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ARTFIXdaily Closed for Independence Day - Enjoy Landscapes of the Early American Republic at PAFA, Moon-centric Momentos at Christie's

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Edmund Darch Lewis, (1835-1910) View of the Schuylkill River with Memorial Hall in the Background, 1876. Oil on canvas, 30 1/4 x 48 in. (76.835 x 121.92 cm.)
Private Collection, Chestnut Hill
Albert Bierstadt, (1830-1902) Niagara, 1869. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 19 x 27 in. (48.26 x 68.58 cm.) Joseph E. Temple Fund, 2015.18
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Shown on June 26, 2019, at PACE Gallery in Palo Alto, Calif., as part of a Christie's auction highlights tour, was the Apollo 11 LM Timeline Book, flown aboard the Lunar Module Eagle and annotated by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in real time, July 20-21, 1969. Estimate: $7-9 million. Christie's July 18 sale in New York.
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ARTFIXdaily will be closed and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 15. Happy Independence Day!

This July, lunar mission artifacts are offered in New York to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Christie's sale on July 18 has important space exploration items, including the Apollo 11 Timeline Book, with handwritten notes by Buzz Aldrin "being the first writing by a human being on a celestial body other than Earth," according to the catalogue.

Also of note, now on view in Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents From the Schuylkill to the Hudson: Landscapes of the Early American Republic, through December 29, 2019, in the Fisher Brooks Gallery in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building.
Philadelphia's key role in the growth of American landscape painting has never been the subject of a major museum exhibition. From the Schuylkill to the Hudson delves into the important and underexplored tradition of landscape painting in Philadelphia from the Early American Republic to the Centennial Exhibition and how that tradition shaped the better-known Hudson River School in New York State. PAFA's exhibition, along with the accompanying catalog, illuminates the growth of the landscape genre from its roots, through its rise into the public consciousness, and as a leading area of art historical interest.

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