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Philadelphia Museum of Art Opens New Galleries and Public Spaces in Major Renovation

ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2021

On May 7, 2021, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils to the public the culmination of two decades of planning, design, and construction: a project by the celebrated architect Frank Gehry that represents a major milestone in the renovation, reorganization, and interior expansion of the museum’s ...

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Splitting Up. Now What About Their Art Collection?

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the couple announced via Twitter on Monday. Noting that "..we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives," their statement says. They have 3 adult children. The pair will continue to ...

Major Traveling Exhibition 'In American Waters' Casts New Light On Our Relationship With the Sea

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

This May, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts In American Waters, a painting exhibition that reframes and expands our understanding of American culture and environment by looking at the sea. For over 200 years, American artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, ...

The Kinsey Collection of African American Art Resumes National Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2021

The Gathering Place and Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host artworks from the Kinsey collection, beginning May 22 through June 2021 in the ONEOK Boathouse. The collection then travels to Tacoma Art Museum in Washington this summer. The widely acclaimed exhibition, The Kinsey ...

Marie-Josée Kravis Named MoMA Chair, Replacing Leon Black

New York Times / April 29th, 2021

New York's Museum of Modern Art announced on Tuesday that philanthropist Marie-Josée Kravis will replace investor Leon Black as chairman. According to the New York Times, Kravis, said in the virtual board meeting: “I know it’s a huge responsibility. I will try to live up to it.” Businesswoman ...

Samsung Founding Family To Donate Massive Art Collection As $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax Looms

AP / April 28th, 2021

South Korea's Samsung founding family will donate tens of thousands of artworks and gift hundreds of millions of dollars to medical research to help pay an estimated 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in taxes related to inheritance, following the death of chairman Lee Kun-Hee last year, according ...

UC Irvine's Institute and Museum of California Art To Showcase Collection Highlights and Private Loans in 'Radiant Impressions'

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

UC Irvine's Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) will debut a new exhibit, “Radiant Impressions,” upon reopening in May after an over yearlong closure due to the pandemic. Selections of California art, from the IMCA’s permanent collections and private collections, will be exhibited. ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Plans To Reopen May 14 With New Installations and Extended Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / April 23rd, 2021

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, reopen to the public Friday, May 14. This is the second reopening of the museum following closures on March 14, 2020 and on Nov. 23, 2020 as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The museum ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Traveling Exhibition On American Impressionism Brings Together Prime Examples From Public and Private Collections

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

After its debut at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis (on view now through May 9, 2021), the exhibition travels to San Antonio Museum of Art (June 11–September 5, 2021) and Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA (October 9, 2021–January 9, 2022) America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a ...

An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

The passion for Outsider Art runs deep in Florida, where self-taught artists have forged an indelible mark of special attention on the creative landscape of the state.  An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art is the most comprehensive exhibition ...

Museums Send Deaccessioned American Art To Auction, While One Sells Privately For New Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Pandemic-induced impacts on museums, many temporarily closed for months to over one year, include shrinking revenue. Museums directors estimated that their institutions would be losing the equivalent of 35% of their annual operating income in 2020, according to an October survey by the American ...

Schwenke Auctioneers April 25th Spring Sale Features Paul McCartney’s Gold Record Award

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Sale Comprises Estate Jewelry & Watches, Cameras, Folk Art, Americana, Political Ephemera, Fine Art & Outsider Art, Books & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, April 25th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Spring Fine Estates Auction comprising over 600 lots of estate property including ...

Underexamined, Women-Led Pattern and Decoration Movement Explored In Expansive Exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

This June, the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, will present With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, the first full-scale scholarly North American survey of the groundbreaking yet understudied Pattern and Decoration art movement, originally on view at The ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion Designed by Safdie Architects

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome ...

'Warhol and Basquiat In Focus' Includes Their 1980s Collaborative Works at Reinstalled Warhol Museum

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

In a large reinstallation of The Andy Warhol Museum’s fourth-floor gallery, Warhol and Basquiat In Focus: Works from the Permanent Collection presents for the first time the Pittsburgh museum’s near-entire holdings of artworks and ephemera related to Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), the ...

Take a Virtual Tour of 'Alice Neel: People Come First'

Vulture / April 6th, 2021

Through August 1, 2021, the retrospective of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) now at The Met focuses attention primarily on her radical "pictures of people" and cityscapes made in 20th-century New York. Alice Neel: People Come First is a career-spanning survey with approximately 100 ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Galleries Will Present a Fresh Take on Art of the Americas with a Focus on Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

A Spotlight on Immigration, Colonialism, Trade, and Underrepresented Narratives On May 7, 2021, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils its new Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries dedicated to American art from 1650 to1850, visitors will enter a succession of generously proportioned spaces to ...