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This Artist's House For Sale in the Hills of Tuscany Is a Draw

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

The sea is black, you are transparent, the sky is black you are deep, ciao - excerpt of a note from Lucio Fontana to Diana Baylon In the hills above Florence, a house-museum in which Abstract Expressionist artist Diana Baylon (1920-2013) lived and worked is for sale. Baylon set up her Tuscan ...

'Nature × Humanity: Oxman Architects' at SFMOMA Examines a Former MIT Professor's Pioneering Art and Sustainable Designs

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

What does it mean to build, house, inform and inspire sustainable ways of living in the 21st century? American Israeli architect and founder of the New York-based practice, OXMAN, Neri Oxman questions the materials, tools and methods of architecture as we know it today. In the exclusive ...

'Chihuly in the Desert' Brings Large-Scale Glass Works by the Iconic Artist to Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Taliesin West

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2021

A new exhibition of monumental works by Dale Chihuly is now on view at one of Arizona’s most iconic landmarks and the state’s only cultural UNESCO World Heritage site, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed home and studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale. A historic partnership between the revered artist and ...

'Dormzilla': Blowback Continues Over Billionaire's Design of Mega-Dorm With Windowless Rooms

New Yorker / November 18th, 2021

For $200 million, the University of California, Santa Barbara, has greenlighted one billionaire's plan to house thousands of students in windowless rooms within the world's largest dormitory---to considerable backlash on social media, national media and student-led petitions. ...

Visionary Modernist Designer Eileen Gray (Finally) Gets More of the Spotlight

ArtfixDaily / November 4th, 2021

Transformative modernist architecture, enduring furniture designs in museum collections and still being reproduced, and a "Dragons" armchair that, at $28.3 million, remains the most expensive piece of 20th-century design ever sold at auction, belong to a woman lesser known than her male ...

Denver Art Museum Unveils $150 Million Campus Transformation Project, Reimagined Galleries

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) reopened its expanded and reimagined campus to the public on October 24, 2021, unveiling all eight levels of its iconic Gio Ponti-designed Lanny and Sharon Martin Building (formerly referred to as the North or Ponti Building), and the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome ...

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 ...

Frank Lloyd Wright Will Be the Focus of Kirkland Museum Programming in 2022

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art celebrates the genius of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright in 2022 with a calendar full of exhibitions, lectures and tours. “Frank Lloyd Wright is a name that many recognize as an influential American architect, but few may ...

Madame Rêve Hotel Opens in Louvre Post Office Building This October

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

Dreaming of a future visit to the City of Light? A new 5-star hotel some eight years in the making is poised to open in the historic Louvre post office building later this month. Well-positioned in Paris' 1st arrondissement—a right bank hub of cafes, luxury shopping and world-class ...

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public Next Week

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

An experience of the arts, sciences, artists, and social impact of moviemaking, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021, following a dedication ceremony. Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the ...

Explore 'L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped' in Paris, other Christo and Jeanne-Claude Works, with New App

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

Prior to and during L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, a temporary artwork for Paris, a free photographic exhibition will be on view on the Banks of the Seine, between the Pont-Neuf and Pont-au-Change (near Châtelet). Organized by the City of Paris with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, “Christo ...

Designed to Inspire: The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Debuts September 7

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

The highly-anticipated Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Founded and funded by local businessman, philanthropist, and collector Rudy Ciccarello, the museum is the first in the world ...

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 ...