizations can be found in archeological sites such as Pánuco, Castillo de Teayo, El Zapotal, Las Higueras, Quiahuiztlán, El Tajín, Cempoala, Tres Zapotes and San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán .