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Dalí / El Greco Side-by-Side Exhibit Prompts: 'Are They Really Paintings of the Same Thing?'

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2022

From July 9 to December 4, 2022, The Auckland Project in the U.K. will unite two Spanish masterpieces from British collections at the Spanish Gallery. Acquired by Glasgow city in 1952 directly from the artist, Salvador Dalí’s Christ of St John of the Cross is one of the most celebrated and ...

'Dakota Modern' Retrospective of Oscar Howe Reexamines His Role in 20th Century American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2022

One of the 20th Century’s Most Innovative Native American Painters, Howe Challenged Stereotypes and Created Pathways for Native Painters The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York debuted “Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe” in March. This major traveling ...

Dinosaurs Draw Buyers at Summer Art Events From Masterpiece London to Sotheby's

The Art Newspaper / July 5th, 2002

A full skeleton of a Gorgosaurus is expected to sell for as much as $8 million at auction this month, in a first-ever offering of the dinosaur species at a public sale, according to Sotheby’s. A close relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex, the well-preserved Gorgosaurus specimen dates to around 76 ...

Demonstrators Glue Themselves to Iconic 'The Hay Wain' Painting, 'The Last Supper' Copy in Latest Oil Protests

CNN / July 5th, 2022

One of Britain's best-known masterpieces became the backdrop for a demonstration at London's National Gallery on Monday, one in a series of protests at cultural sites by British environmentalist group Just Stop Oil. On July 4, two people covered John Constable's peaceful pastoral painting "The ...

Take a Peek at 'Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts'

ArtfixDaily / July 4th, 2022

Following appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Wallace Collection in London (now through Oct. 16, 2022), the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., will present the international traveling exhibition “Inspiring Walt Disney: The ...

$450 Million Hong Kong Palace Museum Debuts with Forbidden City Treasures, Louvre Loans

ArtfixDaily / July 4th, 2022

Hong Kong’s newest arts and cultural landmark, the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) located in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), officially opened its doors to the public this week. An unprecedented loan show from the Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City is among the largest and ...

Recently Conserved American Portrait Reveals a Once-Erased Enslaved Boy's Story

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2022

Ogden Museum of Southern Art has unveiled a recently conserved 19th-century painting, Bélizaire and the Frey Children, to reveal a hidden central figure. The painting once again includes the image of an enslaved boy that was intentionally painted out and only recently uncovered and restored to ...

Bill of Rights Precursor Document Could Fetch $5 Million at Auction This July

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2022

This July, Sotheby’s will offer Virginia’s official ratification of the U.S. Constitution, a rare copy which also includes a list of 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, all part of a 13-page document from June 25, 1788, that later helped establish the Bill of Rights. It is one of only ...

Boris Johnson Formerly Deemed British Holding of Parthenon Sculptures 'Unacceptable'

ArtfixDaily / July 3rd, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson once ardently supported the Parthenon Marbles repatriation to Athens in letters to the Greek culture minister that detailed why the British government should give the ancient sculptures back. Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea has reported on previously unseen and ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed to July 4

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2022

ARTFIXdaily is closed for website maintenance and updates. E-newsletter service will resume from July 4. Looking ahead, the exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern opens June 18 at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. One of the largest Rodin exhibitions in the ...

100 Great British Drawings Spotlighted at The Huntington

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

“100 Great British Drawings,” a major exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, will trace the practice of drawing in Britain from the 17th through the mid-20th century, spotlighting The Huntington’s important collection of more than 12,000 works that represent the ...

New Exhibition 'Sand Unshaken: The Origin Story of Alma Thomas' Reveals Striking Historical Background That Informed Artist's Work

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

A new exhibition highlights the life and work of renowned artist Alma Thomas, a native of Columbus, Georgia. Alma Thomas rose to fame in 1972 at 80 years old as the first Black woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum in NYC; she was also the first African American woman to have her work ...

New Colby Museum Exhibition Unveils Previously Unseen Works by Andrew Wyeth

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

Life and Death shows the artist engaging with his own mortality A new exhibition in Waterville, Maine, at the Colby College Museum of Art, Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, offers the first public presentation of a recently rediscovered series of drawings in which the artist Andrew Wyeth ...

See 5 Phenomenal Floral Works in The Whitney's American Modernism Show

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2022

Floral works are a highlight in the telling of The Whitney's collection transition from focusing on realism to more abstraction in its holdings of early American Modernism. The Whitney Museum of American Art now is showing At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an ...

First Exhibition to Explore the Collaborative Partnership of James McNeill Whistler and Joanna Hiffernan opens at National Gallery This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

When James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) and Joanna Hiffernan (1839–1886) met in 1860, they began a close professional and personal relationship that lasted for over two decades. Featuring some 60 works including paintings, drawings, and prints, The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James ...

Designer Duro Olowu Selects Objects That Amplify Pattern for Exhibition at Cooper Hewitt

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

Nigerian British designer Duro Olowu has guest curated the 20th installment in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” exhibition series, which invites designers, writers and cultural figures to explore and interpret objects in the museum’s permanent collection. On view in New York ...

Leading Asian Artists Create New Works Within Hancock Shaker Village

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

In its first major exhibition on contemporary Asian art, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing is now on view at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., through November 14, 2022. This immersive, site-specific exhibition features three acclaimed Asian artists: Yusuke Asai of Japan, ...

London's Regency-Era Soane Museum to Offer Portals into Other Realms With Summer Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Space Popular: The Portal Galleries will present new work and research by the multidisciplinary design practice Space Popular, led by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, at Sir John Soane’s house museum in London this summer. Designed by renowned architect Sir John Soane and filled with his ...

View Highlights of Norway's Massive, New National Museum Debuting June 11

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Norway's long-awaited National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on June 11. Designed by Klaus Schuwerk, who partnered with Kleihues + Kleihues of Germany and Dyrvik Arkitekter of Norway, the new 587,000-square-foot building merges the collections of four institutions with some ...

Philanthropist Joan Brock Gifts $34 Million to Chrysler Museum of Art, Including Notable Artworks

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA., just announced Hampton Roads Philanthropist Joan Brock has made a $34 million gift to the museum, including 40 works of art from the Macon and Joan Brock Collection and two position endowments, including the Director of the Museum. This gift will also ...