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Biden Picks An Array of American Paintings, Sculpture Busts To Decorate the Oval Office

Washington Post / January 21st, 2021

Following tradition, the Oval Office has been redecorated for the new Biden administration. The selections reflect President Biden's aspirations for his administration. The Washington Post got a preview of the office, noting that a large portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader through ...

Barbara Erickson, Leader of America's Oldest Conservation Nonprofit, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2021

Barbara Erickson, The Trustees President and CEO, died on the afternoon of January 15, 2021. After a valiant struggle with cancer, Barbara passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home. The Trustees of Reservations is America's oldest conservation nonprofit and the organization cares for ...

This Historic American Painting Selected For The Biden Inauguration Conveys A Message

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2021

The “inauguration painting” displayed at a reception inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday delivered on a message of hope for peace just as the new administration was sworn in. Incoming first lady Jill Biden and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) selected the painting as the official artwork for the ...

Stolen 500-Year-Old Copy of 'Salvator Mundi' Is Returned To A Museum That Didn't Miss It

BBC / January 20th, 2021

A copy of Salvator Mundi, the price record-smashing painting said to be a rare work by Leonardo da Vinci, was found in a bedroom cupboard in Naples on Saturday, reports the BBC. The recovered copy, maybe dating from the early 1500s, is thought to be by one of da Vinci's students, ...

Pink Seesaw Installation on the US-Mexico Border Wall Wins Design of the Year Award

Guardian / January 19th, 2021

Pink seesaws installed at the US-Mexico border won a 2020 Design of the Year Award, in the annual recognition sponsored by Beazley and the Design Museum (UK). The Teeter-Totter Wall aimed to bring people together with a playful and meaningful bridge between sides on the border of El Paso, Texas, ...

Browse New York's Antiques Week 2021 Online and With Select In-Person Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2021

Precautions due to the pandemic have created more online opportunities for collectors worldwide to browse the events of Antiques Week, also known as Americana Week, in Manhattan this January. Some Antiques Week events have been moved online entirely while others present in a hybrid of in-person ...

Rare Ruth Clement Bond Quilt, Historical American Woodcarvings and European Prints Among High Museum of Art's Recent Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2021

In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art continued an expansion of its collection in 2020 with new acquisitions, including the major purchase of a rare “Tennessee Valley Authority” quilt designed by Ruth Clement Bond and important gifts of American sculpture and European works.  The acquisitions ...

'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' Online Programming Announced Ahead of Opening at the New Museum Next Month

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2021

The New Museum has announced programming and a new opening date for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” an exhibition originally conceived by Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) for the New Museum, and presented with curatorial support from advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn ...

Netflix’s Blown Away Features Corning Museum of Glass in Season 2, Streaming January 22

ArtfixDaily / January 11th, 2021

Arguably the hottest show on Netflix, the glassblowing competition series Blown Away–once again featuring expert glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass–returns for a second season on January 22, 2021. The Museum will also host an exhibit of work made during Season 2, featuring one object ...

Get Drawn In By 'Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper' at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / January 10th, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art has announced the forthcoming exhibition Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper. The exhibition (Jan. 12-March 12, 2021) is comprised of more than 20 watercolor paintings acquired by a private collector over a span of three decades. The unique collection highlights ...

Artist/Designer Katie Stout Curates Objects on the 'Fringe' in This Shaker Museum Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / January 7th, 2021

Shaker Museum launched its latest exhibition Fringe Selects (through Feb. 28, 2021) in collaboration with artist/designer Katie Stout. Through a selection of Shaker material chosen by Stout from the Shaker Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores the breadth of Shaker objects by ...

Take a Ten-Minute Trip To Georgia O'Keeffe's Favorite New Mexico Landscapes With This Short Film

ArtfixDaily / January 7th, 2021

When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air, it’s just different. The sky is different, the stars are different, the wind is different. I feel at home ...

Rioters In U.S. Capitol Seen Against An Art-Filled Backdrop Full of Symbolism

Chronicle / January 6th, 2021

Art promoting American ideals was on full view when rioters loyal to outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Lawmakers moved to safety when the mob breached the building in a tense scene that ironically played out against a rich visual tableaux celebrating ...

'Deliberate Risks: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler' On View at SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia

ArtfixDaily / January 6th, 2021

“The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible. It’s all about risks — deliberate risks.” —Helen Frankenthaler Deliberate Risks (through July 11, 2021) presents works recently acquired for the SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in ...

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation to Protect SF Art Institute's Diego Rivera Mural From Sale

Examiner / January 6th, 2021

In San Francisco, city Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art Institute’s massive Diego Rivera mural worth an estimated $50 million following reports that it could sold, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Mission Local first reported that ...

Dallas Museum Offers a Rare Look At 5 Frida Kahlo Works From a Private Collection

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

This winter, the Dallas Museum of Art will share with visitors the rare opportunity to see five exquisite works by the acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. In her lifetime, Kahlo’s work was well-known in artistic circles, particularly in Mexico and the United States. In the years since her ...

National Gallery of Art Acquires 40 Works from Souls Grown Deep; Living Artists Benefit From A New Resale Reward Program

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

Through the latest gift-purchase agreement of Souls Grown Deep’s Collection Transfer program, the National Gallery of Art has acquired 40 works by 21 African American artists from the southern United States. The major acquisition from the Foundation’s collection includes nine quilts by the ...

With Complex Paintings That Offer a 'Nuanced Reckoning' For Our Times, This Survey of Julie Mehretu's Powerful Work Heads From LACMA to the Whitney in March

ArtfixDaily / January 4th, 2021

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu is a midcareer survey that will unite more than seventy paintings and works on paper dating from 1996 to the present, reflecting the breadth of Mehretu’s multilayered practice. Born in Addis ...

In California: UC Regents Buy SF Art Institute Debt; State's $500 Million Grants Program Launches For Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Cultural Institutions

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

The Regents of the University of California stepped up to buy San Francisco Art Institute's (SFAI) $19.7 million debt, according to Mission Local. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company moved to foreclose on the 149-year-old art institution in July. The UC Regents will now be landlord to ...

Denver Art Museum to Premiere First Comprehensive Exhibition Examining France’s Stylistic Impact on Iconic American Paintings

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced the exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France, set to premiere at DAM November 14, 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings made between 1855 and 1913 in the first comprehensive examination of France’s stylistic impact ...