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Schwenke Thirteenth Anniversary Auction Features Multiple Estates, Over 700 Unreserved Lots Selling Sunday, May 22nd

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

On Sunday, May 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will auction a diverse group of over 700 lots consigned from 49 separate estates and consignors from Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The auction includes over 100 lots of Asian decorative ...

'This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World' Examines the State of Contemporary Craft in America Today

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and ...

Museum Leaders Condemn Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

Curators and museum leaders are speaking out against the cultural consequences of Russia's violent attack on Ukraine. One known casualty has been the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum, northwest of Kyiv, which Russian forces burned down, along with around 25 works by famed Ukrainian ...

New-York Historical Society Exhibition Explores Handmade Black Dolls Through the Lens of Race, Gender, and History

ArtfixDaily / February 3rd, 2022

The New-York Historical Society presents a landmark exhibition that explores handmade Black dolls through the lens of race, gender, and history. On view February 25 – June 5, 2022, Black Dolls immerses visitors in the world of dolls, doll play, and doll making while examining the ...

Skinner’s Americana Sale to Feature a California-Based Collection of Rustic Furniture, Folk Art and Cast Iron Farmware

ArtfixDaily / January 27th, 2022

“Colorfully Cast” features the eclectic collection of a couple’s lifelong interests in Americana, including a significant array of weathervanes and windmill weights. MARLBOROUGH, MA – Skinner Auctioneers will host an online auction of Americana from January 31 at 12 p.m. through ...

Broad Range of Contemporary & Antique Items In Schwenke Auctioneers December 12th Holiday Fine Estates Auction

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2021

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, December 12th Schwenke Auctioneers offers over 485 lots of estate fine and decorative arts sourced from multiple estates and collections in the tri-state area. The 11:00 am online sale will be broadcast live on Invaluable and Live Auctioneers. Absentee and phone bidding ...

At The Huntington, 2021 Served as a Banner Year for American Art Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / November 4th, 2021

In 2021, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens acquired more than 50 important works of art by a wide range of artists from North America. The acquisitions contribute to a more expansive story of American art, adding hemispheric and global perspectives and diversity 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: ...

Recent Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey Go On View At Ohr-O'Keefe Museum and Crystal Bridges

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2021

Highlights from an important private collection are now shown in separate exhibitions at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The works on view include loans and numerous transformative gifts to the respective museums from advocate, scholar and collector ...

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 ...

ARTFIXdaily Will Return June 1

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will resume on June 1 following a break. Check the ArtWire section for the latest news from our ArtGuild members. In June, look for ARTFIXdaily's coverage of summer auctions, exhibitions and even in-person art fairs. Coming up on the East Coast, the Spring ...

'Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today' Special Exhibition Kicks Off a Revolutionary Summer

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2021

More than 40 American Flags Displayed with a Rare Printing of the U.S. Constitution and other Historic Documents Will Showcase the Nation’s Evolution at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution From one of the earliest known 13-star flags to a black-and-white-striped 23-star ...

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of 50 Artworks From Collector Gordon W. Bailey

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi has received a major donation of 50 artworks by Los Angeles-based, advocate and collector Gordon W. Bailey. The transformative gift features African American artists Leroy Almon, David Butler, Richard Dial, Thornton Dial, Minnie Evans, Roy ...

Takashi Murakami Guest Curates 'Super-Rough' With Outsider Art Fair Dealers in New York

ArtfixDaily / May 12th, 2021

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will guest curate Super-Rough, a large-scale group exhibition of close to two hundred sculptural works by approximately 50-60 self-taught, visionary and vernacular folk artists from around the world. Overseen by Murakami, in collaboration with several dozen ...

'Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe' To Debut At High Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

This fall, the High Museum of Art will present "Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe" (Sept. 3, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022), featuring nearly 60 works drawn from the High Museum’s folk and self-taught art collection, which has the largest public holdings of Rowe’s art. The exhibition chronicles ...

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, ...

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 ...

An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

The passion for Outsider Art runs deep in Florida, where self-taught artists have forged an indelible mark of special attention on the creative landscape of the state.  An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art is the most comprehensive exhibition ...

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 ...

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. ...