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'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, ...

Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

ARTnews / September 16th, 2020

Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a ...

American University Museum's Online 'Contested Space' Series Explores Themes Relevant to Presidential Election of 2020

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

Every four years, American University Museum in Washington, DC, presents exhibitions during the run-up to presidential elections addressing the most heavily contested issues, with the intention of educating and encouraging dialogue. This year, necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, the museum is ...

The Nation's First Native American Owned Gallery Focused Solely on Native Contemporary Artists to Open This Winter

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

K Art will debut at the end of 2020 in the heart of Buffalo’s Allentown historical district, near Seneca ­Nation of Indians Territory  New York State’s second largest city will receive unique added depth and energy to its social, economic and cultural profile at the end of 2020 with the ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Preview 'Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020' at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2020

Cut, folded, torn, glued, burned or embossed, paper becomes a transformational art medium in Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020, on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) from October 8, 2020 through January 18, 2021. Presenting the work of 22 emerging and underrepresented ...

Virginia Jaramillo's Curvilinear Paintings a Highlight of the Menil's Fall Reopening

ArtfixDaily / September 7th, 2020

The Menil Collection will reopen its main building and the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston on Saturday, September 12. In the main building galleries, visitors will be greeted with a fresh installation of works by John Chamberlain, Mary Corse, Dan Flavin, Barkley Hendricks, Leslie Hewitt, ...

Chrysler Museum's Exhibition 'Come Together, Right Now' Focuses on Timely Themes

ArtfixDaily / September 2nd, 2020

This fall, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, encourages everyone to consider the bonds between us with Come Together, Right Now: The Art of Gathering.  On view Oct. 11, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021 at the museum and in outdoor locations in Norfolk, the exhibition will feature more than ...

Preview '2020 Vision' Highlights As the Baltimore Museum of Art Readies to Reopen in September

ArtfixDaily / August 27th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it will begin a phased reopening on September 16, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by September 30, 2020. For visitor hours, guidelines and updates, visit the museum website. Upon ...

UK's Dyson Family to Open Art Gallery Showcasing Their Stellar Collection

Wallpaper / August 26th, 2020

The UK's bagless vacuum cleaner inventor and billionaire James Dyson, and his wife Deirdre, are planning to open an art gallery at their historic property in the Cotswolds. The new space will feature the Dyson's major collection of modern and contemporary artworks by the likes of David Hockney, ...

Whitney Museum Cancels Exhibition After Criticism Mounts Online

Vulture / August 26th, 2020

The Whitney Museum of American Art canceled the upcoming exhibition “Collective Actions: Artist Interventions in a Time of Change” after protests over the mode of acquisition of works to be shown. Scheduled to open on Sept. 17, the exhibit was to showcase prints, photographs, posters, and ...

In T Magazine: 'America’s Monuments, Reimagined for a More Just Future'

New York Times / August 24th, 2020

With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, for its forthcoming Fall Women’s Fashion issue, the New York Times Style Magazine T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning:  “...T asked five artists, including ...

Mick Jagger Plays a Diabolical Art Dealer in Thriller 'The Burnt Orange Heresy'

New York Times / August 23rd, 2020

With the lovely mist of Lake Como as a backdrop comes a film drama that weaves together an unsettling tale involving an art dealer, critic, traveler and artist with less than transparent motives.  Set in Northern Italy, the 2020 film The Burnt Orange Heresy has rock icon Mick Jagger ...

A Traveling Retrospective, Online Content and Rich Publication Will Mark 100th Birthday of Artist Wayne Thiebaud—And Yes, There Will Be Cake (Paintings)

ArtfixDaily / August 20th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will present Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

New Work by 100 Women Artists For Centennial of 19th Amendment Launches in Digital Portal

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

Park Avenue Armory in New York has launched its interactive digital portal that allows audiences to explore new commissions by 100 women artists and cultural creators, including Carrie Mae Weems, Toshi Reagon, Renee Cox, Staceyann Chin, Zoë Buckman, and more. Unveiled on August 18—the date of the ...

Begun as a WPA Art Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Marks 75 Years With Nearly 300 New Acquisitions and 3 Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) celebrates its 75th anniversary year with an exciting slate of exhibitions including “Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography,” “Beaux Arts at 75” and “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies.” In honor of ...

From Shepard Fairey to the Late Luchita Hurtado, Leading Artists Designed Bandanas For a Cause in This eBay Fundraiser

eBay / August 18th, 2020

Top artists have collaborated with eBay's charity arm to offer an array of striking bandanas in support of nonprofit organizations working to increase voter turnout in the upcoming U.S. elections. The fundraiser, "Artists Band Together," benefits efforts in nonpartisan voter registration and ...

Larry Gagosian Leases LA's Marciano Art Foundation Building

Variety / August 17th, 2020

International art dealer Larry Gagosian will occupy part of the now defunct Marciano Art Foundation building in Los Angeles, reports Variety. The gallerist will take 13,000-square-feet for programming in the first-floor Grand Theater Gallery beginning in January of 2021. Designed by artist ...

Ahead: ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of August 9; The Pollinator Pavilion Opens at Thomas Cole Site

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will be closed next week and will resume on August 17. This Friday, August 7, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, unveils The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion and Dana ...

New Commissions by 100 Women Marking Centennial of 19th Amendment Debut Online August 18

ArtfixDaily / August 4th, 2020

100 Women Artists and Cultural Creators Respond to Centennial of the 19th Amendment and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in America in the Context of COVID and Black Lives Matter On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner ...