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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 ...

Take A Virtual Walk-Through of Desert X 2021 in the Coachella Valley

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

After a postponement due to pandemic stay-at-home orders, Desert X 2021 is in its final weeks of a 9-week (to May 16) run in multiple loactions across California's Coachella Valley. On-site visitors can download a mobile app for exact locations and information on artworks. This third edition of ...

British Artists Ackroyd & Harvey Plant 100 Oak Trees Outside Tate Modern

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

In advance of the Tate Modern galleries' reopening (planned for May 17) in London, Beuys’ Acorns is a fresh installation representing ideas of regeneration, and is free for visitors to see outside the museum.  The installation of 100 oak saplings opened May 4 on the terrace outside Tate ...

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Splitting Up. Now What About Their Art Collection?

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the couple announced via Twitter on Monday. Noting that "..we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives," their statement says. They have 3 adult children. The pair will continue to ...

Major Traveling Exhibition 'In American Waters' Casts New Light On Our Relationship With the Sea

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

This May, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts In American Waters, a painting exhibition that reframes and expands our understanding of American culture and environment by looking at the sea. For over 200 years, American artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, ...

Birding Is Ultra Popular During the Pandemic; This Exhibition Offers An Eyeful of 'Rare and Wonderous' Feathered Friends

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is now showing Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, through July 25, 2021. The exhibition, curated by TMA’s Head of Interpretive Projects and Managing Editor Paula Reich, showcases the museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume series ...

David Hockney Digital Billboards Deliver A Brilliant Sunrise To Major Cities

New York Times / May 2nd, 2021

Celebrated British artist David Hockney has created a 2½-minute animation of a sunrise in spring that will be broadcast on digital billboards across five major cities thoughout May. Now living in Normandy, France, Hockney, who is 83, used an iPad during lockdown to create the digital work, ...

The Bold Modernist Print Designs of Saitō Kiyoshi Surveyed In New Exhibition At The Ringling

ArtfixDaily / May 2nd, 2021

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art now presents Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening, a new exhibition on view through Aug. 15, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida. Comprised of recent donations of artworks by Saitō from Charles and Robyn Citrin to The Ringling and other collections, Saitō ...

Eli Broad, Billionaire Businessman Who Revitalized L.A. Cultural Scene, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / May 2nd, 2021

Eli Broad (1933-2021), the influential billionaire businessman and philanthropist who poured his fortune into cultural institutions, art collecting, public education, civic improvement and scientific endeavors, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87. His generous philanthropy, including the ...

The Kinsey Collection of African American Art Resumes National Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2021

The Gathering Place and Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host artworks from the Kinsey collection, beginning May 22 through June 2021 in the ONEOK Boathouse. The collection then travels to Tacoma Art Museum in Washington this summer. The widely acclaimed exhibition, The Kinsey ...

Marie-Josée Kravis Named MoMA Chair, Replacing Leon Black

New York Times / April 29th, 2021

New York's Museum of Modern Art announced on Tuesday that philanthropist Marie-Josée Kravis will replace investor Leon Black as chairman. According to the New York Times, Kravis, said in the virtual board meeting: “I know it’s a huge responsibility. I will try to live up to it.” Businesswoman ...

Art Heals: A Museum In Italy Becomes COVID-19 Vaccine Site Enveloped In Claudia Comte's Site-Specific Audiovisual Work

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2021

From April 29, 2021, a Covid-19 vaccine center will be set up at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli, on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Vaccinations will be administered in the galleries of a Claudia Comte exhibition where visitors will be ensconced in a specially-created ...

Samsung Founding Family To Donate Massive Art Collection As $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax Looms

AP / April 28th, 2021

South Korea's Samsung founding family will donate tens of thousands of artworks and gift hundreds of millions of dollars to medical research to help pay an estimated 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in taxes related to inheritance, following the death of chairman Lee Kun-Hee last year, according ...

'Decade of Change' Photography Award Winners Spotlight Environmental Issues in Touring Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2021

1854 & British Journal of Photography have announced the winners of the inaugural Decade of Change award From the creators of Portrait of Humanity and Portrait of Britain, two of the most viewed photographic exhibitions in history, Decade of Change is a new environmental ...

'Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe' To Debut At High Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

This fall, the High Museum of Art will present "Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe" (Sept. 3, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022), featuring nearly 60 works drawn from the High Museum’s folk and self-taught art collection, which has the largest public holdings of Rowe’s art. The exhibition chronicles ...

UC Irvine's Institute and Museum of California Art To Showcase Collection Highlights and Private Loans in 'Radiant Impressions'

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

UC Irvine's Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) will debut a new exhibit, “Radiant Impressions,” upon reopening in May after an over yearlong closure due to the pandemic. Selections of California art, from the IMCA’s permanent collections and private collections, will be exhibited. ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Dallas Museum of Art and Van Gogh Museum Co-Organize First Exhibition Dedicated to Van Gogh’s Olive Grove Series

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2021

In 2021 and 2022 the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) host the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, executed during his yearlong stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Co-organized by the two institutions, ...

'Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America' Joins Mayflower 400 Exhibition This Summer at The Box In Plymouth, UK

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2021

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America will be displayed next to The Box’s major Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy exhibition in England, which tells a shared transatlantic history.  Concurrent celebrations which began in 2020 at Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly Plimoth ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Plans To Reopen May 14 With New Installations and Extended Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / April 23rd, 2021

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, reopen to the public Friday, May 14. This is the second reopening of the museum following closures on March 14, 2020 and on Nov. 23, 2020 as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The museum ...