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Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Friday Foundation, established to realize the ...

MASS MoCA To Open A Skyspace By James Turrell, Adding To Comprehensive Multi-Decade Retrospective Currently On View

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

The Skypace, Set to Open on May 29, 2021, Will be One of the Largest in North America "What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.” - James Turrell The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and James Turrell have announced that a new Skyspace will ...

A Record-Breaking $4.75 Million Carl Moll Painting Tops Freeman's Best-Ever Fine Art Sale

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2021

Philadelphia-based Freeman’s announced the results of its February 23 European Art & Old Masters auction,which realized over $6.4M—the best Fine Art sale total that Freeman’s has ever recorded. With spirited bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the telephone, the 67-lot ...

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 ...

Mystery Of 'Madman' Message Unraveled In Munch's 'The Scream'

CNN / February 22nd, 2021

Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most well-known artworks in the world, includes a long-held mystery in a faint written message in the top-left corner of the painting. The tiny inscription "Can only have been painted by a madman," once considered a vandal's scrawl, has been determined to ...

From Winning Face Masks to Tea Time and a Tokyo Hotel Room, Artist Takashi Murakami Branches Out in Design

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Takashi Murakami's production studio Kaikai Kiki has long collaborated with brands from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo, and the uber-popular Japanese artist's latest projects span from $70 face masks to a gallery-like hotel room experience for about $4,300. A Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel room is ...

Magic Realism Is Reexamined in Georgia Museum of Art Exhibition, Catalogue

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Long overshadowed by the rise of abstract expressionism in the 1950s, magic realism’s reputation is on the way up again. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism” from February 27 to June ...

Some Museums Affected By Severe Cold Conditions Warmed-Up Employees, Cleaned-Up Damage

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

While millions in Texas suffered under a power grid meltdown last week as a historic winter storm gripped the region, some museum employees who were able to stay at work found warmth and functioning toilets. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, maintained industry standards of 70 degrees ...

'Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society' Resumes Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view March 6 through May 30, 2021. Initially planned for the Spring of 2020, the exhibition was on view for just three days ...

Indianapolis Museum of Art President Charles Venable Resigns, Board Issues Apology

ARTnews / February 18th, 2021

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields President Charles Venable has resigned after the museum listed a job for a director to "attract a broader and more diverse audience while maintaining the Museum's traditional, core, white art audience." After a public outcry, a statement from the ...

58-Foot Bronze Frieze Begun For First-Ever National World War I Monument In D.C.

USA Today / February 14th, 2021

A massive 38-figure sculptural frieze at the center of a new memorial commemorating those who served in the First World War is underway. The "nation's official World War I monument when it's unveiled in Washington, D.C., in 2023 or 2024, may be the largest freestanding bronze relief in the ...

103 'Lost' Drawings Represent Hokusai 'At Peak of His Powers' In Late Life

Spectator / February 11th, 2021

The British Museum acquired a trove of 19th century Japanese master printmaker Hokusai's "rediscovered" drawings for £270,000, with Art Fund assistance, last year that will make up an exhibition and new book in September.  The 103 drawings emerged at a French auction in 2019. Laura ...

Lyman Allyn Art Museum Showcases Abstract Work by Xanda McCagg

ArtfixDaily / February 9th, 2021

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Xanda McCagg Recent Work: Icon, on view Feb. 13 through Apr. 18, in the Glassenberg Gallery on the first floor as part of the Museum’s Near :: New contemporary series. Xanda McCagg’s abstract paintings are investigations of the human condition ...

New $38.5M Fund Launches For Los Angeles Arts Pandemic Recovery

ArtfixDaily / February 9th, 2021

The largest-ever pooled private investment for arts across Los Angeles County will sustain community organizations and save jobs Arts nonprofits in LA County will benefit from a record $38.5 million pandemic recovery fund, the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Los Angeles-based ...

To Sell Or Not to Sell, That Is The Question Some U.S. Museums Mull

ARTnews / February 8th, 2021

Financial strains exacerbated by pandemic-related impacts have left some museums across the U.S. struggling with the question of whether to deaccession artworks. In the early part of the coronavirus pandemic, when the economy tanked, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) relaxed rules ...

Sean Scully Retrospective Opens In June At The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; The Artist's Pandemic-Made 'Dark Windows' To Debut In New York

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major retrospective exhibition of Sean Scully’s most significant works from the 1970s to the present. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, closely examines the Irish-born American artist’s contribution to the ...

Aspen Snowmass Adds Fun To Its Latest Art Activations With On-Site Installations

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

Aspen Snowmass and FriendsWithYou (FWY), launched a lift ticket art collaboration November 2020. What started as uplifting, fine art images on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets is now an immersive world of interactive art and wonder across Aspen Snowmass’ mountains. Installations include “Little Cloud” ...

'Crafting America' Debuts At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts Crafting America, which will be on view February 6 to May 31, 2021, with an array of programs and a virtual experience of the exhibition.   Crafting America is the first exhibition at Crystal Bridges dedicated to the subject of modern and ...

New Exhibition 'Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings' To Open In Australia

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will present Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, the first major survey in the Asia Pacific region of visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), whose remarkable body of abstract and mystical paintings bring new perspectives to the narratives of ...

View Highlights Of This Extensive Florida Art Collection Gifted to the University of Florida

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

A private collection of Florida works of art, some created by the foremost artists of their time, has a new home at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints—the largest single art collection ever donated to the university—as well as ...