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Exhibitions on Mid-Century Abstraction and Modernist Design at Black Mountain College to Open at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / October 20th, 2021

The Asheville Art Museum is planning two new companion exhibitions highlighting artworks from its collection. Gestures: Mid-Century Abstraction from the Collection explores works in a variety of media that speak to the vibrant abstract experiments in American art making during the middle of ...

MFA Boston Reframes the American Experience in 'Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories'

ArtfixDaily / October 17th, 2021

Quilts are a democratic art. They provide a window into the lives of the many people who have made and used textiles, across geographic, political, social and economic contexts. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from October 10, 2021 through January 17, 2022, Fabric of a Nation: ...

$100 Million Redesign of 1.3 Mile Section of L.A.'s Crenshaw Boulevard to Feature Major New Works by 100 Black Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2021

Destination Crenshaw, the $100 million public-private initiative to redesign 1.3 miles of Crenshaw Boulevard as an economically thriving business and cultural corridor for Black L.A., took a major step forward on Thursday, as the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission approved plans for the ...

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public Next Week

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

An experience of the arts, sciences, artists, and social impact of moviemaking, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021, following a dedication ceremony. Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the ...

Historical Objects Combine With Artists' Contemporary Responses In 'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a new exhibition about the tragic events and lasting legacy of the 1692 witch trials. The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming dives into the circumstances that fueled the crisis while recognizing the individuals who rose to ...

Modern Chair Exhibition Kicks Off Reopening of Architecture and Design Center at Palm Springs Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

Palm Springs Art Museum has announced that a new exhibition, The Modern Chair, will focus on the growth of modern chair design through a display of more than 50 works. The exhibition will open on Sept. 9, 2021, which will also mark the reopening of the museum’s Architecture and Design Center, ...

Works From Eames to Judy Chicago Join Iconic Fashion Designs in 'Christian Dior' Traveling Blockbuster at Brooklyn Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior and features unique pieces drawn primarily from the Dior archives. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams explores the more than seventy-year history of the ...

Art Nouveau Visionary: Alphonse Mucha Loan Exhibition Arrives in the U.S. This Fall

ArtfixDaily / August 31st, 2021

The special exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23, 2021, at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will include events, lectures, tours, and more online and at the museum. Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at ...

Designed to Inspire: The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Debuts September 7

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

The highly-anticipated Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Founded and funded by local businessman, philanthropist, and collector Rudy Ciccarello, the museum is the first in the world ...

The Humboldt Forum Opens In Berlin

ArtfixDaily / July 19th, 2021

The Humboldt Forum, the largest cultural development in Europe and the most ambitious in Germany this century, will open its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday July 20, 2021, with free admission for the first 100 days to the inaugural exhibitions. From the Palace Cellar to the ...

Exhibition Exploring How French Art and Design Inspired Walt Disney Films Will Open at The Met in December

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will be the first-ever exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. Opening December 10, it will draw new parallels between the magical creations of ...

Crystal Bridges 2022 Exhibitions Will Explore Fashion, Architecture and Black Culture in the South

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2022 temporary exhibition schedule which includes the museum’s first fashion exhibition, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour, its first architecture exhibition, Architecture at Home, and The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and ...

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: ...

'Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary' To Include Rarely Seen Works From the Artist's Family

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, including Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23, 2021, and on view through January 23, 2022.  Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most influential and celebrated artists in ...

Rago Design Auctions Bring In $10 Million With A World Record Smashed For Tiffany

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2021

With a total of $10 million, more than double the high estimate, and a 89% sell-through rate, Rago’s Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design auctions illustrate the continued strength of the design market. The highlight of the two-day auction event was the record sale of an important ...

Planned 50% Funding Cuts to Arts Education In UK Sparks Protests

Guardian / May 10th, 2021

A planned 50% funding cut to arts subjects at universities in the U.K. has been met with fierce resistance. The UK's Office for Students (OfS) and the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, rolled out a plan that reduces spending for “high cost” higher education arts subjects in England from ...

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, ...

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 ...

Underexamined, Women-Led Pattern and Decoration Movement Explored In Expansive Exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

This June, the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, will present With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, the first full-scale scholarly North American survey of the groundbreaking yet understudied Pattern and Decoration art movement, originally on view at The ...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion Designed by Safdie Architects

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome ...