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That Mystery Monolith in the Utah Desert Has Disappeared

New York Times / November 29th, 2020

Art lovers speculated that it was a sculpture by the late Minimalist artist John McCracken. Others were convinced it was an alien marker. Now the shiny, metal monolith that caused a stir after being discovered in the Utah desert last Monday has vanished. The over ten-foot-tall mystery object ...

Artist Cole Sternberg Conjures Up The Free Republic of California

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

For ESMoA’s Experience #47 FREESTATE, an art experience in Southern California, artist Cole Sternberg created an agitprop public movement via exhibition, dedicated website and propaganda factory that conjures into conceptual existence The Free Republic of California. Taking place both inside ...

'Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change' Opens at Toledo Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

American quilts have long been connected with notions of tradition, with patterns and techniques passed down for generations in communities throughout the country. As nostalgic symbols of the American past, quilts have been viewed as antidotes to upheaval during times of change. Disrupting our ...

Crystal Bridges Announces $17.5M Gift from Windgate Foundation to Champion American Craft

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent ...

Baltimore Museum of Art's Restrooms to Be Named For John Waters Following a Gift of 375 Artworks

ArtfixDaily / November 12th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) last week announced a promised gift of approximately 375 works from John Waters’ fine art collection. The long-planned bequest is rich in photographs and works on paper with important examples by 125 artists, including Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Thomas ...

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2020

Features More Than 100 Artworks From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Leading Latinx Collection In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing ...

Seriously Upbeat Artworks Are Standouts in the New TEFAF Online

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has launched TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, in a fresh format. This is TEFAF’s first virtual fair, which provides attendees with direct, live access to world-renowned dealers and their selection of vetted artworks. Reducing virtual fair fatigue, ...

Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró

ArtfixDaily / October 29th, 2020

For its final exhibition, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) in Newport News, Virginia, will present Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró. On view from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20, the exhibition will feature more than 60 prints by surrealist luminaries, who sought to tap into the unconscious ...

8 Leading Artists Create Flags Accompanied by Sound-Based Works in 'unFlagging' Series at Ballroom Marfa

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

This fall, Ballroom Marfa presents an outdoor exhibition from October 2, 2020 through January 21, 2021 that features new commissions from eight noted artists. Each artist has created a flag accompanied by a sound-based work that will be on view individually for two weeks, rotating through each ...

'Love, Life, Death, and Desire' Exhibition Opens at Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2020

Damien Hirst’s seminal installation In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) is presented alongside works of historic, modern, and contemporary art.  The Yale Center for British Art presents its first new special exhibition since ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Week of November 1

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 25. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume November 1. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, has recently reopened with Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

Deutsche Bank Is Refocusing Its Art Collection Starting With a Downsize of Historical Works

Forbes / October 14th, 2020

Deutsche Bank, which holds around 55,000 artworks—one of the world's largest corporate art collections—will sell around 200 modern works to fund new art acquisitions, says Friedhelm Hütte, head of Arts Deutsche Bank. "The number of branches is becoming less and less," Hütte says. "That has had ...

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores the Relationship Between Art and Nature

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Nature and art have the power to reframe perspectives and offer moments of release during times of uncertainty. The exhibition “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020,” opening Oct. 16 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, turns to nature for inspiration to help explain ...

Crystal Bridges Announces Director-Level Appointments, Sam Gilliam Acquisition and New Exhibits on View Including 'Nick Cave: Until'

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Crystal Bridges has announced the appointments of Sandy Edwards as senior director, and Jill Wagar as deputy director, effective immediately.   Sandy Edwards’ career exemplifies her deep commitment during her 46-year career to improving quality of life through arts and education. ...

'Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead'  – A Century of Women-Designed Landscapes Now At-Risk Shown in Digital Exhibition and New Report

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there ...

New Book 'Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly' Documents the Influential Activist-Artist Group Since 1985

ArtfixDaily / September 30th, 2020

In 1985, a bunch of feminist masked avengers began plastering posters all over downtown New York. They named galleries, museums, critics, collectors, and white male artists who contributed to an art system prejudiced against women and artists of color. Since then, the Guerrilla Girls have ...

Landmark Exhibition at Kew Gardens Explores the Fragility of the Natural World

ArtfixDaily / September 28th, 2020

Paradise Lost will be the first UK solo exhibition by Dutch-born, Mexico-based visual artist Jan Hendrix. The landmark show at Kew Gardens, featuring new works in a number of mediums, will convey the artist’s response to the transformation of the landscape known as Kamay Botany Bay, in Sydney, ...

The Very Timely Philip Guston Retrospective Will Be Postponed For 4 Years

Guardian / September 27th, 2020

A much-anticipated exhibition of Philip Guston — the 20th-century American artist who boldly took on subjects from racism to fascism, along with abstraction and American identity themes — has been delayed for four years. Now falling on the run-up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, the show ...

A Powerful Trio of Must-See Exhibitions Are Extended As Yale University Art Gallery Reopens

ArtfixDaily / September 27th, 2020

On September 25, the Yale University Art Gallery opened to visitors for the first time in nearly seven months with new covid-19 safety measures in place. “Our world has transformed in ways we never could have imagined since the Gallery closed in March. Now, more than ever, cultural institutions ...

'States of Mind: Art and American Democracy' to Open at The Moody in Houston

ArtfixDaily / September 17th, 2020

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University in Houston will be reopening its galleries on September 19 with the fall exhibition States of Mind: Art and American Democracy, on view through December 19, 2020.  Reflecting on some of the most pressing topics facing American democracy, ...