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Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

After premiering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April, an exhibition of Karl Bodmer's portraits of Indigenous people has arrived at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, and then will continue on to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX.) in fall 2022. During the early ...

A Rediscovered Masterwork, 19th Century Paintings and Pomo Basketry Combine In Traveling Exhibition 'Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo'

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo explores the intercultural exchange between French-born and -trained American artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889) and the Indigenous Pomo community of Elem at Clear Lake in Northern California. The exhibition is on view now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

Protecting Native American Sites, Boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments Are Restored

NPR / October 10th, 2021

Boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments in Utah were reinstated with a slight uptick to 1.3 million acres total, President Biden announced on Friday. Previously, the Trump administration had reduced the size of the protected area by 85%, notes NPR. At the time, ...

Exhibition on Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo Offers Perspectives On Western Expansion and Indigenous Resiliency

ArtfixDaily / August 9th, 2021

Rediscovered masterwork reveals a remarkable story about California history and Indigenous communities. Exhibition is on view December 18, 2021–April 17, 2022, at the de Young museum, San Francisco.  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be the exclusive West Coast presentation ...

'Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America' Joins Mayflower 400 Exhibition This Summer at The Box In Plymouth, UK

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2021

Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America will be displayed next to The Box’s major Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy exhibition in England, which tells a shared transatlantic history.  Concurrent celebrations which began in 2020 at Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly Plimoth ...

Decorative Arts Trust Announces Inaugural Recipients of IDEAL Internship Grants

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

IDEAL Internship Grants Awarded to the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Backstreet Cultural Museum, MFA Boston, and Newport Restoration Foundation — Inaugural Decorative Arts Trust Grants Support Young Scholars The Decorative Arts Trust ...

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, ...

Preview Highlights of This Weekend's ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Online

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2020

Following a successful virtual spring show, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is looking forward to hosting the annual ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show online in the year of their 35th anniversary. The online show opens at 10 am October 9 and continues through 10 pm ...

A Powerful Trio of Must-See Exhibitions Are Extended As Yale University Art Gallery Reopens

ArtfixDaily / September 27th, 2020

On September 25, the Yale University Art Gallery opened to visitors for the first time in nearly seven months with new covid-19 safety measures in place. “Our world has transformed in ways we never could have imagined since the Gallery closed in March. Now, more than ever, cultural institutions ...

The Nation's First Native American Owned Gallery Focused Solely on Native Contemporary Artists to Open This Winter

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

K Art will debut at the end of 2020 in the heart of Buffalo’s Allentown historical district, near Seneca ­Nation of Indians Territory  New York State’s second largest city will receive unique added depth and energy to its social, economic and cultural profile at the end of 2020 with the ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3; Special Exhibition 'When Women Lost the Vote' to Open Oct. 2

ArtfixDaily / July 29th, 2020

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. Please check the Museum’s website for the most up-to-date hours and information for visitors. The ...

Adding to Its Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, Crystal Bridges Acquires a Collection of Native American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art last week announced the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by 25 Native American artists from the Bruce Hartman collection in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection of 30 paintings and one sculpture date from the 1920s to 2000 and include ...

Antiques Dealers' Association Online Show a Success Driven By New Client Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2020

The eighth edition of the Antiques Dealers' Association (ADA) online show was a resounding success. Before opening on April 24th, 200 visitors were already in the website's 'waiting room,' and another 200 visitors arrived within the first two minutes of being live. All were eager to shop more ...

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 ...

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 ...

US Government's National Monument Reduction Puts Historic Sites at Risk

Huffington Post / March 30th, 2018

The recent downsizing of Bears Ears National Monument, one of America's public lands that the Trump administration has drastically shrunk, puts thousands of historic and archaeologically significant sites at risk. This singular Utah destination is now opened up for mining and ...

Trump Drastically Reduces Two National Monuments

New York Times / December 4th, 2017

We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune. — Teddy Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt's Antiquities Act was meant to give federal protections to historical, natural ...

The Living Museum Within Bears Ears National Monument

ArtfixDaily / May 15th, 2017

Southeast Utah's Bears Ears National Monument has been called the "Sistine Chapel" of the West for its ancient wall etchings, notes the New York Times. Some 100,000 archaeological sites comprise this 1.3-million acre landscape known for its cultural significance as a living museum, its ...