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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 ...

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 ...