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How Should Museums Curate Native Culture? Chicago's Field Museum Gives Indigenous People a Voice in Curation

ArtfixDaily / February 26th, 2020

Newest Field Museum exhibition will highlight Native American women and warriors, opens March 13 in Chicago University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society to host companion show For many years, Native American communities weren’t given the opportunity to tell their own ...

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions to Debut in the U.S. With Armory Show Prize and Audio Guide

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2020

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, a Paris-based nonprofit with a mission to reposition women artists in the canon of 20th century art history, will make its US debut in partnership with The Armory Show next month in New York. The partnership will culminate in the award ...

Barbara Kruger Has Some Big 'Questions' Popping Up Around L.A. During Frieze Week

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

'Who Buys the Con?' is one of 20 questions that renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger poses to passersby. For Los Angelenos and visitors, Barbara Kruger’s public art project Untitled (Questions) has her iconic text-based works emblazoned in green around the city for Frieze Week Los ...

Collage Artist Elisabeth Wild, Whose Career Took Off in Her 90s, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

Collage artist Elisabeth Wild has passed away, age 98, at her home in Guatemala.  Wild recently designed the spring edition of the pocket Tube map for London's Underground, which debuts in May, in conjunction with a major installation by her artist-daughter, Vivian Suter, to be unveiled at ...

American Craft Council Celebrates 50 Years of Awards - Check Out the Remarkable Work of This Year's Honorees

ArtfixDaily / February 12th, 2020

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing American craft, is celebrating 50 years of awards honoring individuals and organizations for exceptional artistic, scholarly, and philanthropic contributions to the craft field. Awarded biennially since 1970, ...

Critic Breaks Artwork at the Zona Maco Fair: 'It...felt what I thought of it'

Associated Press / February 9th, 2020

Art critic Avelina Lésper says she accidentally shattered a glass installation at the Zona Maco art fair in Mexico City on Saturday. The piece, by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico, featured natural and found objects suspended in glass and was on display in the booth of OMR gallery. Lésper ...

Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 37 Artists for 2020 Residency Program

ArtfixDaily / January 30th, 2020

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the 37 artists who will participate in its Artist-in-Residence program at its Center in New Orleans in 2020. All of the artists are selected through a multi-tiered process that includes a review by a five-person panel of established artists, curators, ...

25th Annual LA Art Show Celebrates the Meteoric Rise of the Los Angeles Art Scene

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2020

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2020 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 5-9, 2020, with a full lineup of international galleries, museum exhibitions, panel discussions, film ...

Six Artists to See in State of the Art 2020 at Crystal Bridges and The Momentary

ArtfixDaily / January 16th, 2020

State of the Art 2020 debuts next month as part of opening the new contemporary art space, the Momentary. The exhibition will be on view at the Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art from February 22 through May 24, 2020, free for all visitors. Lauren Haynes, ...

What to Hear and See Inside San Francisco's FOG Design+Art 2020 This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2020

FOG Design+Art opens on January 16 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, with a Preview Gala benefitting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on January 15. This year’s fair features a series of thought-provoking conversations and panel discussions in the FOG ...

Harvard Students' Installation in the Sackler Museum Names Opioid Victims

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2019

A new art installation at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum names local victims and survivors of opioid abuse, taking aim at the family legacy of the benefactor whose name the museum bears and the addictive drug that ballooned the Sackler multibillion dollar fortune while ...

Why the Four Turner Prize Finalists Got a Collective Win

NPR / December 8th, 2019

All four finalists — Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Oscar Murillo — for the U.K.'s prestigious Turner Prize have won in an unprecedented twist of events last week. The four artists lodged a request with judges that was accepted. After three and half decades of handing ...

A Well-Timed New Book Examines 'The Art of Protest'

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2019

Protest art is in the spotlight, both on streets across the globe and in a new book surveying a 100-year history. Civil rights, social activism, pro-environment and other causes have long been the subject matter of public poster art. The world is currently awash with such temporary artworks ...

A Beijing Museum Suddenly Yanked a Major Exhibition of Chinese-American Artist Hung Liu

San Francisco Chronicle / November 21st, 2019

Years of planning went into “Hung Liu: Passers-by,” a major solo exhibition scheduled to open Dec. 6 at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Artist Hung Liu, who experienced the Cultural Revolution and now lives in Oakland, Calif., was shocked when the Chinese culture ministry ...

Discover Alice Rahon, a Parisian Poet Turned Mexican Surrealist Painter, Whose Works Are Revealed at MOCA North Miami

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is set to present a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the ...

The Eskenazi Museum of Art’s $30 Million Renovation of I. M. Pei Building Opens With Suite of Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2019

After a two-and-a-half-year renovation, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened its doors on Nov. 7, 2019. In Bloomington, Indiana, The Eskenazi Museum has completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei-designed building, which was inaugurated in 1982 and features the ...

Baltimore Museum of Art Will Only Acquire Works by Women Artists in 2020

Baltimore Sun / November 17th, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art is taking its initiative to focus all its 2020 programs and exhibitions on women artists to a another level. {{image}} "Museum director Christopher Bedford said Thursday that every artwork the BMA obtains for its permanent collection next year — every painting, ...

Kerry James Marshall Painting Brings $18.5 Million at Auction Amid Strong Prices For African American Artists

New York Times / November 17th, 2019

In the New York sales series last week an artwork at Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Sale stirred bidder interest like few other lots. A 2014 painting by Kerry James Marshall garnered $18.5 million (with fees), the second highest price at auction for a work by a living Arrican American ...

A Record for Ed Ruscha Stands Out in Fall Auction Series

New York Times / November 14th, 2019

The fall sales series of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York was not chock-full of blue-chip "trophy" art, according to the New York Times. Timed during an unsettling news cycle coupled with few top-tier collections or estates to offer, the major auction houses saw noteworthy ...

Major Flooding Temporarily Shuts Down the Venice Biennale, But the Show Will Go On

W Magazine / November 13th, 2019

Venice mayor Luigi Bragnaro declared a state of emergency after flood tides inundated the city on Tuesday. The result on Wednesday was a temporary closing of the Venice Biennale's 58th edition, Saint Mark's Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Pinault Collection's Punta della Dogana and ...