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Dozens of Art Objects Vandalized in Mysterious Attacks at German Museums

NPR / October 21st, 2020

About 70 artifacts and art pieces were vandalized at several museums in Berlin earlier this month. Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th century paintings are among the works damaged wtih an oily substance on Oct. 3, according to Berlin police. The museums were open that ...

'Love, Life, Death, and Desire' Exhibition Opens at Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2020

Damien Hirst’s seminal installation In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) is presented alongside works of historic, modern, and contemporary art.  The Yale Center for British Art presents its first new special exhibition since ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of October 18

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 18. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume October 26. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, has recently reopened with Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November

ArtfixDaily / October 15th, 2020

This November, the Whitney presents Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based ...

Deutsche Bank Is Refocusing Its Art Collection Starting With a Downsize of Historical Works

Forbes / October 14th, 2020

Deutsche Bank, which holds around 55,000 artworks—one of the world's largest corporate art collections—will sell around 200 modern works to fund new art acquisitions, says Friedhelm Hütte, head of Arts Deutsche Bank. "The number of branches is becoming less and less," Hütte says. "That has had ...

Stanford Economists Win Nobel Prize For Auction Theory

Bloomberg / October 12th, 2020

The Nobel prize for economics was awarded on Monday to Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson. The two game theory specilaists won for their designs of mathematical models that promote “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats,” said Göran K Hansson, ...

Tourist Returns Stolen Items to Pompeii Citing 'Negative Energy'

CNN / October 12th, 2020

A tourist from Canada who took five artifacts from Pompeii 15 years ago has returned the items after blaming them for bad luck. The woman mailed two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of amphora vase and a piece of ceramic wall to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii along with a note explaining her ...

A Favorite Pupil of W.M. Chase and Friend of Helen Keller, This American Impressionist Is Spotlighted at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2020

Hawthorne Fine Art will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Mary Lane McMillan. Running from October 15, 2020 to December 18, 2020, Drawn from Life: The Art of Mary Lane McMillan (1883-1976) invites viewers to rediscover a highly talented and accomplished American ...

The American Art Fair Kicks Off Its 13th Edition Online With 24 Top-Tier Galleries

ArtfixDaily / October 9th, 2020

{{image}} The American Art Fair celebrates its thirteenth year with an online only fair that runs through October 18 opens at www.theamericanartfair.com. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works. This year, each of the 24 ...

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores the Relationship Between Art and Nature

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Nature and art have the power to reframe perspectives and offer moments of release during times of uncertainty. The exhibition “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020,” opening Oct. 16 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, turns to nature for inspiration to help explain ...

Crystal Bridges Announces Director-Level Appointments, Sam Gilliam Acquisition and New Exhibits on View Including 'Nick Cave: Until'

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Crystal Bridges has announced the appointments of Sandy Edwards as senior director, and Jill Wagar as deputy director, effective immediately.   Sandy Edwards’ career exemplifies her deep commitment during her 46-year career to improving quality of life through arts and education. ...

Preview Highlights of This Weekend's ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Online

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2020

Following a successful virtual spring show, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is looking forward to hosting the annual ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show online in the year of their 35th anniversary. The online show opens at 10 am October 9 and continues through 10 pm ...

Divers Say Nazi Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Fate of Looted Amber Room

Guardian / October 2nd, 2020

A group of Polish divers say they have discovered a World War II-era German ship with crates of contents that could be connected to the missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace near St Petersburg. The fabled amber and gold-leaf encrusted room, gifted to Peter the Great of Russia in 1716, ...

'Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead'  – A Century of Women-Designed Landscapes Now At-Risk Shown in Digital Exhibition and New Report

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there ...

'Storm of Progress': Upcoming Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum Will Highlight More than 200 Years of German Art

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

From Friedrich to Richter, ‘Storm of Progress’ will feature masterworks from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s renowned collection The Saint Louis Art Museum will highlight its world-class collection of German art in an exhibition presenting more than 120 works of the last 200 years, from ...

New Book 'Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly' Documents the Influential Activist-Artist Group Since 1985

ArtfixDaily / September 30th, 2020

In 1985, a bunch of feminist masked avengers began plastering posters all over downtown New York. They named galleries, museums, critics, collectors, and white male artists who contributed to an art system prejudiced against women and artists of color. Since then, the Guerrilla Girls have ...

McNay Art Museum Exhibits Its Trove of Modernist Prints by Los Tres Grandes — Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros

ArtfixDaily / September 29th, 2020

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is offering a rare opportunity to see nearly all of the prints in its Permanent Collection by los tres grandes or “the three greats” of Mexican modernism–Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. ​​Los Tres Grandes: Obras de Rivera, ...

Landmark Exhibition at Kew Gardens Explores the Fragility of the Natural World

ArtfixDaily / September 28th, 2020

Paradise Lost will be the first UK solo exhibition by Dutch-born, Mexico-based visual artist Jan Hendrix. The landmark show at Kew Gardens, featuring new works in a number of mediums, will convey the artist’s response to the transformation of the landscape known as Kamay Botany Bay, in Sydney, ...

The Very Timely Philip Guston Retrospective Will Be Postponed For 4 Years

Guardian / September 27th, 2020

A much-anticipated exhibition of Philip Guston — the 20th-century American artist who boldly took on subjects from racism to fascism, along with abstraction and American identity themes — has been delayed for four years. Now falling on the run-up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, the show ...

A Powerful Trio of Must-See Exhibitions Are Extended As Yale University Art Gallery Reopens

ArtfixDaily / September 27th, 2020

On September 25, the Yale University Art Gallery opened to visitors for the first time in nearly seven months with new covid-19 safety measures in place. “Our world has transformed in ways we never could have imagined since the Gallery closed in March. Now, more than ever, cultural institutions ...