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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 ...

Pueblo Shield Withdrawn From Contested Paris Auction

AP / May 31st, 2016

A French auction house withdrew a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts Monday after protests from the United States. U.S. Embassy spokesman Phil Frayne called it a "small victory in a larger battle" to repatriate tribal artifacts to their original homes. Frayne told ...

Emergency Meeting at Smithsonian Aims to Halt Paris Auction of Sacred Tribal Artifacts

Hyperallergic / May 25th, 2016

Hyperallergic reports the latest battle to repatriate objects of significance to indigenous people. A new auction of contested artifacts is ahead next week in Paris, where Hopi objects have already been subject to sales eight times at public auctions since 2013. At the ...

Public Re-Opening of Gracie Mansion will Showcase Art Additions

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2015

Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City, has once again been transformed. Built in 1799, the stately Federal style mansion (East End Ave and 88th St.) underwent a $7-million restoration in 2002, and when first occupied in 2014 by Mayor Bill de ...

Adirondack Museum's Antiques Show and Sale Opens This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2015

On the heels of its popular Rustic Furniture Fair last weekend, the Adirondack Museum will host the country's top dealers in art, antiques and vintage pieces embodying the mountain "Great Camp" style this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ablaze in ...

$75 Million Museum of Western and Native American Art Planned for St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Times / August 23rd, 2015

Art collector Tom James, who is executive chairman of Raymond James Financial, says he is under contract to purchase the first two floors of a building at 100 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, Florida, to partly house a new museum. About 60 percent of 133,600 square feet ...

Hopis Protest More French Auctions of Tribe's Sacred Artifacts

AZCentral / May 31st, 2015

Hopi leaders are stepping up efforts to block auctions in France of ceremonial katsina, considered sacred by the tribe. With the backing of Arizona's congressional delegates, tribal leaders called on the Justice Department and other federal agencies last Wednesday to put more pressure on ...