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Recently Conserved American Portrait Reveals a Once-Erased Enslaved Boy's Story

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2022

Ogden Museum of Southern Art has unveiled a recently conserved 19th-century painting, Bélizaire and the Frey Children, to reveal a hidden central figure. The painting once again includes the image of an enslaved boy that was intentionally painted out and only recently uncovered and restored to ...

Bill of Rights Precursor Document Could Fetch $5 Million at Auction This July

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2022

This July, Sotheby’s will offer Virginia’s official ratification of the U.S. Constitution, a rare copy which also includes a list of 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, all part of a 13-page document from June 25, 1788, that later helped establish the Bill of Rights. It is one of only ...

Boris Johnson Formerly Deemed British Holding of Parthenon Sculptures 'Unacceptable'

ArtfixDaily / July 3rd, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson once ardently supported the Parthenon Marbles repatriation to Athens in letters to the Greek culture minister that detailed why the British government should give the ancient sculptures back. Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea has reported on previously unseen and ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed to July 4

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2022

ARTFIXdaily is closed for website maintenance and updates. E-newsletter service will resume from July 4. Looking ahead, the exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern opens June 18 at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. One of the largest Rodin exhibitions in the ...

100 Great British Drawings Spotlighted at The Huntington

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

“100 Great British Drawings,” a major exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, will trace the practice of drawing in Britain from the 17th through the mid-20th century, spotlighting The Huntington’s important collection of more than 12,000 works that represent the ...

New Exhibition 'Sand Unshaken: The Origin Story of Alma Thomas' Reveals Striking Historical Background That Informed Artist's Work

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

A new exhibition highlights the life and work of renowned artist Alma Thomas, a native of Columbus, Georgia. Alma Thomas rose to fame in 1972 at 80 years old as the first Black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum in NYC; she was also the first African American woman to have her work ...

New Colby Museum Exhibition Unveils Previously Unseen Works by Andrew Wyeth

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

Life and Death shows the artist engaging with his own mortality A new exhibition in Waterville, Maine, at the Colby College Museum of Art, Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, offers the first public presentation of a recently rediscovered series of drawings in which the artist Andrew Wyeth ...

See 5 Phenomenal Floral Works in The Whitney's American Modernism Show

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

Floral works are a highlight in the telling of The Whitney's collection transition from focusing on realism to more abstraction in its holdings of early American Modernism. The Whitney Museum of American Art now is showing At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an ...

First Exhibition to Explore the Collaborative Partnership of James McNeill Whistler and Joanna Hiffernan opens at National Gallery This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

When James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) and Joanna Hiffernan (1839–1886) met in 1860, they began a close professional and personal relationship that lasted for over two decades. Featuring some 60 works including paintings, drawings, and prints, The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James ...

Designer Duro Olowu Selects Objects That Amplify Pattern for Exhibition at Cooper Hewitt

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

Nigerian British designer Duro Olowu has guest curated the 20th installment in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” exhibition series, which invites designers, writers and cultural figures to explore and interpret objects in the museum’s permanent collection. On view in New York ...

Leading Asian Artists Create New Works Within Hancock Shaker Village

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

In its first major exhibition on contemporary Asian art, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing is now on view at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., through November 14, 2022. This immersive, site-specific exhibition features three acclaimed Asian artists: Yusuke Asai of Japan, ...

London's Regency-Era Soane Museum to Offer Portals into Other Realms With Summer Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Space Popular: The Portal Galleries will present new work and research by the multidisciplinary design practice Space Popular, led by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, at Sir John Soane’s house museum in London this summer. Designed by renowned architect Sir John Soane and filled with his ...

View Highlights of Norway's Massive, New National Museum Debuting June 11

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Norway's long-awaited National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on June 11. Designed by Klaus Schuwerk, who partnered with Kleihues + Kleihues of Germany and Dyrvik Arkitekter of Norway, the new 587,000-square-foot building merges the collections of four institutions with some ...

Philanthropist Joan Brock Gifts $34 Million to Chrysler Museum of Art, Including Notable Artworks

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA., just announced Hampton Roads Philanthropist Joan Brock has made a $34 million gift to the museum, including 40 works of art from the Macon and Joan Brock Collection and two position endowments, including the Director of the Museum. This gift will also ...

FBI Investigates 25 Basquiat Works Exhibited at Florida Museum

New York Times / May 30th, 2022

The New York Times reports that the FBI Art Crime Team is "investigating the authenticity of 25 paintings that the Orlando Museum of Art says were created by Basquiat." The works are said to have been painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 1980s, recovered from a storage unit in 2012, and largely ...

A Museum Dedicated to a Poet Among Cultural Sites Attacked in Ukraine

NBC News / May 30th, 2022

A missile strike targeted the Hryhorii Skovoroda Literary Memorial Museum in Skovorodynivka, Ukraine, on May 6. The Russian attack damaged paintings, sculptures and books housed in the historic house museum dedicated to one of Ukraine’s most influential poets and philosophers. The museum burned, ...

Man Throws Cake at Mona Lisa

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2022

A man who disguised himself as an old lady in a wheelchair hurled a piece of frosted cake at the Louvre's iconic Mona Lisa on Sunday. "A visitor simulated a disability in order to use a wheelchair to approach the work, which was installed in a secure display case. The Louvre applied its usual ...

Former Louvre Head Charged in Alleged Antiquities Trafficking Case

The Art Newspaper / May 28th, 2022

Former director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, was charged last week as part of an investigation into alleged trafficking of antiquities. An "official legal source" told The Art Newspaper that Martinez was charged Wednesday with “complicity of gang fraud and laundering“ of antiquities ...

Palm Beach Art Dealer Faces Charges Over Sales of Alleged Fake Basquiat, Warhol Works

Palm Beach Daily News / May 28th, 2022

A Palm Beach art dealer is facing charges after the FBI raided his galleries on Worth Avenue last December in pursuit of allegedly fake artworks sold as originals by blue-chip artists. The case now involves an alleged scheme of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering related to art sales. ...

'Fantasy of the Middle Ages' Exhibition Reveals Medieval Influence on Modern Imagination

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2022

From fairytales to theme parks and Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, the Middle Ages have been mythologized, dramatized, and re-envisioned time and again, proving an irresistible point of inspiration for creative reinterpretations. The stories and images of vibrant illuminated ...