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Preview an Exhibition on the Influential California Cool Designs of Edith Heath

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

“only the artist-potter, who puts respect for humane values above mechanical marvels, will be able to harness the machine to do Man’s highest esthetic biddings.”- Edith Heath This summer, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) planned to explore the legacy of Edith Heath, one of the ...

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for the United Nations (UN) 75​th​ anniversary and are inviting people to ​Voice Our Future ​through an unprecedented, extended reality experience premiering on June 26th for UN Charter ...

2 Museum Exhibitions Offer an In-Depth Look at the Influential Textile Art of Anni Albers

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

Two of Connecticut’s most prestigious museums, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) and The Glass House, have digital offerings based on their respective Anni Albers exhibitions. Known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings, and designs, Anni Albers (1899‐1994) is ...

Seeking Rainbows and More: Damien Hirst Offers a Free Download While the V&A Calls For Homemade Signs from Pandemic Times

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2020

In April, British artist Damien Hirst released his own version of a rainbow image that children across the U.K. have employed to show support for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. His work, Butterfly Rainbow, can be downloaded from his website for anyone to display in their window as an ...

Illustrator's Tribute to George Floyd Touches Millions

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2020

Illustrator Shirien Damra posted a memorial image dedicated to George Floyd on Instagram last week shortly after his killing by police in Minneapolis. Her "Justice for George" received over three million likes not long after she posted it, and was widely shared.      A daughter ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Is First Major US Art Institution to Reopen

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2020

Over the weekend, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was among the first major art museums in the U.S. to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. New protocols for visitors are in place, from the required wearing of masks and temperature testing, to timed tickets for entry and social distancing of ...

HOTA, Home of the Arts Open Call for 20 Australia Gold Coast Artists to be Presented in a New $40M Gallery

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

HOTA, Home of the Arts has announced a commissioning opportunity for 20 Australian artists to be presented in a major exhibition in its new Gallery opening in 2021. In early 2021, HOTA in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, will open the City’s new AUD$60.5M (approx. USD$40M) Gallery. ...

Spend 11 Minutes at the Eames House With This 1955 Short Film Made by the Designer Couple

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2020

A landmark of mid-century modernist architecture, the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles is not open to visitors right now, but can be toured anytime with a short film made by the homeowners themselves—designers Ray and Charles Eames. Eames House, also called Case Study ...

LA Times Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Pulitzer Prize

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

For his analysis of Los Angeles County Museum of Art's redesign plans, Los Angeles Times’s art critic Christopher Knight has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.  Few awards have gone to art critics in the past 50 years of journalism's top prize, which honored New York's Jerry Saltz ...

5 Beautiful and Practical Artisan-Made Gifts from Museum Shops for Mother's Day

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2020

{{image}} In a win-win shopping effort, support non-profit museums and artists today while delighting mom with an artful, purposeful purchase. Museum shops are offering plenty of home wares, puzzles, books, clothing, home office supplies and more options for Mother's Day online ...

Go On a Virtual Tour of Thomas Jayne's Soho Loft on House Beautiful's Live Instagram, Tuesday, April 14

ArtfixDaily / April 8th, 2020

House Beautiful has been developing a creative mix of live events for its Instagram feed focused around conversations, tips and tours with top designers across the country. Thomas Jayne is on the schedule for Tuesday April 14th (time to be set) when he will take over ...

Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

A Sotheby’s auction last week brought a total of $4 million, the highest-ever result for an online sale of 20th century design. The sale, which was moved from live to online, pushed past its high estimate by more than 25 percent. Highlights included a “Moorish” Twisted Wire Chandelier created ...

Watch Hundreds of Artists Tell Their Inspiring Stories, Craft in America Is Streaming Free

ArtfixDaily / March 19th, 2020

Craft in America is streaming more than a decade of its Peabody Award-winning video content and hundreds of artist stories that delight, inspire, entertain, and uplift through these challenging times. While we're at home looking for outlets for ourselves, our kids, and our families, Craft in ...

Make a Virtual Visit to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Immerse Yourself in One of Denver’s Best Kept Secrets

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2020

While originally intended to give prospective visitors a glimpse of what surprises await, Kirkland Museum’s 360 Degree Virtual Tour also serves as a substitute for an in-person visit while the museum in Denver is closed temporarily.  The self-navigated tour allows viewers to virtually enter ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

After the Cooper Hewitt Director's Ouster, Her Account Emerges

New York Times / February 24th, 2020

Seven trustees of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York have resigned following the ousting of director Caroline Baumann just over two weeks ago. Baumann, who oversaw a $91 million renovation of the museum's Carnegie Mansion building, resigned on Feb. 7 after heading ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...