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Sweeping Survey 'Diego Rivera's America' Debuts at SFMOMA This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Diego Rivera’s America, the most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades. Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescos and drawings—as well as three ...

'Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water' Exhibition Opens at Seattle Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water (March 18–May 30, 2022), exploring the many ways artists around the world have engaged with the theme of water. The exhibition features works from SAM’s collection and three local lenders, with over 80 works of art ...

Peter Lynch Donates More Than $20 Million in Art to Boston College

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2022

Peter Lynch, vice chairman of Fidelity Management and Research Company and trustee associate at Boston College, has gifted 27 paintings and three drawings—worth in excess of $20 million—from his and his late wife Carolyn’s private art collection to Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art, ...

$125 Million Gift to Met Museum Kick-Starts Modern Art Wing Transformation

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a lead donation of $125 million, the largest capital gift in the museum's history, to overhaul its modern and contemporary art wing. Donors Oscar L. Tang, a Met trustee, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, an art historian and archaeologist, will ...

Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Achieves Record For Latin American Art at $34.9 Million, Far Exceeding Benchmark Set By Diego Rivera

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2021

The tearful self-portrait that Frida Kahlo painted later in her life sold for $34.9 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday night, setting a record for Latin American art at auction. Diego y yo (“Diego and I”) is one of Kahlo’s final self-portraits before her death in 1954, and is a prime example of ...

The Art Show Concludes Successful Edition With New Fall Dates; ADAA Appoints New President and Board Members

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2021

Inaugurating a new moment on the art fair calendar, The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, closed its 2021 edition yesterday with an enthusiastic response from ADAA members, collectors, museum leaders, and visitors, who ...

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 ...

Tearful Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Could Topple Multiple Records

Guardian / September 22nd, 2021

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo is estimated to fetch $30 million at auction in November. Slated for Sotheby's Modern Evening sale, the painting Diego y yo ("Diego and I") is expected to reach far above the artist's auction record of $8 million, set in 2016, the auction house said in a ...

Move Over Van Gogh, Here Comes a Frida Kahlo Immersive Experience

ArtfixDaily / September 21st, 2021

Vincent van Gogh immersive experiences have lately drawn millions of visitors worldwide to massive light-filled digital art projections. Recent van Gogh experiences (about 40 across the U.S. that are produced by competing companies) have lit up New York, San Francisco and beyond.  “We just ...

'Traitor, Survivor, Icon': Denver Art Museum to Present First Comprehensive Exhibition Exploring the Life and Legacy of Malinche, the Iconic Indigenous Young Woman at the Heart of the Spanish and Aztec War

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is planning Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche, an exhibition opening Feb. 6, 2022, that examines the historical and cultural legacy of La Malinche. Both reviled as a traitor and hailed as the mother of Mexico, Malinche is an enigmatic figure ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

The Cheech, A Chicano Art Center To Open This Fall In California

NY Times / January 31st, 2021

Nicknamed The Cheech, a new center focused on Mexican-American art and culture is set to open this fall in Riverside, California. A significant portion of actor and comedian Cheech Marin's 700-piece collection will always be exhibited at the center. Marin has developed the finest private ...

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation to Protect SF Art Institute's Diego Rivera Mural From Sale

Examiner / January 6th, 2021

In San Francisco, city Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art Institute’s massive Diego Rivera mural worth an estimated $50 million following reports that it could sold, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Mission Local first reported that ...

Dallas Museum Offers a Rare Look At 5 Frida Kahlo Works From a Private Collection

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

This winter, the Dallas Museum of Art will share with visitors the rare opportunity to see five exquisite works by the acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. In her lifetime, Kahlo’s work was well-known in artistic circles, particularly in Mexico and the United States. In the years since her ...

'No Ocean Between Us' Exhibition to Feature Modern and Contemporary Art by Latin American and Caribbean Artists of Asian Descent

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

On February 12, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) will open No Ocean Between Us, an exhibition that explores the art of Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean. The exhibition features approximately 65 works of modern and contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists of ...

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2020

Features More Than 100 Artworks From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Leading Latinx Collection In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing ...

Seriously Upbeat Artworks Are Standouts in the New TEFAF Online

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has launched TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, in a fresh format. This is TEFAF’s first virtual fair, which provides attendees with direct, live access to world-renowned dealers and their selection of vetted artworks. Reducing virtual fair fatigue, ...

McNay Art Museum Exhibits Its Trove of Modernist Prints by Los Tres Grandes — Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros

ArtfixDaily / September 29th, 2020

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is offering a rare opportunity to see nearly all of the prints in its Permanent Collection by los tres grandes or “the three greats” of Mexican modernism–Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. ​​Los Tres Grandes: Obras de Rivera, ...

House Votes For a National Latino Museum to Be Part of Smithsonian

NBC News / July 27th, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum in the nation’s capital. The initiative had wide bipartisan support and passed unanimously by voice vote, reports NBC News. "It's time for Latinos to see our contributions, our ...

Take an Online Tour of 'Fantastic Women' to Explore Works by the Hidden Heroines of Surrealism

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream crea­ture – in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surre­alist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surre­alist group, as compan­ions or ...