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Created As a Private Catharsis, The Pictures of Boris Lurie Tell a Story of Survival in New Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / October 24th, 2021

Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is on view now at the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. This is a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th century artist and Holocaust survivor and the Museum’s first contemporary art show. The exhibition is centered around ...

Norway's Massive Munch Museum Finally Opens to the Public

ArtfixDaily / October 21st, 2021

A decade in the making, a museum dedicated to one of Norway's most famous artists debuts this week. Oslo's new waterfront Munch museum—rebranded as MUNCH—is among the world's largest museums devoted to a single artist. MUNCH opens to the public on October 22, with tickets available from ...

Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey

ArtfixDaily / October 21st, 2021

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds, Washington, now presents the first solo exhibition of the work of Kenjiro Nomura (1896-1956) in over sixty years along with an accompanying publication. Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s Journey features the Japanese American artist’s work ...

Immersive Exhibition of Jeffrey Gibson Works Opens at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

ArtfixDaily / October 20th, 2021

Outside Boston, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has opened the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: INFINITE INDIGENOUS QUEER LOVE, on view through March 12, 2022. This exhibition concerns the intersections of four powerful words—INFINITE INDIGENOUS QUEER LOVE. The two outer terms suggest boundless ...

Innovating From Antiquities, Rubens Masterfully Took Inspiration From a Wealth of Sources

ArtfixDaily / October 20th, 2021

Paintings and drawings by Rubens reunite with antiquities that inspired them The Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens’s (1577-1640) passion for the classical past shaped his personal values and provided him with powerful artistic inspiration. Rubens: Picturing Antiquity at the Getty Villa Museum ...

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 ...

5 Reasons Visitors Can't Stay Away From the Museum Café

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2021

After some 18 months of pandemic-related closures, many museum cafés are back to serving meals and sweet treats, in-house or grab-and-go. For visitors trudging through art galleries, the end game can be a rewarding slice of cake or relaxing lunch. Here are five museum café items that visitors map ...

'Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies' Exhibition Travels to Massachusetts

ArtfixDaily / October 19th, 2021

The growth of two of New England’s oldest and most revered summer art colonies will be the subject of a special exhibition, Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies, opening Oct. 30, 2021 at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Mass. The show features works by ...

From Part of Her Pink Granite Sarcophagus to a Pair of Everyday Sandals, Get a Glimpse of Queen Nefertari's Egypt

ArtfixDaily / October 17th, 2021

An exhibition now in Oregon explores the world of Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Drawn from the world-renowned Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, Queen Nefertari’s Egypt immerses visitors in the magnificent palaces and tombs of ancient Egypt, including Queen Nefertari’s ...

The Ahmanson Foundation and The Huntington Form Major Art Acquisitions Partnership; Thomas Cole Masterwork Is First Purchase

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2021

In an agreement destined to have transformative results, The Ahmanson Foundation, based in Los Angeles County, and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California, have formed a major art acquisitions partnership that provides significant funding to The ...

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: ...

Vienna's Museums Post Nude Artworks on OnlyFans

CNN / October 17th, 2021

Vienna's tourism board is turning to adults-only platform and website OnlyFans to post museum artwork that is deemed "explicit." The move, reports CNN, is a work-around to social media censorship of art that at times flags images of nude figures or even suspends museum accounts due to art content ...

Skies Fill With Crowd-Pleasing Smoke in San Francisco, Thanks to Artist Judy Chicago

Mercury News / October 17th, 2021

In conjunction with Judy Chicago's popular retrospective (through January 9, 2022) at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the pioneering feminist artist launched a spectacular smoky rainbow display over Golden Gate Park on Saturday. Forever de Young, Chicago's complex, multicolored ...

Banksy's Shredded Painting Sells for Artist Record of $25.4 Million

NPR / October 14th, 2021

A Banksy painting that partially self-destructed on the auction block three years ago has sold again, for a record £18.5 million ($25.4 million). "Love is in the Bin," formerly titled "Girl with the Balloon," sold at Sotheby's Contemporary Art evening sale in London on Thursday to an ...

$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 ...

Major Exhibition of Romare Bearden Abstract Works Begins Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2021

Romare Bearden: Abstraction, an important traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, is comprised of approximately 55 works by the ground-breaking African American artist. Romare Bearden: Abstraction presents the ...

First Major U.S. Exhibition of Holbein the Younger Brings 16th Century In-Crowd to L.A. and N.Y.

ArtfixDaily / October 13th, 2021

In the early 1500s, if you wanted to impress people with your good looks and accomplishments, a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger was a sure way to astonish them. In early 16th-century Basel, Switzerland, and Tudor England, Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98–1543) created captivating ...

80 Kandinsky Works Ascend Through His Career in Exhibition at Guggenheim

ArtfixDaily / October 13th, 2021

On view now through September 5, 2022, New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle. Drawing from the Guggenheim’s exceptional collection of works by Kandinsky, the exhibition features approximately eighty paintings, watercolors, and woodcuts, as well ...

Global Perspectives on Surrealism Explored in Groundbreaking Exhibition at The Met

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but understanding of the movement has come primarily through a Western European orientation. The major exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism beyond boundaries of geography and ...

Man Ray: The Paris Years

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' upcoming exhibition, Man Ray: The Paris Years, will be on view in Richmond from October 30, 2021, through February 21, 2022. Organized by Dr. Michael Taylor, VMFA’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, the exhibition includes more than ...