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'Rembrandt’s Orient' Conveys More Than a Fascination

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2021

Ideas of escapism, cultural appropriation and historical issues may weave through viewers' minds with the current exhibition Rembrandt’s Orient: West Meets East in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century which has been extended to July 18, 2021, at the Museum Barberini, in Potsdam, Germany. It was ...

'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art' Traveling Exhibition Begins Appearances

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2021

This exhibition opens June 12 – September 5, 2021, at Toledo Museum of Art; travels from October 7, 2021 – January 2, 2022 to Speed Art Museum; and from February 19 – May 15, 2022, arrives at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art is the ...

The American Art Fair Marks Spring 2021 American Art Week With Exhibitions In Galleries and Online

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2021

The American Art Fair celebrates spring 2021 American Art Week from May 15-22 with Open Houses by appointment at most galleries during the opening weekend, featured in-gallery exhibitions, as well as online highlights at theamericanartfair.com through June 30. The Spring 2021 American Art Week ...

Basquiat Brings $93.1 Million at Christie's; Records Toppled at Sotheby's $596.8 Million Trio of Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 12th, 2021

A 1983 painting by Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat reached $93.1 million on Tuesday at a Christie’s auction in New York, nearly twice its estimated price. A ten-minute bidding battle between three phone bidders for “In This Case” began at $40 million, escalated quickly to $50 ...

Takashi Murakami Guest Curates 'Super-Rough' With Outsider Art Fair Dealers in New York

ArtfixDaily / May 12th, 2021

Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will guest curate Super-Rough, a large-scale group exhibition of close to two hundred sculptural works by approximately 50-60 self-taught, visionary and vernacular folk artists from around the world. Overseen by Murakami, in collaboration with several dozen ...

Rarely Shown In the U.S., Masterworks from the Bemberg Foundation Go On View at San Diego Museum of Art This Summer, Along With Ana de Alvear's Photorealistic Drawings

ArtfixDaily / May 12th, 2021

The San Diego Museum of Art plans to open to two summer exhibitions, Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation and Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear. From Old Master paintings to contemporary, hyper-realistic ...

Explore Scenes of American Impressionists' Winter Haven in the Exhibition 'St. Augustine in a New Light'

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

A new exhibition from the Lightner Museum explores the work of the American Impressionist painters who wintered in St. Augustine, Florida, at the dawn of the 20th century. St. Augustine in a New Light is on view now through July 5, 2021. The traveling exhibition American Impressionism: ...

Maya Lin's 'Ghost Forest' Takes a Stand In Manhattan's Madison Square Park

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2021

After a delay due to COVID-19 precautions, Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest, a towering stand of forty-nine spectral cedar trees, is a powerful new public art work on view in New York's Madison Square Park, now through November 14, 2021. Killed by saltwater infiltration in New Jersey’s Pine Barrens, the ...

Planned 50% Funding Cuts to Arts Education In UK Sparks Protests

Guardian / May 10th, 2021

A planned 50% funding cut to arts subjects at universities in the U.K. has been met with fierce resistance. The UK's Office for Students (OfS) and the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, rolled out a plan that reduces spending for “high cost” higher education arts subjects in England from ...

Walter B. Stephen Pottery: Cameo to Crystalline

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

Artist Walter B. Stephen (Clinton, IA 1875–1961 Asheville, NC) contributed to Western North Carolina’s identity as a flourishing site for pottery production and craftsmanship in the early 20th century. Walter B. Stephen Pottery: Cameo to Crystalline features art pottery and functional vessels ...

In A First, Only Artist Collectives Are Shortlisted For Turner Prize 2021

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

Tate Britain has announced the shortlist for Turner Prize 2021: Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works. An exhibition of their work will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, UK, from September 29, 2021 to ...

Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies on View this Summer in Maine

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies will explore the relationship between the historic and still-thriving art colonies of Monhegan, Maine, and Cape Ann, Massachusetts, featuring the work of artists connected with both places. Organized in collaboration with ...

Group Protests The Newark Museum of Art's Planned Sale of Thomas Cole Painting; 'A Senseless Monetization'

The Art Newspaper / May 9th, 2021

Facing $6 million in revenue loss during the pandemic, the temporarily closed Newark Museum of Art will deaccession a number of collection artworks. Critics are particularly decrying the planned sale of “Arch of Nero,” an 1846 painting by Thomas Cole scheduled for sale at Sotheby's on May 19 and ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art Opens New Galleries and Public Spaces in Major Renovation

ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2021

On May 7, 2021, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils to the public the culmination of two decades of planning, design, and construction: a project by the celebrated architect Frank Gehry that represents a major milestone in the renovation, reorganization, and interior expansion of the museum’s ...

Take A Virtual Walk-Through of Desert X 2021 in the Coachella Valley

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

After a postponement due to pandemic stay-at-home orders, Desert X 2021 is in its final weeks of a 9-week (to May 16) run in multiple loactions across California's Coachella Valley. On-site visitors can download a mobile app for exact locations and information on artworks. This third edition of ...

British Artists Ackroyd & Harvey Plant 100 Oak Trees Outside Tate Modern

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

In advance of the Tate Modern galleries' reopening (planned for May 17) in London, Beuys’ Acorns is a fresh installation representing ideas of regeneration, and is free for visitors to see outside the museum.  The installation of 100 oak saplings opened May 4 on the terrace outside Tate ...

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Splitting Up. Now What About Their Art Collection?

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the couple announced via Twitter on Monday. Noting that "..we no longer believe that we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives," their statement says. They have 3 adult children. The pair will continue to ...

Major Traveling Exhibition 'In American Waters' Casts New Light On Our Relationship With the Sea

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

This May, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts In American Waters, a painting exhibition that reframes and expands our understanding of American culture and environment by looking at the sea. For over 200 years, American artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, ...

Birding Is Ultra Popular During the Pandemic; This Exhibition Offers An Eyeful of 'Rare and Wonderous' Feathered Friends

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is now showing Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, through July 25, 2021. The exhibition, curated by TMA’s Head of Interpretive Projects and Managing Editor Paula Reich, showcases the museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume series ...

David Hockney Digital Billboards Deliver A Brilliant Sunrise To Major Cities

New York Times / May 2nd, 2021

Celebrated British artist David Hockney has created a 2½-minute animation of a sunrise in spring that will be broadcast on digital billboards across five major cities thoughout May. Now living in Normandy, France, Hockney, who is 83, used an iPad during lockdown to create the digital work, ...