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For a Colorful Lift, Glimpse Chagall's America Windows

ArtfixDaily / July 5th, 2020

When the U.S. offered a safe harbor for refugees during World War II, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the renowned Russian-born artist who lived in France, was among the fortunate to escape the Nazis for America. He remained in the U.S. to 1947. "I lived here in America during the inhuman war in ...

New York City Scenes Form Major Gift of 130 Artworks to New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

The New-York Historical Society has announced an extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. The couple’s “Scenes of New York City” collection comprises 130 artworks dating from the mid-19th through the 21st-centuries, including works by Isabel ...

Experience Nature with British Artist-Explorer Tony Foster Through Video Tours of His Journeys

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

Take an inspiring virtual trip with guided tours of The Foster, the Palo Alto, California, collection comprising the extraordinarily-detailed watercolor work of artist-explorer Tony Foster. In each tour, the artist himself guides viewers through The Foster galleries as he explains his art-making ...

The Natural World of Giovanna Garzoni Brings the Pitti Palace Back to Life

ArtfixDaily / May 28th, 2020

100 works of art, in the first major exhibition devoted to this Baroque artist and friend of Artemisia Gentileschi, bring the Florentine grand ducal palace back to life after lockdown. Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt notes, “Garzoni's art marks the rebirth of the Grand Dukes' palace after a long ...

From Paul Revere to Jacob Lawrence, Artist Soldiers Are Recognized in Georgia Museum of Art's Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2020

Every summer, the Georgia Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a ...

Take a Stroll in Miami's Bayfront Vizcaya Gardens

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

In Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ beautiful bayfront gardens are now open and tickets can be reserved online. With 10 acres of outdoor gardens, Vizcaya offers the community ample space to maintain social distance with a low-density experience. For those who are not local, go online to ...

40 Million People Soak In #MuseumSunshine With a Two Week Pattern of Warm Artworks

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

On April 21, the New-York Historical Society and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., partnered "to brighten social media feeds" by sharing sunny artworks with people during the dark days of coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Within just over a week, some 3,000 users ...

View the Entire $100 Million Gift of Artworks to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in March received a gift and promised gift of more than 100 Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern European and American paintings, drawings, and prints; Chinese and Japanese ceramics; and other works of art from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. ...

Step Inside the Smithsonian Exhibition Revealing One Prussian Explorer’s Profound Impact on American Identity

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture is the first exhibition to examine Humboldt’s impact on five spheres of American cultural development: the visual arts, sciences, literature, politics and exploration, between 1804 and 1903. The exhibition was installed at the ...

Antiques Dealers' Association Online Show a Success Driven By New Client Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2020

The eighth edition of the Antiques Dealers' Association (ADA) online show was a resounding success. Before opening on April 24th, 200 visitors were already in the website's 'waiting room,' and another 200 visitors arrived within the first two minutes of being live. All were eager to shop more ...

Major Monet Exhibition Will Reopen in Germany with New Protective Measures for Museum Visitors

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2020

Following guidelines set by the Brandenburg Museum Association, Museum Barberini in Potsdam will reopen on May 6, after two months of temporary closure due to COVID-19 precautions in Germany. Pre-booked tickets for the museum's Monet exhibition remain valid, and tickets will be available online, ...

Join Degas at the Opéra With This Virtual Tour of the National Gallery Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2020

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is celebrated as the premier painter of dancers, a subject that dominated his art for nearly four decades. Degas's renowned images of the Paris Opéra are among the most sophisticated and visually compelling works he created. Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Paris ...

Pets Rule in People's Epic Artwork Recreations During Lockdown

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2020

Quarantined people are enlisting their pets in the still-trending social media challenge to recreate art masterpeices with everyday objects (and household members) at home. As the weeks are drawing into months of stay-at-home orders, people are finding plenty of ways to stage their animal ...

Take a Ten-Minute Forest Bath on Earth Day With These Artworks From the NGA's 'True to Nature' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 21st, 2020

While April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations, artists over centuries have trekked outdoors to create landscape sketches that capture the magnificence of nature and offer an enduring homage to Earth's beauty. An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early ...

Figge Art Museum Wants You to Recreate Its Art in 'Getting Figge With It' Challenge

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2020

In the wake of the very popular Getty Challenge that invited people to post artwork re-creations on social media, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, has launched the “Getting Figge With It” challenge. Like the Getty's challenge, which was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and ...

Relax With Over 16,000 Great Artworks Online from the Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / April 15th, 2020

The Yale Center for British Art has announced their latest contribution of collections data and images to Google Arts & Culture, which allows the public to explore collections from around the world. The publication of 16,392 works through Google’s online platform represents an increase of ...

Dr. John Driscoll, Renowned American Art Specialist, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 14th, 2020

Dr. John Driscoll, owner of Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York, passed away from COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, 2020. The gallery has provided this obituary written by Glenn Adamson: A giant has passed from the art world – a world that he loved so well, with an intensity and integrity rare ...

Revel in Fabulous Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

ArtfixDaily / April 9th, 2020

Easter eggs are among the most fabled and intricately-crafted treasures from the firm of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), the legendary jeweler to the court of Russia. Fabergé’s extraordinary Imperial Eggs with hidden surprises inside were commissioned as Easter gifts from the last two Tsars for ...

Museum Survey Details Impact of Closures and Results of Digital Initiatives

NEMO survey / April 7th, 2020

A new survey released by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) looks at data from museums in Europe and worldwide detailing current impacts of the coronavirus crisis. With most museums now closed, the survey aims to assess issues being faced and paths forward for arts ...

Get Transported to the Salvador Dali Museums in Spain With A Virtual Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

"A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history."  - Salvador Dalí A virtual tour of the Dalí Museums, currently closed for the public health emergency, ...