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Wildling Museum's Online Exhibit Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky, Explores Nocturne Painting, Astrophotography, and Light Pollution

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang, Calif., offers a virutal view of its exhibition Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky. The expanse of the open night sky has served as a source of wonder for artists, poets, and scientists across cultures and millennia. The exhibition ...

Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

A Sotheby’s auction last week brought a total of $4 million, the highest-ever result for an online sale of 20th century design. The sale, which was moved from live to online, pushed past its high estimate by more than 25 percent. Highlights included a “Moorish” Twisted Wire Chandelier created ...

3 Kid-Friendly Projects from Museums To Do During School Closures

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2020

Sudden homeschooling takes a lot of juggling and tech support from parents who are trying to work from home, or are scrambling to keep their families afloat, during coronavirus lockdown orders. Museums have some answers for this scenario in the form of free activities online that will take kids ...

David C. Driskell, Artist and African American Art Scholar, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 2nd, 2020

David C. Driskell passed away on April 1st 2020 at the age of 88. From the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland: One of the world's leading authorities on the subject of African ...

Sotheby's, Christie's Furlough Staff; and the Shift to Digital and Private Sales Accelerates

Observer / April 2nd, 2020

Due to the sudden loss of sales from live auctions and logistical challenges during the evolving coronavirus crisis, Sotheby’s will be furloughing 12 percent of its staff, about 200 people, first reported the Wall Street Journal. Christie’s will be furloughing some staff in Europe, laying off ...

Get Transported to the Salvador Dali Museums in Spain With A Virtual Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

"A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history."  - Salvador Dalí A virtual tour of the Dalí Museums, currently closed for the public health emergency, ...

Need a New Zoom Background? This Museum Has You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

For people with stay-at-home orders shifting to Zoom and other virtual meeting apps, the North Carolina Museum of Art has created a suite of images for use as artistic Zoom backgrounds. Art from the museum's Italian Altar Piece Gallery and Contemporary Gallery, featuring works by Mickalene ...

The Getty Challenges People to Recreate Masterpieces With Their Stuff at Home

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2020

Last week, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles tweeted to the masses, "We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home." For people worldwide who are sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Getty's request suggested that they choose a favorite ...

Virtually Tour the Stunning Installation of 'Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art' at Dallas Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2020

The Dallas Museum of Art has a virtual tour of its spring exhibition surveying representations of women in Mexican Modernism. Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art was inspired by the loan of the monumental painting Flores Mexicanas by Alfredo Ramos Martínez to the DMA ...

Escape Inside These Art Books From Currently Shuttered Museum Shows

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2020

Culture is not closed when you have a pile of new art books to get immersed in. Museum exhibitions temporarily out of public view during the coronavirus crisis have some richly-illustrated accompanying catalogues or related books that make for a lasting addition to any art lover's personal ...

Idelle Weber, Pop-Art Icon, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2020

New York art dealer Hollis Taggart has announced the death of Pop-art icon Idelle Weber. Weber passed away on March 23 at the age of 88.  Over the course of her multi-decade career, Weber produced an impressive oeuvre that drew on and expanded the visual vocabularies of the Pop-art and ...

Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Museum on the Artist's Birthday

AD / March 30th, 2020

A Dutch museum closed during the coronvirus pandemic was hit by thieves who took a painting by Vincent van Gogh. The Singer Laren museum, near Amsterdam, announced that van Gogh's 1884 "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring," which was on loan, is now missing after the overnight raid. An ...

Museums Share Moments of Zen With Peaceful Artworks

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2020

While many museums are currently closed to the public, some have been sharing their most zen artworks on social media with #MuseumMomentofZen. So while you #stayathome, find some peace in art. 1. Glimpse a "turning point" In Culver City, Calif., the Wende Museum preserves Cold War ...

Get Ready to Celebrate Van Gogh's Birthday With a Free Art Show at Home

ArtfixDaily / March 26th, 2020

It's time to celebrate the birthday of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. On Monday March 30th Exhibition on Screen will broadcast Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, live, for free, on Facebook. The broadcast will feature a specially filmed ...

The Arts Get a Small Slice in $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package

ArtfixDaily / March 26th, 2020

On Wednesday night, the arts industry was designated small relief for coronavirus (COVID-19) economic fallout with the U.S. Senate unanimously passing a $2 trillion total emergency stimulus package for the nation. The House is expected to vote Friday (update: it has passed). (More on the ...

Going Forward, ARTFIX Whenever Possible

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2020

Due to variable internet connectivity in our area, and current conditions, ARTFIXdaily will publish the subscriber e-newsletter on an occassional basis, and not Monday through Friday, for the near future. While the e-newsletter is suspended, the ArtGuild platform to post press releases remains ...

3 Steps to Rapidly Support the Art Ecosystem

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton Quickly-executed advocacy and funding, along with online commerce, can help preserve lives, jobs and institutions in the U.S. arts industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Advocacy There is still ...

Nancy Rivard Shaw, American Art Curator, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

Nancy Rivard Shaw, Curator Emerita of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Summerfield, Florida. An internationally renowned specialist in American art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, she had published extensively, organized ...

An Urgent Message from ARTFIXdaily's Founder

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Dear Readers, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. In these uncertain times, let's mobilize to support the art world through donations to nonprofits and through marketplace commerce as much as individual ability allows. We can all advocate by contacting our legislators to ...

Museum Leaders Implore Congress For At Least $4 Billion, And You Can Advocate Too

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Click here to tell Congress to include nonprofit museums in COVID-19 economic relief On March 18, leaders from U.S. cultural associations wrote to Senate and House leaders asking for at least $4 billion from Congress to aid nonprofit museums and cultural sites. The letter states that U.S. ...