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'American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection' Will Travel to Several Museums

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Drawn from the collection of West Virginia's Huntington Museum of Art, the traveling exhibition American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. The Daytons ...

That Mystery Monolith in the Utah Desert Has Disappeared

New York Times / November 29th, 2020

Art lovers speculated that it was a sculpture by the late Minimalist artist John McCracken. Others were convinced it was an alien marker. Now the shiny, metal monolith that caused a stir after being discovered in the Utah desert last Monday has vanished. The over ten-foot-tall mystery object ...

Artist Cole Sternberg Conjures Up The Free Republic of California

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

For ESMoA’s Experience #47 FREESTATE, an art experience in Southern California, artist Cole Sternberg created an agitprop public movement via exhibition, dedicated website and propaganda factory that conjures into conceptual existence The Free Republic of California. Taking place both inside ...

'Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change' Opens at Toledo Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

American quilts have long been connected with notions of tradition, with patterns and techniques passed down for generations in communities throughout the country. As nostalgic symbols of the American past, quilts have been viewed as antidotes to upheaval during times of change. Disrupting our ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' Debuts at Joslyn Art Museum; 100 Highlights Illustrate New Book

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now Conagra Brands) donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized this exhibition that sheds new ...

One-Third of US Museums Are At Risk Of Permanent Closure, Survey Finds

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

Museum advocates have written over 55,000 letters to elected officials for aid Several months into the pandemic, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has reported museums are still losing millions while operating on slim reserves, leaving about one-third of all institutions at risk of ...

3 Suspects Arrested in Berlin For Dresden Green Vault Heist

Observer / November 17th, 2020

New reports say that 3 people have been arrested for a possible connection to the shocking 2019 heist of jewelry and cultural artifacts from the Green Vault at the Royal Palace of Dresden. The massive heist last November occurred after an electrical fire was set that cut power to the palace. ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Majolica Mania' Is Coming to Museums in 2021

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2020

Postponed by the pandemic, a major exhibition of majolica is rescheduled to go on view at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, in 2021 and beyond. (Visit the ...

Crystal Bridges Announces $17.5M Gift from Windgate Foundation to Champion American Craft

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent ...

Baltimore Museum of Art's Restrooms to Be Named For John Waters Following a Gift of 375 Artworks

ArtfixDaily / November 12th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) last week announced a promised gift of approximately 375 works from John Waters’ fine art collection. The long-planned bequest is rich in photographs and works on paper with important examples by 125 artists, including Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Thomas ...

'¡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 ...

Take a Virtual Tour of 'Tiffany Glass: Painting With Color and Light'

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2020

Reynolda House Museum of American Arts’s fall exhibition (through Nov. 29), Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, is a traveling show organized by the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens, NY. The exhibition will continue to The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, in ...

Book Release: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2020

Born wealthy, the Oxford-educated Rose Dugdale (b. 1941) turned to crime as she became involved with Irish Republicanism. Her radical ideals led Dugdale to mastermind a major art heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist, a new ...

Take a Peek At Highlights of MFA Boston's Captivating Cézanne Show

ArtfixDaily / November 4th, 2020

Cézanne: In and Out of Time (November 11, 2020–February 28, 2021) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), places 12 paintings by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)—five from the MFA’s collection and seven from private collections—in dialogue with eight works by his peers and forebears, ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' to Debut at Joslyn Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized a traveling exhibition, on view at the Joslyn from ...

New York Collectors Gift $1 Million Jasper Johns Flags I Print to British Museum

Guardian / November 2nd, 2020

Jasper Johns's Flags I (1973), an iconic print by the American artist, has been gifted to the British Museum by New York-based collectors Johanna and Leslie Garfield, reports the Guardian. The piece was exhibited in the British Museum's American Dream exhibition of 2017. It is one of the most ...

From Turmoil to Triumph, Baroque Artist Artemisia Gentileschi's Life Story Inspires TV Series

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

On the heels of a major monographic exhibition exploring the work of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654) will be a new television series from ViacomCBS studios. The series will begin filming next year following the popular exhibition on the Baroque artist at London's National Gallery (on view ...

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, ...

Palm Springs Art Museum Sells Helen Frankenthaler Painting for $3.9 Million at Sotheby's

Desert Sun / October 29th, 2020

The Helen Frankenthaler painting "Carousel," donated to the Palm Springs Art Museum by the late interior designer Steve Chase, sold for $3.9 million Wednesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, reports the Desert Sun. The deaccession of the gift was to cover "direct care" costs for the ...

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Open Earlier; Tate Curator Who Criticized Delay Suspended

New York Times / October 29th, 2020

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has said that the four year postponement of "Philip Guston Now" will instead be a two-year delay after an uproar, the New York Times reported. The exhibition will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously announced by the participating museums. The ...