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Reopening of SF's de Young Museum Accelerated to Early July With West Coast Premiere of Frida Kahlo Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

"Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly" – Frida Kahlo San Francisco will allow museums to reopen earlier than expected, pending state approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of the anticipated August reopening, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will ...

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 ...

Virtually Tour the Stunning Installation of 'Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art' at Dallas Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2020

The Dallas Museum of Art has a virtual tour of its spring exhibition surveying representations of women in Mexican Modernism. Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art was inspired by the loan of the monumental painting Flores Mexicanas by Alfredo Ramos Martínez to the DMA ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

10 Artworks to See at The Armory Show in New York This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

The Armory Show has opened in New York at Piers 90 and 94, and the 20th-21st century art fair continues through March 8. VIPs swept through on Wednesday and snapped up their favorite works, including a massive mixed-media collage by nonagenarian artist Betye Saar for a reported $1.2 ...

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 ...

'Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945' Debuts at The Whitney This Winter

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2020

The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country's revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on ...

Discover Alice Rahon, a Parisian Poet Turned Mexican Surrealist Painter, Whose Works Are Revealed at MOCA North Miami

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is set to present a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the ...

U.S. Museum Coalition Plans Exhibitions of Female Artists Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial and 2020 Presidential Election

ArtfixDaily / November 6th, 2019

On November 5, election day across the U.S., a new website launched as a platform to help promote women artists in museum exhibitions nationwide. Feminist Art Coalition is the brainchild of Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at the Berkeley Art Museum ...

Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2019

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

Facing A 'Dystopian Prospect,' Tania Bruguera Among Cuban Artists Detained in Crackdown

Reuters / December 5th, 2018

High-profile performance artist Tania Bruguera and several other Cuban artists were detained in Havana on Monday after trying to stage a protest against a new decree that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship of Cuban culture, reports Reuters. Before disappearing, the artists ...

Brazil's Oldest Museum Consumed by Fire

The Guardian / September 3rd, 2018

A massive fire ripped through Brazil's oldest museum on Sunday night, possibly destroying some 20 million artifacts. The 200-year-old Museu Nacional (National Museum) housed natural history collections including fossils and indigenous artifacts found in Brazil as well as antiquities from Egypt ...

'Frida Mania' Hits London, Lands on Google Arts & Culture

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2018

This week, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum opened the much-anticipated show Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up, on view until November 4. Frida look-a-likes showed up dressed in Kahlo's signature style at the exhibition opening. On view are many objects that have never left the artist's homeland; ...

20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

ArtfixDaily / June 6th, 2018

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...

Diego Rivera, American Art Hits Record Prices in $106 Million Rockefeller Sale

ArtfixDaily / May 9th, 2018

Bidders went bonkers for The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller on the second night of the sales series at Christie's in New York City's Rockefeller Center. The first two days of Rockefeller sales have totaled over $765 million, with more to go this week and jewelry in June. ...

Pacific Standard Time Boosted SoCal Economy by Over $430 Million

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2018

The Getty-funded, regional arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA contributed around $430.3 million to the Southern California economy between September 2017 and January 2018, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). From the report's ...

From Abstraction Innovators to Protest Art, Art Basel Miami Beach Mixes Up Eclectic Offerings

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2017

From December 7 to December 10, with a VIP preview on Dec. 6, Art Basel's 16th edition in Miami Beach features 268 leading galleries within a more-spaciously redesigned floorplan at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).  2017 is an important year for the cultural scene in ...

LACMA Curator Receives Mysterious Letter from a Missing Painting

Hyperallergic / October 25th, 2017

A mysterious letter penned in a first-person style, as if a painting is speaking, was sent to a curator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), reported the Los Angeles Times. The painting at the center of the letter is “Española” (Spanish girl), the final, missing work in a set of ...

Gallerist Gary Nader to Sell $100 Million of His Art to Fund Museum

Miami New Times / October 12th, 2017

Art dealer Gary Nader plans to sell about $100 million worth of works from his collection to fund the building of a new museum in downtown Miami. Several blue-chip works---by the likes of Picasso and Botero---from Nader's personal collection are set to be sold during Art Basel Miami Beach in ...

Court Rules Miami-Dade College to Pay Art Dealer's Legal Fees Over Disputed Museum Bid

Miami Herald / October 26th, 2016

Miami Herald reports that "Miami-Dade College must pay art dealer Gary Nader’s legal fees in litigation related to his frustrated bid to build a cultural center at the school’s downtown campus, a state appeals court has ruled." An unsolicited bid for a Latin American art museum topped with ...