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Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' Debuts at Joslyn Art Museum; 100 Highlights Illustrate New Book

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now Conagra Brands) donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized this exhibition that sheds new ...

Crystal Bridges Announces $17.5M Gift from Windgate Foundation to Champion American Craft

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent ...

Baltimore Museum of Art's Restrooms to Be Named For John Waters Following a Gift of 375 Artworks

ArtfixDaily / November 12th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) last week announced a promised gift of approximately 375 works from John Waters’ fine art collection. The long-planned bequest is rich in photographs and works on paper with important examples by 125 artists, including Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Thomas ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' to Debut at Joslyn Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized a traveling exhibition, on view at the Joslyn from ...

New York Collectors Gift $1 Million Jasper Johns Flags I Print to British Museum

Guardian / November 2nd, 2020

Jasper Johns's Flags I (1973), an iconic print by the American artist, has been gifted to the British Museum by New York-based collectors Johanna and Leslie Garfield, reports the Guardian. The piece was exhibited in the British Museum's American Dream exhibition of 2017. It is one of the most ...

Seriously Upbeat Artworks Are Standouts in the New TEFAF Online

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has launched TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, in a fresh format. This is TEFAF’s first virtual fair, which provides attendees with direct, live access to world-renowned dealers and their selection of vetted artworks. Reducing virtual fair fatigue, ...

Palm Springs Art Museum Sells Helen Frankenthaler Painting for $3.9 Million at Sotheby's

Desert Sun / October 29th, 2020

The Helen Frankenthaler painting "Carousel," donated to the Palm Springs Art Museum by the late interior designer Steve Chase, sold for $3.9 million Wednesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, reports the Desert Sun. The deaccession of the gift was to cover "direct care" costs for the ...

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Open Earlier; Tate Curator Who Criticized Delay Suspended

New York Times / October 29th, 2020

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has said that the four year postponement of "Philip Guston Now" will instead be a two-year delay after an uproar, the New York Times reported. The exhibition will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously announced by the participating museums. The ...

Major New Museum Exhibition Explores Spanish Influence on American Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

The extensive impact of Spanish art and culture on American painters in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is the focus of a new exhibition co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art.  {{image}} Opening on February 12, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia, ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Week of November 1

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 25. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume November 1. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, has recently reopened with Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

ARTnews / September 16th, 2020

Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a ...

American University Museum's Online 'Contested Space' Series Explores Themes Relevant to Presidential Election of 2020

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

Every four years, American University Museum in Washington, DC, presents exhibitions during the run-up to presidential elections addressing the most heavily contested issues, with the intention of educating and encouraging dialogue. This year, necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, the museum is ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Virginia Jaramillo's Curvilinear Paintings a Highlight of the Menil's Fall Reopening

ArtfixDaily / September 7th, 2020

The Menil Collection will reopen its main building and the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston on Saturday, September 12. In the main building galleries, visitors will be greeted with a fresh installation of works by John Chamberlain, Mary Corse, Dan Flavin, Barkley Hendricks, Leslie Hewitt, ...