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'A Site of Struggle: American Art against Anti-Black Violence' Opens at The Block Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2022

“How can art history help inform our understanding of the deep roots of racial violence?” asks curator Janet Dees. A new exhibition debuting later this month at The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University seeks to address this and related questions as it considers the long ...

Palmer Museum of Art Exhibition Examines Evolution of Abstraction in the 1940s

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2022

A captivating new exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State considers how some of the most provocative midcentury artists made the leap from figuration to abstraction. A Way Through: Abstract Art of the 1940s features major works by Suzy Frelinghuysen, Arshile Gorky, Paul Keene, Lee ...

The Wonder of Wood Conference Explores Decorative Marquetry and Inlay

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2022

The Wonder of Wood: Decorative Inlay and Marquetry in Europe and America, 1600–1900 will explore the history and artistry of inlay and marquetry in America and Europe. The conference will occur at both the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Winterthur Museum, Garden & ...

Hudson River School Landscapes On View Alongside Frederick Law Olmsted Bicentennial Events

ArtfixDaily / January 18th, 2022

Connecticut's New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) will present The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, January 28 to May 22, 2022, concurrent to the Bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth in April, to examine the overlaps of ...

Long Overlooked, Leading 20th-Century American Artist Doris Lee Is Celebrated Once Again in Traveling Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / January 18th, 2022

Pennsylvania's Westmoreland Museum of American Art premiered Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, which is now set to travel to three other museum venues as part of a national exhibition tour. The Westmoreland’s Chief Curator, Barbara L. Jones partnered with Melissa Wolfe, Curator of ...

Major Survey of Sean Scully Is Expanded for Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibition This Spring

ArtfixDaily / January 17th, 2022

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major survey of Irish-born American artist Sean Scully, featuring paintings and works on paper from the early 1970s to the present. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas will chart the artist’s significant contributions to the American and ...

'Georgia O’Keeffe and American Modernism' Opens at the McNay Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / January 17th, 2022

Opening Friday, January 21, at the McNay Art Museum, in San Antonio, Texas, Georgia O’Keeffe and American Modernism presents a wide-ranging view of the American Modernist movement through 65 diverse artworks from the McNay’s permanent collection, the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the ...

ARTFIXdaily Temporarily Closed This Week; Coming Up: Milton Avery Retrospective Travels

ArtfixDaily / January 9th, 2022

(ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will resume on January 17, 2022.) Beginning in Hartford, Connecticut, in the early 1900s, American painter Milton Avery (1885–1965) forged a staunchly independent path as an artist. Today, Avery is celebrated as a preeminent modern painter and one of the ...

New Museum to Show the First Full Retrospective in New York of Faith Ringgold This February

ArtfixDaily / January 6th, 2022

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People” provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of ...

Lennart Anderson Retrospective Travels to Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Connecticut, Then Heads West

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2022

When you look at nature from a distance, you can see how it all fits together. There is a harmony, and that is what interests me. - Lennart Anderson After a fall run at the New York Studio School, Lennart Anderson: A Retrospective is on view at the Chauncey Stillman Gallery - Lyme Academy ...

Time Travel to Early 1900s Austria With Kirkland Museum's 'Josef Hoffman's Vienna'

ArtfixDaily / January 4th, 2022

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver presents Josef Hoffmann’s Vienna Jan. 21 through April 3, 2022, offering visitors the chance to time travel to early 1900s Austria without the need of a passport and plane ticket. Revel in the influence of architect and designer Josef ...

Kehinde Wiley Brings a 'New Kind of Sublime' to the National Gallery London

ArtfixDaily / December 30th, 2021

This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley explores the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and ...

'Nature × Humanity: Oxman Architects' at SFMOMA Examines a Former MIT Professor's Pioneering Art and Sustainable Designs

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

What does it mean to build, house, inform and inspire sustainable ways of living in the 21st century? American Israeli architect and founder of the New York-based practice, OXMAN, Neri Oxman questions the materials, tools and methods of architecture as we know it today. In the exclusive ...

The Winter Show and TEFAF Maastricht Among 2022 Art Fairs to be Postponed

ArtfixDaily / December 30th, 2021

Due to rising COVID-19 cases in New York City, the Board of Managers of East Side House Settlement⁠—the owner and beneficiary of The Winter Show—announced a decision to postpone the 2022 edition of The Winter Show, originally scheduled for January 21-30. New dates at the Park Avenue ...

'His brush makes the quietest—the bleakest—places the most alluring;' Chiura Obata Works Acquired by Utah Museum

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

Thirty-five works by Chiura Obata, one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the twentieth century, are now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah—thanks to a generous gift from the ...

Wayne Thiebaud, Iconic California Painter, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

I think art is probably our saving grace. It can almost ignore our animal premise and spirits. It’s worth investing in as many deeply involved people as we can muster because I think that’s where our hopes lie: in giving us a life of pleasure, challenge, comfort, joyousness—all of the things that ...

Peter Lynch Donates More Than $20 Million in Art to Boston College

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2022

Peter Lynch, vice chairman of Fidelity Management and Research Company and trustee associate at Boston College, has gifted 27 paintings and three drawings—worth in excess of $20 million—from his and his late wife Carolyn’s private art collection to Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art, ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed for the Holidays, Returns January 2022

ArtfixDaily / December 13th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily is closed for the holidays. E-newsletter service will resume on January 3, 2022. Thank you to our readers and to ARTFIXdaily's contributors and advertising supporters for providing inspiring art news and information during the peaks and valleys of 2021. The peaks included a first ...

Pantone Conjured Up A Fresh Color of the Year for 2022 to Signal 'Newness'

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2021

The Pantone 2022 "Color of the Year"—Very Peri—is meant to reflect transformation as humanity adapts during the COVID-19 pandemic with new ideas and technology. Very Peri is described as a "dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone" that is a mix of the "faithfulness and ...

Must-See 'Majolica Mania' Exhibition Continues in New York Through January 2, Then Travels

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2021

Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition yet mounted of a significant nineteenth-century innovation in ceramics. Inspired by Italian Renaissance maiolica and French Palissy ware, “majolica” debuted at ...