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British Artists Ackroyd & Harvey Plant 100 Oak Trees Outside Tate Modern

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

In advance of the Tate Modern galleries' reopening (planned for May 17) in London, Beuys’ Acorns is a fresh installation representing ideas of regeneration, and is free for visitors to see outside the museum.  The installation of 100 oak saplings opened May 4 on the terrace outside Tate ...

Birding Is Ultra Popular During the Pandemic; This Exhibition Offers An Eyeful of 'Rare and Wonderous' Feathered Friends

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is now showing Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, through July 25, 2021. The exhibition, curated by TMA’s Head of Interpretive Projects and Managing Editor Paula Reich, showcases the museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume series ...

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 ...

Art Heals: A Museum In Italy Becomes COVID-19 Vaccine Site Enveloped In Claudia Comte's Site-Specific Audiovisual Work

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2021

From April 29, 2021, a Covid-19 vaccine center will be set up at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli, on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Vaccinations will be administered in the galleries of a Claudia Comte exhibition where visitors will be ensconced in a specially-created ...

Samsung Founding Family To Donate Massive Art Collection As $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax Looms

AP / April 28th, 2021

South Korea's Samsung founding family will donate tens of thousands of artworks and gift hundreds of millions of dollars to medical research to help pay an estimated 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in taxes related to inheritance, following the death of chairman Lee Kun-Hee last year, according ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Dallas Museum of Art and Van Gogh Museum Co-Organize First Exhibition Dedicated to Van Gogh’s Olive Grove Series

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2021

In 2021 and 2022 the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) host the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, executed during his yearlong stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Co-organized by the two institutions, ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Schwenke Auctioneers April 25th Spring Sale Features Paul McCartney’s Gold Record Award

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Sale Comprises Estate Jewelry & Watches, Cameras, Folk Art, Americana, Political Ephemera, Fine Art & Outsider Art, Books & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, April 25th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Spring Fine Estates Auction comprising over 600 lots of estate property including ...

The Imaginative Sculptures of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne Showcased In Summer Exhibition at The Clark

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, May 8–October 31, 2021, at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It has been more than forty years since an American art museum has mounted a presentation of the work of sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, and the ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

Dutch Police Nab Suspect in Van Gogh, Hals Art Thefts

CNN / April 6th, 2021

Police in the Netherlands said Tuesday that a 58-year-old man from Baarn was arrested at his home on suspicion of stealing two paintings from art museums. The works by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals have not been recovered. Van Gogh's “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,″ was ...

'This Is a Robbery': Netflix Releases New Docuseries On The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

wbur / April 5th, 2021

"...the Gardner heist story finds people unwittingly rooting for criminals, or art, or perhaps both." - wbur "...it could be that a bombshell is forthcoming." - Daily Beast An unsolved mystery for over 30 years, the brazen art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still baffles ...

Getty Museum Acquires Recently Rediscovered Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of a major work by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c.1654), the most celebrated woman painter of 17th-century Italy. Recently rediscovered after having been in private collections for centuries, the painting represents the artist at the height ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

France's Only Klimt Painting Will Be Returned to Nazi-Persecuted Owner's Heirs

New York Times / March 16th, 2021

A landscape painting by Gustav Klimt will be restituted more than 80 years after the Nazis looted the work from a Jewish family in Austria. Klimt's "Rosebushes Under the Trees," an oil dating to 1905, has been displayed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris for decades. The provenance for the ...

U.S. Museum Debut of 'Calder Picasso' Now On View at the de Young

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are presenting the U.S. debut of Calder-Picasso at the de Young museum, now through May 23, 2021. Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, it is the first major museum exhibition to explore the artistic ...

Get A Sneak Peek Of The Frick Collection Newly Installed At The Breuer Building

ArtfixDaily / March 4th, 2021

The Frick Reframed: The Frick Collection Presents Highlights Reconsidered at Frick Madison A temporary move during The Frick's renovation posits the collection in an iconic modernist building  On Thursday, March 18, 2021, The Frick Collection launches Frick Madison, the long-awaited ...

Angelina Jolie's Winston Churchill Painting Fetches $11.5 Million

New York Times / March 3rd, 2021

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, an amateur artist, gifted a landscape painting to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 that sold for a record price for his work at Christie's on Monday.  The Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque brought 8.3 million pounds, or ...

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, museum founder Duncan Phillips wrote in A Collection in the Making, “Art offers two great gifts of emotion—the emotion of recognition ...