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Collection of Art Dealer Forrest Fenn, Known for His Treasure Hunt, Heads to Auction

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

Santa Fe art dealer and collector Forrest Fenn famously hid a treasure chest -- supposedly worth over one-million dollars -- in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. Based on a riddle-laden poem in Fenn's memoir, hundreds of thousands are said to have pursued the elusive treasure for a decade, and ...

'At First Light' Exhibition Surveys Maine as an Essential Site of Inspiration for Artists Across Two Centuries

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

This summer, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) in Brunswick, Maine, will present At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine, an expansive exploration of how artists have shaped our understanding—and often, quite literally how we see—Maine’s landscapes, communities, and people. At ...

'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 ...

Barnes Foundation Unveils Its First-Ever Native American Art Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2022

This spring, the Barnes Foundation presents Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community, a major exhibition of historic and contemporary Southwest Native art, including Pueblo and Navajo pottery, textiles, and jewelry. Exploring living artistic traditions that promote individual ...

Modern Native American Art Explored in New Traveling Exhibition 'Action/Abstraction Redefined'

ArtfixDaily / February 7th, 2022

Cape Cod's Cahoon Museum of American Art (Mass.) debuts Action/Abstraction Redefined, the first major traveling exhibition analyzing modern Native American art from the mid-1940s through the 1970s inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, and Hard-edge painting and created by leading ...

Peabody Essex Museum Combines Its Renowned Native American and American Art Collections In a Refreshed Gallery Installation

ArtfixDaily / February 7th, 2022

This winter, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., opens a new gallery that, for the first time, combines its Native American and American collections. On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America brings together more than 250 historical and contemporary works from its ...

2022 USPS Stamps Honor Black Sculptor Edmonia Lewis and Ojibwe Modernist Painter George Morrison

ArtfixDaily / December 5th, 2021

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will release new FOREVER stamps in 2022 featuring two noteworthy American artists of color. USPS noted in a statement, "One of the nation’s greatest modernist artists and a founding figure of Native American modernism, George Morrison (1919-2000) ...

Major Survey of Contemporary Indigenous Photography to Open at Amon Carter in October 2022

ArtfixDaily / November 7th, 2021

Marking the first major museum survey to explore the practices of Indigenous photographers working today, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) will present Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography in October 2022. Contemporary photography-based works will spotlight ...

'Companion Species' Embraces Connections Between Native and Non-Native Artists and Humans, Animals and the Earth

ArtfixDaily / October 27th, 2021

This fall, the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison presents Companion Species, an insightful and timely exhibition that places works of art from Native and non-Native artists in conversation with each other. Its centerpiece is Marie Watt’s vibrant textile “Companion ...

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 ...