Press Releases tagged with American art

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Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) Pentecost, 1989.  Tempera.  Private Collection.

Major Retrospective Planned for Centenary of Andrew Wyeth's Birth

Released: December 7, 2016

To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers selected from major museums and private collections. Co-curated by Audrey Lewis (Curator, Brandywine River Museum of Art) and Patricia Junker (the Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum), Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect will be the first in-depth chronological examination of Wyeth’s career since 1973. This exhibition will explore how the artist’s work evolved o...

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Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Head of Astral Harold ($20,000-$30,000)

Weschler’s Holiday Auction Dazzles with Diamonds and Fine Art Works by Picasso and Paul Jenkins

Released: December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON -  Just in time for the holidays, Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale over 300 works of art, jewelry, silver, rugs, and Asian art in its Capital Collections sale on Fri., Dec. 9.   FINE ART from the Estate of Harold Hart will be among the fine art offerings of the sale. Harold Hart, a DC native, was the Gallery Director at the Martha Jackson Gallery for over twenty years. He was the first ever African-American Director of a major private gallery. Notable works from his estate include the acrylic on canvas by Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Head of Astral Harol...

Installation view of "Making Modernism: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith"

Terra Foundation Announces More than $11.4M in Grants in FY2016, Nearly $80M since Grantmaking Began in 2005

Released: December 6, 2016

The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that $11,459,646 was awarded in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016) for nearly 80 initiatives and partnerships worldwide, including: A $4.5 commitment to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art to increase access to its extensive collection of archival material on the artists, collectors, dealers, and scholars who have shaped the history of art in the United States; Postdoctoral teaching fellowships at Humboldt Universität Berlin; The panel discussion “Women and Black Folk Art,” at Intuit: The Center for...

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Portrait of Mrs.  John D.  Rockefeller, Jr.  (Abby Greene Aldrich) Robert Brackman New York, New York, 1941 Oil on canvas Private Collection

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum to Celebrate its Diamond Anniversary in 2017 with Myriad Special Exhibitions and More

Released: December 5, 2016

When John D. Rockefeller, Jr. established in 1957 the museum that bears his wife Abby’s name, he honored her and her leading role in the appreciation and study of American folk art. He may not have envisioned that the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (AARFAM) would become the oldest, continuously operating institution in the United States dedicated solely to the collection, exhibition and preservation of American folk art. Nearly 60 years after the museum was founded with a core collection of 250 objects that Mrs. Rockefeller gave to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1939, th...

Bertoia, Laverne, Picasso and Large Selection of Fine Art Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers Annual Holiday Fine Estates Aucton

Released: November 28, 2016

On Sunday, December 4th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its Annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of 792 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the Mid-Atlantic. The auction includes a large selection of fine art, outstanding mid-century decorative arts, fine English silver, American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate orient...

Thomas Hart Benton "Roosterville Farm" painting

Fresh to Market Thomas Hart Benton Painting

Released: December 2, 2016

The KC Auction & Appraisal Company is excited to announce that they are offering a fresh to the market Thomas Hart Benton painting with no reserve! The painting is a study that was executed in 1967-68. It is titled "Roosterville Farm" and has an iron clad provenance. The consignor of the painting is one of the models in the painting and was a neighbor of the Bentons at the time. Also consigned is a drawing by Benton from the same consignor. The Benton painting is part of an Antique Auction online now through December 12th at 7pm. Other highlights include a Ferahan Palace size rug...

The auction will feature two original paintings by Albert Tilburne (1887-1965), including the one pictured here.

Western and Native American-themed artwork, rare Beatles and Janis Joplin posters, much more at Weiss Auctions, Dec. 17-18

Released: December 1, 2016

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Rare vintage posters for the Beatles and Janis Joplin, a Committee of Vigilance of San Francisco certificate from 1856, and a broad selection of military swords spanning multiple conflicts, generations and countries will be just part of what bidders can expect at a two-day auction planned for the weekend of December 17-18 by Weiss Auctions. Both sessions will be conducted in Weiss Auctions’ showroom, located at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook. The Saturday, December 17th session will feature militaria, Native American objects, advertising collectibles, historical items and...

New York Public Library Discussion with Curator and Artists of 'The Artist's Museum' Now on View at ICA/Boston

Released: November 29, 2016

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY presentS DISCUSSION about The Artist’s Museum, the exhibition now on view at ica/boston ICA Curator Dan Byers in conversation with artists Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, and Sara VanDerBeek whose work is featured in the current exhibition at ICA/Boston December 14, 2016, New York City WHAT On the occasion of the publication of the catalogue accompanying The Artist’s Museum, the exhibition currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), the New York Public Library’s An Art Book program presents artists Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, ...

 More than 200 guests raised funds for student scholarships through a silent auction and spirited live auction of juried paintings and sculpture donated by LCAD alumni, faculty and students at LCAD Collector's Choice gala.

Laguna College of Art and Design Honors The Medtronic Foundation at 27th Annual Collector's Choice Juried Art Auction and Fundraiser

Released: November 29, 2016

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) raised $272,000 at its 27th Annual Collector’s Choice Juried Art Auction and Fundraiser held on Friday, November 18th at Montage Laguna Beach. The College also honored the Medtronic Foundation with the LCAD Creative Partnership Award. “Since 2002, the LCAD community has benefitted enormously from the generosity of The Medtronic Foundation as a match to support giving from John Livingston and LCAD Trustee Bonnie Livingston,” said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. “Their support has filled many essential needs, not the least of which has been providing mo...

Original painting by the renowned Missouri-born Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).

Market fresh painting by Thomas Hart Benton (Am., 1889-1975) headlines KC Auction & Appraisal's online-only auction ending Dec. 12th

Released: November 28, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A painting by the renowned Missouri-born artist Thomas Hart Benton (Am., 1889-1975) is the expected headliner in an online-only auction being held by KC Auction & Appraisal Company, based in Kansas City. The auction is already up and online and will end on Monday, December 12th, at 7 pm Central time. Bidders can log on now, at The painting comes with an impeccable, rock-solid provenance. The young man depicted in the foreground is Randall Jessee, who happens to be the consignor. The Jessees were neighbors of the Bentons for a few years ...

North West corner of the MAACM Building

Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement signs contract with Gilbane Inc to begin construction

Released: November 25, 2016

The MAACM is poised to become a cultural anchor for the thriving St. Petersburg art scene. Major news out of St. Petersburg, Florida as we learn construction will now be underway on the massive Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement! The signing of the contract between Ciccarello's American Craftsman Museum and Gilbane Construction marks the culmination of more than three years of intensive design collaboration between Mr. Ciccarello and award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM), designed by Alfonso Architects, wil...

Andrew Wyeth, Christina's World, 1948.  Museum of Modern Art.

USPS to Mark Centennial of Andrew Wyeth's Birth With 12 Forever® Stamps Featuring His Work

Released: November 22, 2016

The United States Postal Service announced today that it will issue a pane of stamps in 2017 inspired by the art of Andrew Wyeth to commemorate the centennial of the artist’s birth. Wyeth was born and spent his life in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, home of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which displays American art, including work by three generations of the Wyeth family, and offers tours of the artist’s studio. The official dedication ceremony for the stamps will take place at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10 a.m., 100 years to the day that Andrew Wy...

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William T.  Williams with "Page One" (Blue Line Series), in 2010.  Photograph by Nodeth Vang, New York City.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery to Represent William T. Williams

Released: November 22, 2016

“One of the things I remember most is ... people asking me … ‘Why are you making abstraction? It’s not African American art.’ And I would always say, “Well … you tell me what it should look like. Jazz is the most abstract of all music. Music is totally abstract. How can you not say there’s a tradition of abstraction?’ I would talk about quilts, point out that the geometry of quilts is certainly coming out of abstraction. There is this rich tradition; all you have to do is see it and to use it.”                     —William T. Williams (New York—November 22, 2016) Michael Rosenfeld Gall...

Vintage Cartier Paris, Diamond and Citrine Bracelet circa 1940s - Sold for $144,000

Rare and Vintage Jewelry, Paintings Lead the Charge at Brunk Auctions November Sale

Released: November 22, 2016

Brunk Auctions held their final catalog auction of the calendar year on November 18-19, and continued their track record of bringing exceptional objects to market. The Asheville-based auction house received exceptional prices for vintage jewelry and paintings. Sold over two sessions, the auction consisted of nearly one thousand lots and realized over $1.9 million.   The top lot in the sale was a very fine Cartier Paris Diamond and Citrine Bracelet. The bracelet is 18 kt. gold accented with 70 single-cut diamonds, 10 square step-cut golden citrines, and 40 oval-faceted golden citrines. ...

Rendering of new entrance to the Art Museums

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Board Approves $40 Million Expansion of its Art Museums

Released: November 21, 2016

The first large-scale expansion and upgrade to the building that houses the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum since its opening in 1985 is slated to break ground in April 2017, marking the conclusion of a $40 million capital campaign announced two years ago. The project has been the primary capital priority of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s $600 million Campaign for History and Citizenship. To date, all but $1.6 million has been raised, and the remaining amount is anticipated to be raised by the end of 2016. Both the Boards of Tr...

Underground Entrance, 2011, Oil, acrylic, spray paint on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

Chris DAZE Ellis: The Asphalt Jungle at Childs Gallery

Released: November 18, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Childs Gallery presents Chris DAZE Ellis: The Asphalt Jungle, an exhibition of recent paintings and prints by celebrated graffiti artist Chris Ellis – best known by his street name, Daze. Hailed as one of the most important graffiti artists of his generation, Daze earned his stripes writing graffiti in the New York City subway in the mid-1970s, later transitioning to canvas in the early 1980s. Using spray paint in combination with the more traditional media of oil and acrylic, Daze’s dynamic paintings capture the grittiness and spontaneous energy of city life. The city – The...

John Ford Clymer (American, 1907-1986) Stalking Buffalo oil on panel, 15 x 30 inches, pre-sale estimate $80,000 – 120,000, sold for $161,000.

Works by John Ford Clymer Top Arts of the American West Sale at Leslie Hindman

Released: November 17, 2016

The two-day Arts of the American West auction on November 10 and 11 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Denver had strong sessions of American paintings and Southwestern jewelry. It was standing room only for the first session of Western paintings and fine art. During both days, 670 lots were sold for a sale total of $726,452 with buyer¹s premium. Successful bidders participated across the country, with buyers in the Midwest, Southwest and West purchasing most. Two paintings by John Ford Clymer were the top lots of the sale. Stalking Buffalo sold to the floor for $161,000 against a presale ...

Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled, 1986, Courtesy of Masterworks Fine Art

NJ Collector Beats an American Museum to an Eui-Jeong Yoo Ceramic, and Other Notable Transactions During the Last Hours at the NYAAJ

Released: November 16, 2016

The New York Art, Antiques, and Jewelry Show (NYAAJ) at Pier 94 wrapped up successfully on Sunday November 13, 2016. This year’s event marked many meaningful firsts for the fair.  The fair presented its first edition at its new NYC venue, Pier 94, relocating from the Park Avenue Armory which served as the fair’s venue till last year. This relocation allowed the fair to conceive a larger event in Manhattan with a broader selection of art and collectibles and helped the fair’s exhibitors expand their client base. “We have made several sizable sales here this year, all of which were to ne...

Machteld Schrameyer & Johan Westenburg, Hopkinsville, Ky.


Released: November 16, 2016

Fashion designers specializing in one-of-a-kind coats, jackets, millinery and accessories at the fourth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum, November 19-20, will be among 90 exhibitors to enhance the landmark Beaux-Arts Court. Masters at leatherwork, weaving and expert tailoring, achieving high fashion classic lines or casual wear with fanciful accents, share a passion for their work and skill to achieve their stylish visions. The show, which also includes 26 jewelers, is produced and curated by An American Craftsman Galleries that has supported crafts artists since 1982, ...

Mural, The Dream Garden, 1916.  Tiffany Studios.  In collaboration with Maxfield Parrish.  Glass mosaic.  Curtis Publishing Company Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Louis Comfort Tiffany's Little-Known Glass Mosaics Come to Light in Corning Exhibition

Released: November 15, 2016

Architectural Panels, Decorative Objects, and Digital Displays Reveal This Little-Known Aspect of Tiffany’s Artistry and Innovation Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics May 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018 The first exhibition to explore Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics—an extraordinary but little-known aspect of his artistic production—will be presented by The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG), in Corning, New York, from May 20, 2017, through January 7, 2018. Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics, organized jointly by CMoG and The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, will combine works from both collections ...

Happy Patron Launches Online Social Art Gallery. Gallery will feature fully sustainable prints, and a promise to fund art education.

Released: November 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Happy Patron Launches Online Social Art Gallery Gallery will feature fully sustainable prints, and a promise to fund art education NEW YORK, NY (November 15, 2016) - Happy Patron announced today the official launch of their online Social Art Gallery with the vividly heartwarming “Thai Watercolor Flows” exhibition, (, which combines the sale of fully sustainable, museum quality artworks, printed on environmentally friendly bamboo-cotton paper, with the mission to fund art education for underprivileged children with every purchase. “Our gall...

This classic Hudson River School oil painting by Worthington Whittredge (Am., 1810-1920) is expected to sell for $40,000-$60,000 on Jan.  14-16, 2017 in Atlanta.

Hudson River School oil painting by Worthington Whittredge will headline Ahlers & Ogletree's Jan. 14-16 auction

Released: November 15, 2016

ATLANTA, Ga. – A stunning oil on canvas painting by the renowned Hudson School artist Worthington Whittredge (Am., 1820-1910), titled Campers in the Blue Ridge Mountains, artist-signed lower right, is an expected top lot at Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction, slated for Jan. 14-16 in the firm’s gallery at 715 Miami Circle (Suite 210) in Atlanta. From a prominent Atlanta private collection, the painting depicts a stony stream surrounded by dense forest, with a group of figures in the background building a small fire in a bright stream-side clearing. It is a cla...

 Regis Francois Gignoux (1816-1882), Winter Landscape with Skaters, c.  1860, oil on canvas.

Comforts, Cures, and Distractions: Winter at Fruitlands Museum

Released: November 14, 2016

HARVARD, Mass. – The Trustees today announced that Fruitlands Museum, its newest property, presents Comforts, Cures, and Distractions: Winter at Fruitlands Museum, beginning November 19, 2016 and running through March 26, 2017. The exhibition brings wintry New England into vivid focus with an assortment of art and artifacts from the museum’s diverse Transcendentalist, Shaker, Native American, and landscape painting collections.  “As daylight hours shorten and temperatures plummet, snow transforms the landscape, blanketing it with hushed beauty,” says Fruitlands Curator Shana Dumont Garr...

Gustave Baumann, Redwood, 1934; printed 1960.  Color woodblock print, 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches.  The Ann Baumann Trust, Courtesy of The Annex Galleries

Gustave Baumann in California

Released: November 11, 2016

From March 5 to August 6, 2017, the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) will present Gustave Baumann in California. The first focused investigation of Gustave Baumann’s (1881-1971) influential presence in California, the exhibition emphasizes the artist’s affinity for the natural landscape of the United States as well as the intricate elements of his unique approach to printmaking. Trained in the German tradition of woodblock printing, Baumann adapted his skills to American subjects and became a pioneer in the development of color woodcuts in the U.S. An expressive carver and exceptio...

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World-Renowned Sculptor Glenna Goodacre’s Final New Work Will Benefit the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

Released: November 11, 2016

New Bronze Represents An Unprecedented Collaboration Between Goodacre and the late master realist painter Clark Hulings (Santa Fe, NM, 11/9/2016) - The national nonprofit Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is thrilled to announce a unique artistic and philanthropic collaboration between Glenna Goodacre, one of America’s most prominent living sculptors, and the late master painter Clark Hulings. In what will be Goodacre’s final new work before her retirement, she has joined with Mary and Elizabeth Hulings, the heirs to the Clark Hulings estate, to produce a bas-relief inspir...

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