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'Reflections on Unity' Sculpture at Asheville Art Museum Offers Hope After Damage

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

'Let us all hope that we can come together' - artist Henry Richardson  The Asheville Art Museum was hit with graffiti on June 1 after a weekend of peaceful protests morphed into a destructive night in the western North Carolina city of Asheville. A hub for 20th- and 21st-century American ...

Blanton Museum of Art's 'Bake-Off' Art Challenge Delivers Delicious Results

ArtfixDaily / May 21st, 2020

As part of a suite of #MuseumFromHome offerings, Austin's Blanton Museum of Art posited a bake-off challenge online, with a call for locals and global citizens to make edible renditions of the museum's collection artworks. Professional and amateur entrants were judged separately and the winning ...

HOTA, Home of the Arts Open Call for 20 Australia Gold Coast Artists to be Presented in a New $40M Gallery

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

HOTA, Home of the Arts has announced a commissioning opportunity for 20 Australian artists to be presented in a major exhibition in its new Gallery opening in 2021. In early 2021, HOTA in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, will open the City’s new AUD$60.5M (approx. USD$40M) Gallery. ...

Take an Inspiring Armchair Journey Through Historic Artists' Homes in America

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Want to spend the weekend at Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons cottage? View the desert gardens from Georgia O'Keeffe's beloved Abiquiu? Take a virtual getaway there and to dozens more amazing artists' places with a fresh travel guide.   A new guidebook to Historic ...

Spend 11 Minutes at the Eames House With This 1955 Short Film Made by the Designer Couple

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2020

A landmark of mid-century modernist architecture, the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles is not open to visitors right now, but can be toured anytime with a short film made by the homeowners themselves—designers Ray and Charles Eames. Eames House, also called Case Study ...

LA Times Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Pulitzer Prize

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

For his analysis of Los Angeles County Museum of Art's redesign plans, Los Angeles Times’s art critic Christopher Knight has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.  Few awards have gone to art critics in the past 50 years of journalism's top prize, which honored New York's Jerry Saltz ...

Olana Reveals a Surprise for Everyone on the 194th Birthday of Artist Frederic Edwin Church

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

“Olana is the monument of Emerson’s, Thoreau’s, and Whitman’s America.”  - David Huntington, the visionary art historian who led the charge to save Olana from destruction in the 1960s This May 4th marked the 194th birthday of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), America's seminal landscape ...

Architects Respond to a Possible 'Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again' Executive Order

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2020

Architectural Record broke the news that neoclassical architecture could be the mandated style for future federal buildings nationwide according to a leaked preliminary draft of an executive order, reportedly entitled "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again." AR: "...the White House would ...

The National Trust For Historic Preservation Wants to Know Where Women Made History, So Bring on the Artist Places

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2020

For the art world, a new opportunity to put American women artists on the map has come as the U.S. celebrates the centennial of womens' voting rights. This year, with the 100th anniversary of U.S. women earning the right to vote, a new campaign of The National Trust For Historic ...

Russia Will Help Syria Restore Palmyra Museum Artifacts Damaged by ISIS

ArtfixDaily / November 28th, 2019

In a strategic move this week, the state Hermitage Museum announced that Russia has partnered with Syria to restore 20 cultural artifacts from the National Museum of Palmyra that ISIS attempted to destroy over the last four years. A coalition will also look at rebuilding the historic sites ...

A Greene and Greene Arts and Crafts Gem Hits the Market at $4.7 Million

ArtfixDaily / November 24th, 2019

Now considered a prime example of early California Arts and Crafts architecture, the Duncan-Irwin House (1906) began as a modest cottage owned by a seamstress named Katherine Duncan. She sold the house to wealthy New Yorker Theodore Irwin Jr. and his family who enlisted famed ...

Major Flooding Temporarily Shuts Down the Venice Biennale, But the Show Will Go On

W Magazine / November 13th, 2019

Venice mayor Luigi Bragnaro declared a state of emergency after flood tides inundated the city on Tuesday. The result on Wednesday was a temporary closing of the Venice Biennale's 58th edition, Saint Mark's Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Pinault Collection's Punta della Dogana and ...

An 'Essential' Midcentury Modern House Lost, Getty Museum Remains Closed in SoCal Fire

ArtfixDaily / October 28th, 2019

Update, Tuesday, 9:45pm: The Getty Center and Getty Villa remain closed this week (through Nov. 1) due to continuing threat from the Getty Fire in Los Angeles during possibly historic high winds. The nearby landmark Eames House also closed. Curbed LA reports that one known casualty of the Getty ...

Art Scammer's San Francisco Home Offered at $15 Million

SFGate / October 17th, 2019

The home of a notorious art scammer, an enviable Mediterranean style mansion in the posh Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco, is now offered for sale at $15 million, after a previusly listing at $19 million. In 2015, Luke Brugnara,  a.k.a. "Lucky Luke," was sentenced to seven ...

A New Kind of 'Art Hub' to Debut in London With Flexible Exhibition and Work Spaces for Members

Evening Standard / September 30th, 2019

A £20 million renovation of 5 historic buildings in London will create an innovative way to work and sell for professionals in the visual arts. Opening in May 2020, Cromwell Place is a new art center and membership organization with 14 gallery spaces set in the heart of South Kensington’s ...

Last House Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Comes to Auction

ArtfixDaily / September 29th, 2019

Circular Sun House, the last residence designed by America's pre-eminent 20th-century architect Frank Lloyd Wright, will be offered at auction next month. One of 14 circular homes Wright created, and his last design before he died in April 1959, the residence will be sold at a live, on-site ...

Extreme Heat Further Threatens Notre Dame, Architect Says

CNN / July 25th, 2019

A heat wave that has embroiled Europe all week could cause the fire-damaged parts of Notre Dame to collapse, according to Chief Architect Philippe Villeneuve. "I am very worried about the heat wave because, as you know, the Cathedral suffered from the fire, the beams coming down, but also ...

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up London With 'Illuminated River' Across Thames Bridges

ArtfixDaily / July 18th, 2019

Heads of traitors on spikes, bustling industry, quiet moonlit scenes by artists from Grimshaw to Whistler, the River Thames and its bridges have figured large in the lore of London. Now the public will see the historic waterway in a whole new light. Artist Leo Villareal – in collaboration with ...

UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Sites to World Heritage List

New York Times / July 16th, 2019

Eight major buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, the lauded list of international sites deemed worthy of conservation. The designation brings increased recognition and can boost tourism, among other benefits. From NYT:  The designation ...

I.M. Pei, Renowned Architect of Louvre Pyramid, Remembered

NPR / May 16th, 2019

Modernist architect I.M. Pei, known for iconic structures from the Louvre Pyramid to Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died in New York. He was 102. Pei was born in China in 1917. He went on to study at University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and Harvard's Graudate School of Design. ...