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Crocker Art Museum to Celebrate Wayne Thiebaud's 100th Birthday With a Huge Retrospective Next Fall, Travels in 2021

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will debut Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory ...

'Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition' Opens at The Phillips on Feb. 29

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2020

On Saturday, The Phillips Collection in D.C. will debut Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, a pioneering exhibition expanding the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th– and 21st–century ...

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s at Tacoma Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 9th, 2020

Opening on February 22, 2020, Tacoma Art Museum will present Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s. During the economic hard times of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the ...

Step Inside a Legendary Americana Collection, Including the Dietrich Family's Recreated Living Room, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2020

Through June 7, 2020, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a selection of rare and noteworthy examples of American fine and decorative arts drawn from the collection of the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. (1938-2007). A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American ...

The National Trust For Historic Preservation Wants to Know Where Women Made History, So Bring on the Artist Places

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2020

For the art world, a new opportunity to put American women artists on the map has come as the U.S. celebrates the centennial of womens' voting rights. This year, with the 100th anniversary of U.S. women earning the right to vote, a new campaign of The National Trust For Historic ...

25th Annual LA Art Show Celebrates the Meteoric Rise of the Los Angeles Art Scene

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2020

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2020 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 5-9, 2020, with a full lineup of international galleries, museum exhibitions, panel discussions, film ...

5 Things to To Do During NYC's Americana Week

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2020

New York's signature Americana Week continues through February 2, with a number of fairs, auctions, gallery and museum exhibitions and events centered on American art and antiques, and other categories, offering a mix of historic period objects deftly combined with contemporary works to reflect ...

From the Colonial to the Contemporary: The Philadelphia Show Expands and Rebrands

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2020

Celebrating its 58th edition showcasing America’s preeminent antiques and fine art dealers, The Philadelphia Show has a new look and a new approach. Nearly 60 dealers, featuring works from the 17th to the 21st centuries, will gather from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at ...

'Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945' Debuts at The Whitney This Winter

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2020

The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country's revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on ...

Collection Gift Expands Saint Louis Art Museum’s Holdings of American Modernism

ArtfixDaily / December 10th, 2019

John and Susan Horseman have given the Saint Louis Art Museum a major gift of 20th-century American art. The gift includes excellent examples of American surrealism, American Scene, and modernist painting—all areas with significant gaps in the Museum’s collection. “I am deeply grateful to John ...

'Step Inside' Edward Hopper Artworks With 2 Kinds of 3-D Experiences in Museum Shows

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Edward Hopper's seemingly stark and angst-y paintings of 20th-century America are hitting chords with audiences today. One of his most famous works, Chop Suey, sold at Christie’s New York for $92 million last year. Museum shows are covering different subject areas within the American ...

A Few Gems Pushed American Art Sales in New York to $44 Million

ArtfixDaily / November 21st, 2019

American Art Week in New York included $44 million in sales at Sotheby's and Christie's, with early modernists, illustrator artists and some small paintings doing the heavy hitting. Sotheby's sold $20.8 million in American art (62% lots sold) with a petite painting from 1862-63 by Martin ...

The Eskenazi Museum of Art’s $30 Million Renovation of I. M. Pei Building Opens With Suite of Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2019

After a two-and-a-half-year renovation, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened its doors on Nov. 7, 2019. In Bloomington, Indiana, The Eskenazi Museum has completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei-designed building, which was inaugurated in 1982 and features the ...

Baltimore Museum of Art Will Only Acquire Works by Women Artists in 2020

Baltimore Sun / November 17th, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art is taking its initiative to focus all its 2020 programs and exhibitions on women artists to a another level. {{image}} "Museum director Christopher Bedford said Thursday that every artwork the BMA obtains for its permanent collection next year — every painting, ...

Historic Building in Iconic Norman Rockwell Painting Hits the Market

atlas obscura / November 11th, 2019

The classic Main Street scene in one of Norman Rockwell’s most recognizable paintings is dotted with a row of buildings still in existence, including the Red Lion Inn and a turreted Victorian, now called the 7 Arts Gift Shop. Set in a scenic Berkshire village, that circa-1870 shop has been listed ...

The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 12th Year

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2019

The American Art Fair celebrates its twelfth year from November 16-19, 2019 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The Fair opens American Art Week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th ...

U.S. Museum Coalition Plans Exhibitions of Female Artists Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial and 2020 Presidential Election

ArtfixDaily / November 6th, 2019

On November 5, election day across the U.S., a new website launched as a platform to help promote women artists in museum exhibitions nationwide. Feminist Art Coalition is the brainchild of Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at the Berkeley Art Museum ...

This Fall, View the First Exhibition Exploring the Remarkable Career of Influential American Art Dealer Edith Halpert

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2019

New York's Jewish Museum now presents Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and ...

Curators Note Other Versions Exist of Nazi-Looted Painting Recovered by the FBI

Philadelphia Inquirer / November 4th, 2019

Last month, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) curator Anna Marley picked up on the story of a Nazi-looted American painting discovered in the collection of the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, New York. That artwork will be returned by the FBI to heirs of the Mosse family, Jewish ...

Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, Pioneering Art Collector and Museum Donor, Remembered

Stanford News / October 24th, 2019

Art collector Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports Stanford News. She was 92. Boston-born Moo Anderson was known for amassing a significant collection of post-World War II American art with her late husband, Harry "Hunk" Anderson ...