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Modern Art Museum Shanghai 2021 Program Spotlights Zaha Hadid Architects, Premieres Immersive Alice in Warholand Experience, and Launches a Night Museum and Sculpture Garden

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

The Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai has announced its 2021 exhibition program, including the first large-scale exhibition of Zaha Hadid Architects in China, ZHA Close Up – Work & Research from 19 June - 15 September, and the first fully curated narrative museum featuring Andy Warhol in ...

Underexamined, Women-Led Pattern and Decoration Movement Explored In Expansive Exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

This June, the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, will present With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, the first full-scale scholarly North American survey of the groundbreaking yet understudied Pattern and Decoration art movement, originally on view at The ...

The Imaginative Sculptures of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne Showcased In Summer Exhibition at The Clark

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, May 8–October 31, 2021, at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It has been more than forty years since an American art museum has mounted a presentation of the work of sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, and the ...

Major Exhibition Exploring Cartier’s Inspirations from Islamic Art to Make U.S. Debut at Dallas Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 18th, 2021

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (MAD Paris), in partnership with the Maison Cartier, have announced the co-organization of Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity. This major exhibition traces the inspirations from and adaptations of Islamic art and ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

Salvator Mundi Gets the Spotlight in Two Films

ArtfixDaily / April 8th, 2021

Since the Salvator Mundi sold at a Christie's auction for $450M in 2017, setting a world record price for any artwork, intrigue has followed. Restored after its rediscovery in 2005 and then sold as a rare work by Leonardo da Vinci, the painting of Christ as Savior of the World continues ...

High Museum Receives Major Gift of Self-Taught Art

ArtfixDaily / April 8th, 2021

The High Museum of Art continues to expand its unparalleled collection of American self-taught art with a gift of 47 works by Southern self-taught artists from Atlanta collectors Harvie and Charles (“Chuck”) Abney. The paintings, sculptures and drawings, which will be followed by 26 works to be ...

MASS MoCA Expands Annual Benefit Auction With Works Donated By 24 Artists

ArtfixDaily / April 8th, 2021

24 Artists Have Donated Works to the Museum to Support the Creation of New Art The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass., has announced that it will be greatly expanding its annual benefit auction, offering 19 works and 5 limited edition multiples by 24 ...

'Last Supper in Pompeii' To Open at SF's Legion of Honor This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

"Dinner... without a friend is like the life of a lion or a wolf." – Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher (4 BC–AD 65) As the ash from Mount Vesuvius began to rain down on Pompeii in AD 79, the people of the city were engaged in two of their most important daily activities: eating and ...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion Designed by Safdie Architects

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome ...

'Warhol and Basquiat In Focus' Includes Their 1980s Collaborative Works at Reinstalled Warhol Museum

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

In a large reinstallation of The Andy Warhol Museum’s fourth-floor gallery, Warhol and Basquiat In Focus: Works from the Permanent Collection presents for the first time the Pittsburgh museum’s near-entire holdings of artworks and ephemera related to Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), the ...

Take a Virtual Tour of 'Alice Neel: People Come First'

Vulture / April 6th, 2021

Through August 1, 2021, the retrospective of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) now at The Met focuses attention primarily on her radical "pictures of people" and cityscapes made in 20th-century New York. Alice Neel: People Come First is a career-spanning survey with approximately 100 ...

Dutch Police Nab Suspect in Van Gogh, Hals Art Thefts

CNN / April 6th, 2021

Police in the Netherlands said Tuesday that a 58-year-old man from Baarn was arrested at his home on suspicion of stealing two paintings from art museums. The works by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals have not been recovered. Van Gogh's “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,″ was ...

'This Is a Robbery': Netflix Releases New Docuseries On The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

wbur / April 5th, 2021

"...the Gardner heist story finds people unwittingly rooting for criminals, or art, or perhaps both." - wbur "...it could be that a bombshell is forthcoming." - Daily Beast An unsolved mystery for over 30 years, the brazen art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still baffles ...

Largest Ever Survey of Moroccan Art Opens at Reina Sofia

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid presents Moroccan Trilogy 1950-2020, a sweeping survey of the culture of Morocco from the 1950s to the present day, running from 31 March - 27 September 2021, in a unique collaboration with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – Qatar Museums and ...

'House of the Drinking Contest' Mosaic Among Restored Artifacts From the Ancient City of Antioch in New Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida) is presenting the famed 1930s excavation of the ancient city of Antioch through rare documents, artifacts, and the exquisite mosaics that were discovered during the archaeological dig. Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at ...

Getty Museum Acquires Recently Rediscovered Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of a major work by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c.1654), the most celebrated woman painter of 17th-century Italy. Recently rediscovered after having been in private collections for centuries, the painting represents the artist at the height ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Galleries Will Present a Fresh Take on Art of the Americas with a Focus on Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

A Spotlight on Immigration, Colonialism, Trade, and Underrepresented Narratives On May 7, 2021, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils its new Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries dedicated to American art from 1650 to1850, visitors will enter a succession of generously proportioned spaces to ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

Here's a Glimpse of 'Making Paradise,' a Major New Exhibition that Explores the Concept of Eden Through Islamic Garden Design

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2021

The Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London this spring presents Making Paradise, a major new exhibition that explores the concept of Eden through Islamic garden design. Realized in collaboration with all three institutions at the Aga Khan Centre, the show (from April 29 to Sept. 30, 2021) brings ...