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Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey

ArtfixDaily / October 21st, 2021

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington, now presents the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over sixty years along with an accompanying publication. Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey features the Japanese American artist’s work ...

Exhibitions on Mid-Century Abstraction and Modernist Design at Black Mountain College to Open at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / October 20th, 2021

The Asheville Art Museum is planning two new companion exhibitions highlighting artworks from its collection. Gestures: Mid-Century Abstraction from the Collection explores works in a variety of media that speak to the vibrant abstract experiments in American art making during the middle of ...

'Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies' Exhibition Travels to Massachusetts

ArtfixDaily / October 19th, 2021

The growth of two of New England’s oldest and most revered summer art colonies will be the subject of a special exhibition, Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies, opening Oct. 30, 2021 at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Mass. The show features works by ...

The Ahmanson Foundation and The Huntington Form Major Art Acquisitions Partnership; Thomas Cole Masterwork Is First Purchase

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2021

In an agreement destined to have transformative results, The Ahmanson Foundation, based in Los Angeles County, and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California, have formed a major art acquisitions partnership that provides significant funding to The ...

MFA Boston Reframes the American Experience in 'Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories'

ArtfixDaily / October 17th, 2021

Quilts are a democratic art. They provide a window into the lives of the many people who have made and used textiles, across geographic, political, social and economic contexts. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from October 10, 2021 through January 17, 2022, Fabric of a Nation: ...

$100 Million Redesign of 1.3 Mile Section of L.A.'s Crenshaw Boulevard to Feature Major New Works by 100 Black Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2021

Destination Crenshaw, the $100 million public-private initiative to redesign 1.3 miles of Crenshaw Boulevard as an economically thriving business and cultural corridor for Black L.A., took a major step forward on Thursday, as the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission approved plans for the ...

Major Exhibition of Romare Bearden Abstract Works Begins Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2021

Romare Bearden: Abstraction, an important traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, is comprised of approximately 55 works by the ground-breaking African American artist. Romare Bearden: Abstraction presents the ...

Global Perspectives on Surrealism Explored in Groundbreaking Exhibition at The Met

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but understanding of the movement has come primarily through a Western European orientation. The major exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism beyond boundaries of geography and ...

Surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie's Star Keeps Rising With Over $180,000 Sale of 'Pyramid and Moon'

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

Kaminski Auctions' special fall fine art auction on September 19 at the North Shore Art Association, in Massachusetts, featured a small oil painting by Gertrude Abercrombie (American, 1909-1977) that soared to $181,250 (with fees) from a $10/15,000 estimate. Dated 1946, the 10¼ by 12½ inch ...

De Young Museum Presentation of Alice Neel Blockbuster To Spotlight Her Time in San Francisco

ArtfixDaily / October 11th, 2021

Following its run at the Met, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present the first comprehensive museum survey of work by American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) on the West Coast. This retrospective positions Neel as one of the 20th century’s most radical painters–one who championed ...

Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

After premiering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April, an exhibition of Karl Bodmer's portraits of Indigenous people has arrived at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, and then will continue on to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX.) in fall 2022. During the early ...

A Rediscovered Masterwork, 19th Century Paintings and Pomo Basketry Combine In Traveling Exhibition 'Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo'

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo explores the intercultural exchange between French-born and -trained American artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889) and the Indigenous Pomo community of Elem at Clear Lake in Northern California. The exhibition is on view now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

New Exhibition Examines Cultural Exchange Between American Artists and Venetian Glassmakers During the Late 19th Century

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

The exhibition “Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano” brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late 19th century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists. It is the first comprehensive examination of American ...

Art Investment Platform Masterworks Is Now Valued at $1 Billion

TechCrunch / October 7th, 2021

Masterworks.io, a pioneering startup offering fractional investment in fine art, raised $110 million in Series A funding at a pre-money valuation north of $1 billion this week. The New York City-based platform reached unicorn valuation following funding from Left Lane Capital, with ...

Exemplary American Art On View in 'Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection' at Dallas Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2021

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is set to present Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection, an exhibition of the excellent Dallas-based collection of American art that was built over 60 years by Thomas and Eleanor May. Pursuit of Beauty features 28 19th- and ...

'Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950' Debuts at The Whitney on October 9

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950, an exhibition of works drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection that celebrates the innovative abstract art made by women in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition features over ...

Preview Selections of American Art in 'The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum'

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

The Morse Museum of American Art’s fall exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum opens on November 9. The exhibition showcases the exquisite collection assembled by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins over the course of fifty-five years. As announced in March ...

'Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South' Goes On View at The Morgan

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South, opening September 24, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s 2018 acquisition of eleven drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an ...

Fondation Beyeler Exhibition Explores Shifts in Portraiture With Works by These 9 Women Artists

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

“CLOSE-UP” brings together nine women artists whose work shares a focus on the depiction of the human figure in the form of portraits and self-portraits, and who occupy prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day. The exhibition, on view now through January 2 ...

Exhibition of American Drawings at the Chazen Museum of Art Reflects Broader Image of Nation

ArtfixDaily / September 19th, 2021

A survey of American drawings from the 18th century to the early 20th century introduces audiences to a range of artists, from anonymous to well-known practitioners, who excelled in a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Organized by the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of ...