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Schwenke Thirteenth Anniversary Auction Features Multiple Estates, Over 700 Unreserved Lots Selling Sunday, May 22nd

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

On Sunday, May 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will auction a diverse group of over 700 lots consigned from 49 separate estates and consignors from Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The auction includes over 100 lots of Asian decorative ...

Over $1 Million in Antiquities from The Met, Yale Art Gallery Collections Are Seized for Repatriation

New York / April 4th, 2022

Objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery were surrendered to authorities after investigations revealed that they had been stolen from their countries of origin, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. “These are more than just beautiful ...

Metaverse, Pandemic and Buddhist Themes Combine in Mongolian Artist's First Solo Exhibition in New York

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

Sapar Contemporary has opened Moods in the Metaverse, Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu’s first solo show in New York, through May 7, 2022. Mongol Zurag painting is a contemporary figurative style that is steeped in Mongolian cultural history. The flat, brightly colored pictorial style originated in the ...

Major Private Collection of Asian Art to be Exhibited on Nantucket

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will host the exhibition Asian Treasures from the Billings Collection in the Whaling Museum, McCausland Gallery opening Memorial Day weekend through November 1.  The exhibition draws from the collection that longtime Nantucket, Massachusetts, ...

'Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water' Exhibition Opens at Seattle Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water (March 18–May 30, 2022), exploring the many ways artists around the world have engaged with the theme of water. The exhibition features works from SAM’s collection and three local lenders, with over 80 works of art ...

'She/Her/Hers' Exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art Examines Roles of Women in Chinese Art

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is exploring the intersecting roles of women in the arts of premodern, modern and contemporary China in a new exhibition titled She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China. More than 50 works of painting, calligraphy, embroidery, photography, ...

'His brush makes the quietest—the bleakest—places the most alluring;' Chiura Obata Works Acquired by Utah Museum

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

Thirty-five works by Chiura Obata, one of the most significant Japanese American artists of the twentieth century, are now in the permanent collection of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) at the University of Utah—thanks to a generous gift from the ...

Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Noted Collector of Japanese Art, Is Fatally Shot in Her Home

New York Times / December 2nd, 2021

Jacqueline Avant, 81, was fatally shot in her Beverly Hills, Calif., home early on Wednesday. A suspect in the home invasion killing was later arrested after he accidentally shot himself in the foot during an alleged burglary attempt in Hollywood Hills, according to police. The injured ...

$125 Million Gift to Met Museum Kick-Starts Modern Art Wing Transformation

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a lead donation of $125 million, the largest capital gift in the museum's history, to overhaul its modern and contemporary art wing. Donors Oscar L. Tang, a Met trustee, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, an art historian and archaeologist, will ...

The Art Show Concludes Successful Edition With New Fall Dates; ADAA Appoints New President and Board Members

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2021

Inaugurating a new moment on the art fair calendar, The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, closed its 2021 edition yesterday with an enthusiastic response from ADAA members, collectors, museum leaders, and visitors, who ...

From Earliest-Known Indigo Cloths to a Narrative Garment on the 2004 Tsunami, 'Weaving Stories' Spotlights Extraordinary Southeast Asian Textiles and Their Makers

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2021

Lying along the trade routes between India and China, island Southeast Asia has been a crossroads for merchants, pilgrims, and travelers from many parts of the world. Weaving Stories, a new exhibition exclusively at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, brings together more than 40 ...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Innovates Museum Model in World First; Displays Entire Collection by Size and Climatic Requirements

ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2021

With Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, a new all-access art museum and system of collection management debuts. The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, will open the Depot this week, with all 151,000 collection items—from Vincent van Gogh paintings to a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room—on ...

Fine Arts Paris Returns to Carrousel du Louvre and Online

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2021

Fine Arts Paris – the Paris-based specialist art fair dedicated to the fine arts from Antiquity to modern times – returns for a fifth edition in its emblematic venue, the Carrousel du Louvre, November 6-11. The premier destination for fine arts in Paris, the fair will once more bring together the ...

Dual Exhibitions in Vermont Consider Hiroshige and Japanese Printmaking Today

ArtfixDaily / October 24th, 2021

Southern Vermont Arts Center presents Japanese Woodblock Prints: Then and Now -- two complimentary Mokuhanga exhibitions in Manchester, Vermont, this winter. Hiroshige and the Changing Japanese Landscape, opening Saturday, November 20 in SVAC’s Elizabeth de C. Wilson, is a presentation of ...

Global Perspectives on Surrealism Explored in Groundbreaking Exhibition at The Met

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but understanding of the movement has come primarily through a Western European orientation. The major exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism beyond boundaries of geography and ...

Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art From Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection Debuts at Palmer Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / September 23rd, 2021

This fall the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opens Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. This major exhibition features the cosmopolitan, exuberant and subtly subversive work of 15 artists of Asian ...

Broken Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Swept Away By Typhoon Is Retrieved For Possible Restoration

Asahi / August 12th, 2021

Pieces of Yayoi Kusama’s popular “Yellow Pumpkin,” long-installed on a pier until it was washed out to sea on by a typhoon on Monday, have been recovered on the coast of Japan. Located in Naoshima, an island town in Kagawa Prefecture, the work has been a tourist magnet since 1994. Over six feet ...

Hung Liu, Chinese-Born American Artist With National Portrait Gallery Show Ahead, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

Artist Hung Liu, born in Changchun, China, in 1948, has died at age 73 in California. (Read more in ARTnews) Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, issued the following statement on the passing of Hung Liu, just weeks before the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Hung ...

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 ...

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 ...