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From Part of Her Pink Granite Sarcophagus to a Pair of Everyday Sandals, Get a Glimpse of Queen Nefertari's Egypt

ArtfixDaily / October 17th, 2021

An exhibition now in Oregon explores the world of Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, Queen Nefertari’s Egypt immerses visitors in the magnificent palaces and tombs of ancient Egypt, including Queen Nefertari’s ...

5 Highlights Coming Up at TEFAF Online This September

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at the second iteration of TEFAF Online, running September 9-13, 2021 with an invitation-only preview on September 8, 2021. This “First Look” provides a glimpse into the quality, breadth and depth ...

The Morgan Offers an Unprecedented Look inside the World of Enheduanna and the Women of Mesopotamia

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum will present She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, 3400-2000 BC opening September 10, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. The exhibition brings together for the first time a comprehensive selection of artworks that capture the rich and ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

'Last Supper in Pompeii' To Open at SF's Legion of Honor This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

"Dinner... without a friend is like the life of a lion or a wolf." – Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher (4 BC–AD 65) As the ash from Mount Vesuvius began to rain down on Pompeii in AD 79, the people of the city were engaged in two of their most important daily activities: eating and ...

'House of the Drinking Contest' Mosaic Among Restored Artifacts From the Ancient City of Antioch in New Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida) is presenting the famed 1930s excavation of the ancient city of Antioch through rare documents, artifacts, and the exquisite mosaics that were discovered during the archaeological dig. Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

'The Painters of Pompeii,' OKCMOA is the Exclusive U.S. Venue for This Blockbuster Summer Exhibition, With Virtual Programs For Armchair Travelers

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2021

The exhibition “The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples" will travel exclusively to Oklahoma City Museum of Art from Italy and be on view from June 26 to Oct. 17, 2021.   “The Painters of Pompeii” highlights a seldom seen medium – the ...

'The Great Chinese Art Heist' Will Be Directed By Jon M. Chu of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fame

Deadline / March 1st, 2021

Jon M. Chu will direct The Great Chinese Art Heist, a new film from Warner Bros. based on a 2018 GQ article by Alex W. Palmer, first reported Deadline. The GQ article details the mysterious high-profile thefts of Chinese art and antiques from museums in Europe, including prized works ...

Paul Manship Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Examines the Artist's Conversation with Antiquity

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

One of the most celebrated American sculptors of the early-twentieth century, Paul Manship (1885-1966) blended ancient motifs to fit modern sensibilities. After studying at the American Academy in Rome (1909-12), Manship returned to New York City, where his dramatic, energetic works in bronze ...

Incredible Ice Age Rock Art Featuring Extinct Animals Discovered In The Amazon

CNN / December 3rd, 2020

Researchers from Colombia and the U.K. have found nearly eight miles of ancient rock art depicting numerous now-extinct Ice Age beasts, from mastodons to giant sloths. The Amazon rainforest discovery in the Serranía La Lindosa (Colombia) is thought to be made around 11,800 to 12,600 years ago. ...

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, ...

Dozens of Art Objects Vandalized in Mysterious Attacks at German Museums

NPR / October 21st, 2020

About 70 artifacts and art pieces were vandalized at several museums in Berlin earlier this month. Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th century paintings are among the works damaged wtih an oily substance on Oct. 3, according to Berlin police. The museums were open that ...

Tourist Returns Stolen Items to Pompeii Citing 'Negative Energy'

CNN / October 12th, 2020

A tourist from Canada who took five artifacts from Pompeii 15 years ago has returned the items after blaming them for bad luck. The woman mailed two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of amphora vase and a piece of ceramic wall to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii along with a note explaining her ...

Cultural Organizations Worldwide Pledge Support to Beirut Following Blast Damage to Museums and Heritage Sites

ArchPaper / August 25th, 2020

International cultural organizations have expressed support for Beirut following blasts that extensively damaged historic buildings, cultural sites and museums in the Lebanese capital on August 4. Thousands of buildings, including hundreds in the city’s historic districts, were damaged. Over ...

Social Media Sensation 'Getty Museum Challenge' Will Be A Book

ArtfixDaily / July 27th, 2020

Getty Publications has announced a new book celebrating people's creativity and joy sparked by the Getty Museum Challenge — with all profits going to charity. Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper? ...

Police Discover Roman Antiquities in a Seafood Store

CNN / July 23rd, 2020

A routine inspection of fish storage facilities yielded a surprising find for police in Spain. A cache of 13 Roman amphorae, along with a metal anchor from the 18th century, were found with fish products at a store in Alicante. The store owners are now under investigation for possessing ...

Pristine Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Discovered Under Italian Vineyard

CNN / May 27th, 2020

A well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor was found by archaeologists under a hillside vineyard in northern Italy. Officials in the township of Negrar, north of Verona, posted photos of the colorful and complex flooring after the discovery, noting that a Roman villa had been known to exist in ...

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 ...

After Strong Initial Sales, TEFAF Maastricht Closes Early Due to Coronavirus

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2020

UPDATE 3/11/2020: TEFAF has closed four days early after an exhibitor from Italy, who had already returned home on Monday, March 8, tested positive for COVID-19, reported the Art Newspaper. The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht drew 10,000 international visitors over Early Access Day (March 5) ...