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Art-Inspired Stamps to Buy Now to Support the USPS

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

Hit hard by impacts on first class and marketing mail volume during the pandemic shutdown, the largely self-funded United States Postal Service estimated its losses could be around $2 billion a month for 18 months. This week, the postal service reported a less dire financial picture stemming from ...

Reopening of SF's de Young Museum Accelerated to Early July With West Coast Premiere of Frida Kahlo Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

"Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly" – Frida Kahlo San Francisco will allow museums to reopen earlier than expected, pending state approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of the anticipated August reopening, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will ...

Florence Griswold Museum Reopens July 7 With 'Fresh Fields' Exhibition Bringing New Insights to Beloved Impressionist Landscapes

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

The Florence Griswold Museum, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, reopens to members on July 1 and to the public on July 7 with a new exhibition, Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes, and with opportunity to roam its idyllic countryside grounds in bloom. Advance ticketing online is required as ...

2 Museum Exhibitions Offer an In-Depth Look at the Influential Textile Art of Anni Albers

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

Two of Connecticut’s most prestigious museums, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) and The Glass House, have digital offerings based on their respective Anni Albers exhibitions. Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899‐1994) is ...

New York City Scenes Form Major Gift of 130 Artworks to New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

The New-York Historical Society has announced an extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. The couple’s “Scenes of New York City” collection comprises 130 artworks dating from the mid-19th through the 21st-centuries, including works by Isabel ...

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Achieve Record Auction Prices at Freeman's Sale

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2020

Freeman’s has announced the results of its highly successful American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction featuring The Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott. With a sell-through rate of 95%, the 74-lot sale achieved over $2.8 million, surpassing its pre-sale high estimate. The ...

New Art Museum at Penn State to Open in 2023 With Palmer Name Retained

ArtfixDaily / June 15th, 2020

A proposal to name a planned new art museum at University Park, in Pennsylvania, in honor of the late Barbara and James Palmer was approved in May by the Penn State Board of Trustees. Penn State President Eric J. Barron said the landmark new building will be named to honor the original donors ...

"Odds Were Against Me" Exhibition Features Renowned 20th-Century Women Sculptors

ArtfixDaily / June 14th, 2020

The Cape Ann Museum, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, pays special tribute to renowned women artists in its exhibition, Odds Were Against Me, featuring works by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973) and Katharine Lane Weems (1899–1989). The exhibition was organized to recognize the 100th ...

More Stories to Be Told Surrounding Saint-Gaudens's Masterpiece Monument to Black Regiment in Civil War

wbur / June 3rd, 2020

Boston's renowned sculptural memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens depicting Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment was one of 16 public art works damaged when thousands of protesters descended on Boston Common and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall on Sunday night, reports wbur. “This monument is ...

Historic New England Presents Artful Stories, An Online Experience That Explores Regional Stories Through Art

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

Artful Stories reflects what it is about New England – its architecture, landscapes, townscapes, and people – that imbues the region with a unique sense of place. The paintings, selected from an extensive collection, date from the 1730s to today, and are arranged by theme. Land & ...

From Paul Revere to Jacob Lawrence, Artist Soldiers Are Recognized in Georgia Museum of Art's Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2020

Every summer, the Georgia Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a ...

Art Exhibitions for the Maine Bicentennial Give a Picture of Place

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2020

To celebrate Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood, art museums across the state have been planning special exhibitions for 2020. While museums are temporarily closed during the health crisis, some of the exhibits can be previewed online. The Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Humanities ...

Take a Stroll in Miami's Bayfront Vizcaya Gardens

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

In Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ beautiful bayfront gardens are now open and tickets can be reserved online. With 10 acres of outdoor gardens, Vizcaya offers the community ample space to maintain social distance with a low-density experience. For those who are not local, go online to ...

Take an Inspiring Armchair Journey Through Historic Artists' Homes in America

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Want to spend the weekend at Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons cottage? View the desert gardens from Georgia O'Keeffe's beloved Abiquiu? Take a virtual getaway there and to dozens more amazing artists' places with a fresh travel guide.   A new guidebook to Historic ...

Thomas W. Sokolowski, Former Andy Warhol Museum Director, Remembered

Post Gazette / May 10th, 2020

Thomas W. Sokolowski, longtime director of the Andy Warhol Museum, died May 6 following a seizure that caused major brain damage. He was 70. Sokolowski was one of the founders of Visual AIDS, the New York nonprofit that raised awareness about HIV in the 1980s and began the impactful Day ...

Escape With This Virtual 'Art in Bloom': American Paintings + Filoli Garden

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2020

{{image}} Spring is not cancelled. Just around the corner, select historic properties with ample walking trails and gardens in the U.S. will reopen after temporary closures during the health crisis, while many others can be strolled virtually with websites and social media channels. (Call the ...

40 Million People Soak In #MuseumSunshine With a Two Week Pattern of Warm Artworks

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

On April 21, the New-York Historical Society and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., partnered "to brighten social media feeds" by sharing sunny artworks with people during the dark days of coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Within just over a week, some 3,000 users ...

Olana Reveals a Surprise for Everyone on the 194th Birthday of Artist Frederic Edwin Church

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

“Olana is the monument of Emerson’s, Thoreau’s, and Whitman’s America.”  - David Huntington, the visionary art historian who led the charge to save Olana from destruction in the 1960s This May 4th marked the 194th birthday of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), America's seminal landscape ...

View the Entire $100 Million Gift of Artworks to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in March received a gift and promised gift of more than 100 Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern European and American paintings, drawings, and prints; Chinese and Japanese ceramics; and other works of art from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. ...

Step Inside the Smithsonian Exhibition Revealing One Prussian Explorer’s Profound Impact on American Identity

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture is the first exhibition to examine Humboldt’s impact on five spheres of American cultural development: the visual arts, sciences, literature, politics and exploration, between 1804 and 1903. The exhibition was installed at the ...