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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 ...

'Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water' Exhibition Opens at Seattle Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water (March 18–May 30, 2022), exploring the many ways artists around the world have engaged with the theme of water. The exhibition features works from SAM’s collection and three local lenders, with over 80 works of art ...

A Congolese Collective Mints NFTs of Sculpture in a Virginia Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2022

In what has been described as both a novel digital restitution, and alternatively as a "breach of copyright," the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC) says that they are claiming their heritage by "using the magic powers of NFTs" (Non-Fungible Tokens). Made from an image of a ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

Preview '2020 Vision' Highlights As the Baltimore Museum of Art Readies to Reopen in September

ArtfixDaily / August 27th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it will begin a phased reopening on September 16, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by September 30, 2020. For visitor hours, guidelines and updates, visit the museum website. Upon ...

Upcoming Exhibition to Shed Light On African Modernism in America

ArtfixDaily / July 24th, 2020

A traveling exhibition planned for late 2022 will illuminate African Modernism in America, 1947–1967. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Fisk University Galleries in Nashville, which will be the first venue. African Modernism in America, 1947–1967 is the ...

France Will Return Looted Cultural Artifacts, Following Macron-Commissioned Study

BBC / November 25th, 2018

In a historic move, France announced that some contested items in its museum collections will be restituted. “I cannot accept that a large part of the cultural heritage of several African countries is in France,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. ...

Planned $75 Million International African American Museum Adds Billionaire Board Member

Post and Courier / January 28th, 2017

A proposed $75 million International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, has gotten the boost of a new billionaire board member. Sheila Johnson, billionaire CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts and owner of three professional sports teams, has agreed to join the museum’s board of ...

Questions Raised Over Bill Cosby Art Collection on Exhibit at Smithsonian

SJ Mercury News / July 12th, 2015

Accusations of sexual assault lodged at comedian Bill Cosby have not derailed an exhibition of artworks from his collection on view in DC. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art's 50th anniversary exhibition shows works from Bill and Camille Cosby's African-American art collection ...

Bill Cosby Art Collection to Go View at Smithsonian

ArtfixDaily / September 15th, 2014

Comedian Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, will showcase their collection of African American art for the first time publicly at the Smithsonian this fall.

Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

New York Times / August 27th, 2014

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

African American Museum to be Built in Charleston

AP / July 15th, 2014

A $75 million International African American Museum will be built in South Carolina on Charleston Harbor where tens of thousands of slaves first set foot in the United States.

Tribal Art events in New York this week

ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2011

Traditonal art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas takes center stage in New York City this week with a wealth of gallery exhibitons, auctions, and events focused on tribal art. NYC Tribal Art Week From May 9 to 15, coinciding with tribal art auctions at Sotheby's and Bonhams, a consortium ...