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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Madame Rêve Hotel Opens in Louvre Post Office Building This October

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

Dreaming of a future visit to the City of Light? A new 5-star hotel some eight years in the making is poised to open in the historic Louvre post office building later this month. Well-positioned in Paris' 1st arrondissement—a right bank hub of cafes, luxury shopping and world-class ...

Showcasing Varied Works From Mysterious 'Noirs' to Vibrant Pastels, 'Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon' Exhibition Debuts at Cleveland Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

Odilon Redon (1840–1916) was known as “the prince of mysterious dreams” for creating paintings, drawings and prints that blend fantasy, literature and the subconscious. Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon celebrates the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) exceptional holdings of works by Redon, ...

In Exchange for 'The Blue Boy,' A Perennially-Popular Masterpiece From the Age of Enlightenment Will Be Loaned to The Huntington

ArtfixDaily / September 23rd, 2021

One of the great masterpieces from the Age of Enlightenment, Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) will be shown at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California, from Feb. 12 through May 23, 2022, in an ...

Fondation Beyeler Exhibition Explores Shifts in Portraiture With Works by These 9 Women Artists

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

“CLOSE-UP” brings together nine women artists whose work shares a focus on the depiction of the human figure in the form of portraits and self-portraits, and who occupy prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day. The exhibition, on view now through January 2 ...

Dallas Museum of Art Presents 'Point, Line, Plane' Honoring Gift of Works on Paper

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2021

Opening September 26 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), a new exhibition honors a remarkable gift from the estate of distinguished scholar William B. Jordan and his husband, Robert Dean Brownlee. Celebrating the establishment of the Museum’s Works on Paper Department, Point, Line, Plane: The ...

Frist Art Museum Organizes First Major Exhibition in the U.S. Devoted to Medieval Art in Bologna

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita ...

Last Weeks to Catch Sublime Views in 'Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway' at The Clark; Catalogue Available

ArtfixDaily / September 1st, 2021

The Clark Art Institute is presenting the first North American museum exhibition focused on the Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928), who deftly wove tradition and innovation into his artistic production. Astrup is considered one of Norway’s most important artists, yet he is largely ...

New Exhibition Explores Impressionism in Russia

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

A current exhibition at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, is dedicated to the reception of French painting in Russia, a subject that has received little attention to date. With over eighty works, the show (August 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022) demonstrates the extent of their international ...

Amon Carter Acquires More Than 240 Works from Collection of Finis Welch

ArtfixDaily / August 11th, 2021

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) has announced the acquisition of more than 240 photographs and works on paper that significantly expand the Museum's renowned photography and works on paper holdings. A bequest from the estate of Texas economist, entrepreneur, and collector ...

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

In 1889, a small group of avant-garde artists in Paris formed a brotherhood to promote a radical new direction in art. Adopting the name Nabis—Hebrew for “prophets”—they shifted away from the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the fleeting effects of nature, and instead aimed to depict ...

5 Highlights Coming Up at TEFAF Online This September

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at the second iteration of TEFAF Online, running September 9-13, 2021 with an invitation-only preview on September 8, 2021. This “First Look” provides a glimpse into the quality, breadth and depth ...

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 ...

Marine Arts Collection From Ratcliffe Estate & Multiple Other Estates At Schwenke Auctioneers July 10th Auction

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2021

675 Lots Include Over Sixty-Five Marine Paintings, Many Lots of Fine Art, Outsider Art, Antique Firearms, Dolls, Decoys & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Saturday, July 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will offer 675 lots of estate property including the marine and nautical artifact collection from the ...