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France Reveals Plans to Restore Notre-Dame Cathedral As It Was

ArtfixDaily / July 13th, 2020

The Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt as it was before fire consumed part of the Paris landmark last year, a commission announced on Thursday. While contemporary designs were at first considered to replace the destroyed spire, the 19th-century design by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc will be ...

Iconic Hagia Sophia Converted From Museum Back to Mosque

T+L / July 13th, 2020

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul had been designated a mosque after several decades functioning as a museum. The popular tourist destination will still be open to travelers and locals, according to the Turkish state. Following a court decision, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered that ...

Christie's New Kind of Global Live 'Relay' Auction Tops $420 Million

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

On Friday, July 10, Christie’s rolled out a new concept with ONE, a global live auction offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design in a relay of livestreamed sales in four cities.  During the pandemic, with restrictions varying by locale for ...

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art is a collaborative exhibition between two of Cape Cod’s esteemed art museums presenting colorful, bold artwork from the modern art period. Spanning works from the late nineteenth and twentieth ...

FBI Raids Alleged Art Forgery Ring in Michigan Woods

Detroit News / July 9th, 2020

A team of more than 30 FBI agents raided the property of Michigan artist Donald "D.B." Henkel this week in relation to an alleged art forgery ring that involved fake paintings sold for six-figure sums to top U.S. galleries, collectors and museums, according to the Detroit News. Based ...

Diverse American Stories⁠—Told Through Marine Art Plus Surveys of Crafting and Diego Rivera⁠—Ahead at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 9th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's 2021 temporary exhibition schedule includes the Crystal Bridges-organized exhibitions Crafting America and In American Waters, along with Diego Rivera’s America. The museum also has updated its 2020 schedule including Ansel Adams: In Our Time, and a focus ...

Museums Battle on Social Media Over Best Cats, Mystery Objects and Derrières in Art

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

Museums are stepping up on social media with fierce curator's battles over whose collection holds the #BestCat, #MysteryObject and #BestMuseumBum—for figures in art boasting backside⁠—human or animal, apparently. Yorkshire Museum in the U.K. kicked off the near-weekly #CuratorBattle themes, ...

Musée Rodin to Increase Sculpture Sales During Pandemic-Produced Slump

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

The Rodin Museum in Paris plans to sell more bronze replicas of the artist's original marble masterpieces after four months of coronavirus-induced closure has battered the museum's bottomline. The largely self-financed museum dedicated to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin re-opened on ...

You Say You Want a Revolution? Well, Recreate an 18th-Century Style Pickle Stand

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

Master Ceramicist Michelle Erickson Recreates a Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia-Made Porcelain Pickle Stand in New Video from the Museum of the American Revolution What can one piece of porcelain tell us about the American Revolution? In a newly released 18-minute film, master ceramicist ...

Some Parts of Arts Industry Got Multimillions in PPP Loans

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

A slice of the $521 billion in government economic relief meant for small businesses in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic went to an array of museums, art galleries, auction houses, art media, institutions, foundations, artists and others. A list of loans of $150,000 and above was made ...

Massachusetts Museums Are Readying to Reopen; Find Fresh Exhibitions and Art Walks in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The three largest museums in the Berkshires⁠—the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum—plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11–12 weekend, following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume ...

National Museum of Women in the Arts Acquires Over 170 Works by 4 Artists

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has announced recent major collection acquisitions that reflect a commitment to telling the fullest possible story of women in art. The newly acquired works include 166 photographs by the renowned American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a ...

U.K. Provides Nearly $2 Billion For Struggling Arts Sector

The Hollywood Reporter / July 6th, 2020

The British government announced Sunday a £1.57 billion ($1.96 billion) rescue package for the U.K.'s arts and culture sector after months of pandemic shutdowns, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The relief includes £880 million ($1 billion) in grants for the financial year to April 2021, ...

Preview an Exhibition on the Influential California Cool Designs of Edith Heath

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

“only the artist-potter, who puts respect for humane values above mechanical marvels, will be able to harness the machine to do Man’s highest esthetic biddings.”- Edith Heath This summer, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) planned to explore the legacy of Edith Heath, one of the ...

Ahead of Major Retrospectives, Take a Look at Sean Scully's Latest Monumental Sculptures in Germany

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

The Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, Germany, is presenting an exhibition entitled INSIDEOUTSIDE, by the Irish artist Sean Scully, through January 3, 2021, and shown across 30 acres of leafy forest land and inside an exhibition space. Scully is world-renowned for his abstract paintings ...

For a Colorful Lift, Glimpse Chagall's America Windows

ArtfixDaily / July 5th, 2020

When the U.S. offered a safe harbor for refugees during World War II, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the renowned Russian-born artist who lived in France, was among the fortunate to escape the Nazis for America. He remained in the U.S. to 1947. "I lived here in America during the inhuman war in ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of June 29, Returns July 6

ArtfixDaily / June 27th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of June 29. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 6.

Global Consortium of Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Artist Arthur Jafa’s Renowned “Love is the Message"

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in consultation with the artist Arthur Jafa, have joined together to stream Jafa’s artwork “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) continuously for 48 hours on Hirshhorn.si.edu and AmericanArt.si.edu ...

Art-Inspired Stamps to Buy Now to Support the USPS

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

Hit hard by impacts on first class and marketing mail volume during the pandemic shutdown, the largely self-funded United States Postal Service estimated its losses could be around $2 billion a month for 18 months. This week, the postal service reported a less dire financial picture stemming from ...

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for the United Nations (UN) 75​th​ anniversary and are inviting people to ​Voice Our Future ​through an unprecedented, extended reality experience premiering on June 26th for UN Charter ...