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U.K. Provides Nearly $2 Billion For Struggling Arts Sector

The Hollywood Reporter / July 6th, 2020

The British government announced Sunday a £1.57 billion ($1.96 billion) rescue package for the U.K.'s arts and culture sector after months of pandemic shutdowns, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The relief includes £880 million ($1 billion) in grants for the financial year to April 2021, ...

Preview an Exhibition on the Influential California Cool Designs of Edith Heath

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

This summer, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) planned to explore the legacy of Edith Heath, one of the most influential and enduring designers of the 20th century, in an original exhibition to be on view through January 3, 2021. Check online for the museum's reopening updates. ...

Ahead of Major Retrospectives, Take a Look at Sean Scully's Latest Monumental Sculptures in Germany

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

The Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, Germany, is presenting an exhibition, INSIDEOUTSIDE, by the Irish artist Sean Scully, on view through January 3, 2021, shown across 30 acres of leafy forestland and inside an exhibition space. Scully is world-renowned for his abstract paintings with ...

For a Colorful Lift, Glimpse Chagall's America Windows

ArtfixDaily / July 5th, 2020

When the U.S. offered a safe harbor for refugees during World War II, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the renowned Russian-born artist who lived in France, was among the fortunate to escape the Nazis for America. He remained in the U.S. to 1947. "I lived here in America during the inhuman war in ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of June 29, Returns July 6

ArtfixDaily / June 27th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of June 29. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 6.

Global Consortium of Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Artist Arthur Jafa’s Renowned “Love is the Message"

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in consultation with the artist Arthur Jafa, have joined together to stream Jafa’s artwork “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) continuously for 48 hours on Hirshhorn.si.edu and AmericanArt.si.edu ...

Art-Inspired Stamps to Buy Now to Support the USPS

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

Hit hard by impacts on first class and marketing mail volume during the pandemic shutdown, the largely self-funded United States Postal Service estimated its losses could be around $2 billion a month for 18 months. This week, the postal service reported a less dire financial picture stemming from ...

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for the United Nations (UN) 75​th​ anniversary and are inviting people to ​Voice Our Future ​through an unprecedented, extended reality experience premiering on June 26th for UN Charter ...

A Magnificent Five-Foot-Tall Jade Pagoda Is Among the Must-See Treasures at Expanded Lizzardo Museum

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

Re-carving the Past: The Art of Chinese Bronzes and Jades, a special exhibit extended through January 3rd, 2021, will be on view at the new location of the Lizzardo Museum of Lapidary Art, in Oak Brook, Illinois, following a temporary closure during the pandemic. Visitors will also not want to ...

Reopening of SF's de Young Museum Accelerated to Early July With West Coast Premiere of Frida Kahlo Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

"Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly" – Frida Kahlo San Francisco will allow museums to reopen earlier than expected, pending state approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of the anticipated August reopening, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will ...

Florence Griswold Museum Reopens July 7 With 'Fresh Fields' Exhibition Bringing New Insights to Beloved Impressionist Landscapes

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

The Florence Griswold Museum, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, reopens to members on July 1 and to the public on July 7 with a new exhibition, Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes, and with opportunity to roam its idyllic countryside grounds in bloom. Advance ticketing online is required as ...

2 Museum Exhibitions Offer an In-Depth Look at the Influential Textile Art of Anni Albers

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

Two of Connecticut’s most prestigious museums, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) and The Glass House, have digital offerings based on their respective Anni Albers exhibitions. Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899‐1994) is ...

New York City Scenes Form Major Gift of 130 Artworks to New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

The New-York Historical Society has announced an extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. The couple’s “Scenes of New York City” collection comprises 130 artworks dating from the mid-19th through the 21st-centuries, including works by Isabel ...

Museum-Goers Get a Sneak Peek at Tesla Cybertruck

Mashable / June 21st, 2020

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles reopened its doors on June 19 with a special exhibit of Tesla's Cybertruck, on view until June 27, in the museum's ongoing "Alternating Currents" electric vehicle display, reports Mashable. The Cybertruck is supposed to debut in 2021. Early viewers ...

First Printing of The Star-Spangled Banner Fetches Record $325,000 at Auction, Followed by the Slave-Owning Writer's Statue Getting Toppled

ArtfixDaily / June 21st, 2020

A statue of Francis Scott Key, an early American lawyer known for penning "The Star-Spangled Banner," was taken down by protestors in San Francisco over the weekend during demonstrations for racial justice. Key was a wealthy slave owner who, according to The Smithsonian, defended slaveholders' ...

Ahead of Her Next Museum Exhibition, Kara Walker's ‘Fons Americanus’ Archive Shown in Online Art Basel

ArtfixDaily / June 18th, 2020

To demand exactitude in the pursuit of a historical truth is to go where no mind can venture and return whole. The load is too large to carry, the losses too many and too varied. Truth will drain from your hands like so much water. Instead, you will find yourself drawing on tales from the past – ...

Explore the Brave Work of Early Modern Photographer Anne Brigman With Fresh Books and a Zoom Panel Discussion

ArtfixDaily / June 17th, 2020

Following a major retrospective in 2018-19 at the Nevada Museum of Art, the late 19th-early 20th century photography of Anne Brigman is getting a closer look.  Born in Hawaii, Brigman (1869-1950) was championed by photographer-art dealer Alfred Stieglitz in New York and while living ...

Marking Its 150th Anniversary in 2020, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Focuses on Collecting Works by Living Artists During Covid-19 Closure

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announced in May the launch of a series of new initiatives in support of contemporary artists in Boston and nationwide. The museum has committed to making new acquisitions as well as establishing a program that grants lifetime memberships for all living ...

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Achieve Record Auction Prices at Freeman's Sale

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2020

Freeman’s has announced the results of its highly successful American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction featuring The Collection of Heidi Bingham Stott. With a sell-through rate of 95%, the 74-lot sale achieved over $2.8 million, surpassing its pre-sale high estimate. The ...

New Art Museum at Penn State to Open in 2023 With Palmer Name Retained

ArtfixDaily / June 15th, 2020

A proposal to name a planned new art museum at University Park, in Pennsylvania, in honor of the late Barbara and James Palmer was approved in May by the Penn State Board of Trustees. Penn State President Eric J. Barron said the landmark new building will be named to honor the original donors ...