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Crocker Art Museum to Celebrate Wayne Thiebaud's 100th Birthday With a Huge Retrospective Next Fall, Travels in 2021

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will debut Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory ...

How Should Museums Curate Native Culture? Chicago's Field Museum Gives Indigenous People a Voice in Curation

ArtfixDaily / February 26th, 2020

Newest Field Museum exhibition will highlight Native American women and warriors, opens March 13 in Chicago University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society to host companion show For many years, Native American communities weren’t given the opportunity to tell their own ...

'Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition' Opens at The Phillips on Feb. 29

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2020

On Saturday, The Phillips Collection in D.C. will debut Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, a pioneering exhibition expanding the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th– and 21st–century ...

After the Cooper Hewitt Director's Ouster, Her Account Emerges

New York Times / February 24th, 2020

Seven trustees of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York have resigned following the ousting of director Caroline Baumann just over two weeks ago. Baumann, who oversaw a $91 million renovation of the museum's Carnegie Mansion building, resigned on Feb. 7 after heading ...

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions to Debut in the U.S. With Armory Show Prize and Audio Guide

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2020

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, a Paris-based nonprofit with a mission to reposition women artists in the canon of 20th century art history, will make its US debut in partnership with The Armory Show next month in New York. The partnership will culminate in the award ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of Feb. 17

ArtfixDaily / February 16th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of February 17. E-newsletter service for subscribers will resume on February 24.

Barbara Kruger Has Some Big 'Questions' Popping Up Around L.A. During Frieze Week

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

'Who Buys the Con?' is one of 20 questions that renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger poses to passersby. For Los Angelenos and visitors, Barbara Kruger’s public art project Untitled (Questions) has her iconic text-based works emblazoned in green around the city for Frieze Week Los ...

Collage Artist Elisabeth Wild, Whose Career Took Off in Her 90s, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

Collage artist Elisabeth Wild has passed away, age 98, at her home in Guatemala.  Wild recently designed the spring edition of the pocket Tube map for London's Underground, which debuts in May, in conjunction with a major installation by her artist-daughter, Vivian Suter, to be unveiled at ...

American Craft Council Celebrates 50 Years of Awards - Check Out the Remarkable Work of This Year's Honorees

ArtfixDaily / February 12th, 2020

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing American craft, is celebrating 50 years of awards honoring individuals and organizations for exceptional artistic, scholarly, and philanthropic contributions to the craft field. Awarded biennially since 1970, ...

Critic Breaks Artwork at the Zona Maco Fair: 'It...felt what I thought of it'

Associated Press / February 9th, 2020

Art critic Avelina Lésper says she accidentally shattered a glass installation at the Zona Maco art fair in Mexico City on Saturday. The piece, by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico, featured natural and found objects suspended in glass and was on display in the booth of OMR gallery. Lésper ...

A Sneak Peek Inside the $388-Million, Renzo Piano-Designed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

ArtfixDaily / February 10th, 2020

In a feature of Sunday night’s 92nd Academy Awards® ceremony, Tom Hanks announced to the audience in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and to millions of broadcast viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open to the public on Monday, December 14, 2020. ...

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s at Tacoma Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 9th, 2020

Opening on February 22, 2020, Tacoma Art Museum will present Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s. During the economic hard times of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the ...

The Great Wave and More: Ukiyo-e Master Hokusai Will Figure Large in Japan's New Passports

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2020

Art will be the backdrop for new passports issued after February 4 in Japan. Works by 19th century ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai from his "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his most well-known print "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," will grace the backdrop of visa ...

Architects Respond to a Possible 'Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again' Executive Order

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2020

Architectural Record broke the news that neoclassical architecture could be the mandated style for future federal buildings nationwide according to a leaked preliminary draft of an executive order, reportedly entitled "Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again." AR: "...the White House would ...

Step Inside a Legendary Americana Collection, Including the Dietrich Family's Recreated Living Room, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2020

Through June 7, 2020, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a selection of rare and noteworthy examples of American fine and decorative arts drawn from the collection of the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. (1938-2007). A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American ...

Hackers Pose as Prominent Art Dealer in Museum Deal Costing Millions

Bloomberg / January 30th, 2020

Hackers worked their way into email conversations between a Dutch museum and a London art dealer to have millions erroneously paid to an account in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports. Representatives of Rijksmuseum Twenthe were negotiating a deal for a painting by English master John Constable from ...

Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 37 Artists for 2020 Residency Program

ArtfixDaily / January 30th, 2020

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the 37 artists who will participate in its Artist-in-Residence program at its Center in New Orleans in 2020. All of the artists are selected through a multi-tiered process that includes a review by a five-person panel of established artists, curators, ...

The National Trust For Historic Preservation Wants to Know Where Women Made History, So Bring on the Artist Places

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2020

For the art world, a new opportunity to put American women artists on the map has come as the U.S. celebrates the centennial of womens' voting rights. This year, with the 100th anniversary of U.S. women earning the right to vote, a new campaign of The National Trust For Historic ...

25th Annual LA Art Show Celebrates the Meteoric Rise of the Los Angeles Art Scene

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2020

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2020 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 5-9, 2020, with a full lineup of international galleries, museum exhibitions, panel discussions, film ...

5 Things to To Do During NYC's Americana Week

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2020

New York's signature Americana Week continues through February 2, with a number of fairs, auctions, gallery and museum exhibitions and events centered on American art and antiques, and other categories, offering a mix of historic period objects deftly combined with contemporary works to reflect ...