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The National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards $3 Million in Grants to 40 Places Preserving Black History

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2021

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, has announced more than $3 million in grants to 40 sites and organizations dedicated to preserving landscapes and buildings imbued with Black life, humanity, and culture.  Due to the ...

LUMA Arles Opens with New Frank Gehry Building and Artist Commissions

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

LUMA Arles, a 27-acre creative campus at the Parc des Ateliers in the French city of Arles, opened to the public on June 26. Work by over 45 artists and designers features in the opening programme, with special new commissions for LUMA by major international artists, including Etel Adnan, Ólafur ...

Norway's $723 Million National Museum Sets Opening Date After Delays

Art Insider / June 17th, 2021

After long delays and public criticism, Norway’s new consolidated Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is planning to open its doors in one year, on June 11, 2022. The seven year planning and construction process, with several years of the public missing access to many of Norway's most valued ...

Versailles Debuts Its First-Ever Hotel

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

France's most opulent palace that once housed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is emerging from the pandemic with a new luxury experience. Versailles has launched the hotel Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle featuring period 18th-century furnishings and meticulous design ...

Planned 50% Funding Cuts to Arts Education In UK Sparks Protests

Guardian / May 10th, 2021

A planned 50% funding cut to arts subjects at universities in the U.K. has been met with fierce resistance. The UK's Office for Students (OfS) and the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, rolled out a plan that reduces spending for “high cost” higher education arts subjects in England from ...

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 ...

Modern Art Museum Shanghai 2021 Program Spotlights Zaha Hadid Architects, Premieres Immersive Alice in Warholand Experience, and Launches a Night Museum and Sculpture Garden

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

The Modern Art Museum (MAM) Shanghai has announced its 2021 exhibition program, including the first large-scale exhibition of Zaha Hadid Architects in China, ZHA Close Up – Work & Research from 19 June - 15 September, and the first fully curated narrative museum featuring Andy Warhol in ...

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 ...

A Magnificent Greene and Greene-Designed Estate Hits the Market in California For $135 Million

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2021

A historic 74-acre compound in the hills above Silicon Valley has come on the market for the first time ever. Held in the same family for five generations, the property is one of the largest privately owned tracts of land offered in picturesque Woodside, California, a pricey enclave just 30 miles ...

Get A Sneak Peek Of The Frick Collection Newly Installed At The Breuer Building

ArtfixDaily / March 4th, 2021

The Frick Reframed: The Frick Collection Presents Highlights Reconsidered at Frick Madison A temporary move during The Frick's renovation posits the collection in an iconic modernist building  On Thursday, March 18, 2021, The Frick Collection launches Frick Madison, the long-awaited ...

Christopher Monkhouse, Renowned Curator, Remembered

Apollo / March 4th, 2021

Morrison Heckscher, Curator Emeritus of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, writes for Apollo Magazine: "With the death of Christopher Monkhouse (b. 1947), after a brief illness, on 12 January 2021, the Anglo-American decorative arts and architecture world has lost ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

San Francisco Artist's 'Blue Check Homes' Spoof Hits a Nerve

SFGate / February 3rd, 2021

A San Francisco artist created a sensation last week with her 'Blue Check Homes' project — a made-up designation to signify an "authentic public figure" lives at a residence. Applications rolled in after the artist's Twitter announcement for an architectural emblem to showcase on a home's ...

Barbara Erickson, Leader of America's Oldest Conservation Nonprofit, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2021

Barbara Erickson, The Trustees President and CEO, died on the afternoon of January 15, 2021. After a valiant struggle with cancer, Barbara passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home. The Trustees of Reservations is America's oldest conservation nonprofit and the organization cares for ...

In California: UC Regents Buy SF Art Institute Debt; State's $500 Million Grants Program Launches For Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Cultural Institutions

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

The Regents of the University of California stepped up to buy San Francisco Art Institute's (SFAI) $19.7 million debt, according to Mission Local. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company moved to foreclose on the 149-year-old art institution in July. The UC Regents will now be landlord to ...

Wharton Esherick Museum Receives a Surprise Gift of $10 Million

Inquirer / December 13th, 2020

The Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, Penn., received an unexpected endowment gift of $10 million. The museum made the public announcement on Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The news of the gift was shared earlier with the museum's co-founder shortly before he passed away this ...

Craft in America Awarded $100,000 Inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation by the Decorative Arts Trust

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2020

As part of the Decorative Arts Trust's dedication to nurturing academic and educational programs, Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow announced Craft in America as the recipient of the inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation in a special presentation last evening. Established in 2020, the ...

Take a Virtual Tour of Philip Johnson's The Glass House in Connecticut

The Glass House / December 1st, 2020

The Glass House has launched Texture + Transparency, a series of six free virtual tours that offer an exploration of the Connecticut landmark, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Philip Johnson-designed property (now closed for the winter) in New Canaan, Conn., comprises ...

What Does a Billion-Dollar Government Investment in the Arts Look Like? Sneak Peek Melbourne's Reimagined Arts Precinct

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2020

Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will build a new gallery to present Australian and international contemporary art, design and architecture. When complete, at over 30,000 sqm (320,000 sq ft), NGV Contemporary will be the country’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and ...

Divers Say Nazi Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Fate of Looted Amber Room

Guardian / October 2nd, 2020

A group of Polish divers say they have discovered a World War II-era German ship with crates of contents that could be connected to the missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace near St Petersburg. The fabled amber and gold-leaf encrusted room, gifted to Peter the Great of Russia in 1716, ...