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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 ...

Here's a Glimpse of 'Making Paradise,' a Major New Exhibition that Explores the Concept of Eden Through Islamic Garden Design

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2021

The Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London this spring presents Making Paradise, a major new exhibition that explores the concept of Eden through Islamic garden design. Realized in collaboration with all three institutions at the Aga Khan Centre, the show (from April 29 to Sept. 30, 2021) brings ...

(Updated) Picasso, Rembrandt, Rothko...Beeple? Christie's Market Test For Digital NFT Artwork Brings In Record-Smashing $69.3 Million

Forbes / March 10th, 2021

Picasso and other masters regularly fetch tens of millions at auction. A purely digital NFT artwork by Beeple just headed into that price stratosphere. The final bid of $69.3 million is the third highest price for a living artist at auction, a new world record for any work of digital art, the ...

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world to search, explore and discover over 1.2m objects from the museum’s collections. This new online experience forms a key part of the V&A’s goal to revolutionize access to ...

From Winning Face Masks to Tea Time and a Tokyo Hotel Room, Artist Takashi Murakami Branches Out in Design

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Takashi Murakami's production studio Kaikai Kiki has long collaborated with brands from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo, and the uber-popular Japanese artist's latest projects span from $70 face masks to a gallery-like hotel room experience for about $4,300. A Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel room is ...

Aspen Snowmass Adds Fun To Its Latest Art Activations With On-Site Installations

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

Aspen Snowmass and FriendsWithYou (FWY), launched a lift ticket art collaboration November 2020. What started as uplifting, fine art images on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets is now an immersive world of interactive art and wonder across Aspen Snowmass’ mountains. Installations include “Little Cloud” ...

A Judy Chicago Art-Inspired Dior Bag Gains Visibility From Megan Thee Stallion

ArtfixDaily / February 1st, 2021

A Lady Dior Art Bag (limited edition handbag retails for $8,500), made in a collaboration with artist Judy Chicago, is making a statement on the arm of Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper posted her Dior look to social media on January 31, showcasing a rainbow outfit to echo the brightly iridescent ...

Pink Seesaw Installation on the US-Mexico Border Wall Wins Design of the Year Award

Guardian / January 19th, 2021

Pink seesaws installed at the US-Mexico border won a 2020 Design of the Year Award, in the annual recognition sponsored by Beazley and the Design Museum (UK). The Teeter-Totter Wall aimed to bring people together with a playful and meaningful bridge between sides on the border of El Paso, Texas, ...

Wharton Esherick Museum Receives a Surprise Gift of $10 Million

Inquirer / December 13th, 2020

The Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, Penn., received an unexpected endowment gift of $10 million. The museum made the public announcement on Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The news of the gift was shared earlier with the museum's co-founder shortly before he passed away this ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Sets Auction Records for Historic Works by Chicago Artists and Makers

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has often found considerable success selling art and design of historic importance by Chicago artists and makers or those with local ties. In its Tradition & Innovation sale on Thursday, December 3, in which just 65 lots combined to realize $1.24 ...

Craft in America Awarded $100,000 Inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation by the Decorative Arts Trust

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2020

As part of the Decorative Arts Trust's dedication to nurturing academic and educational programs, Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow announced Craft in America as the recipient of the inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation in a special presentation last evening. Established in 2020, the ...

ARTFIXdaily's Holiday Gift Guide 2020

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Find a selection of holiday gift ideas here, for your favorite people or to enhance your own collection, from upcoming auction sales, museum stores and gallery selections. {{image}} Color As The "Strongest Joy" New York-based Berry Campbell Gallery is participating in the 31st edition of ...

Human Evaluators Fooled By Princeton Student's AI Generated Chinese Paintings

Synched / December 1st, 2020

A college student's thesis work has made strides in machine-original art generation — at least in artistic styles that emphasize edge definition. The student created a data set of over 2,000 traditional Chinese landscape paintings from museum collections to train the model.  Synched ...

Take a Virtual Tour of Philip Johnson's The Glass House in Connecticut

The Glass House / December 1st, 2020

The Glass House has launched Texture + Transparency, a series of six free virtual tours that offer an exploration of the Connecticut landmark, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Philip Johnson-designed property (now closed for the winter) in New Canaan, Conn., comprises ...

What Does a Billion-Dollar Government Investment in the Arts Look Like? Sneak Peek Melbourne's Reimagined Arts Precinct

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2020

Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will build a new gallery to present Australian and international contemporary art, design and architecture. When complete, at over 30,000 sqm (320,000 sq ft), NGV Contemporary will be the country’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and ...

'¡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 ...