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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 ...

Simmons Collection of Postwar American Prints Spotlighted at Saint Louis Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2022

The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection,” an exhibition celebrating the 2020 acquisition of more than 800 works of art that has elevated the museum’s holdings of postwar American prints. ...

Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photographs Spanning Five Decades

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

Howard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation have announced a historic acquisition of 252 photographs representing the arc of Gordon Parks’s career over five decades. The breadth of the collection--which spans Parks’s earliest photographs in the 1940s through the 1990s--makes it one of the ...

Iconic Man Ray Photograph Fetches Auction Record for Category

The Value / May 16th, 2022

A defining image of 20th-century Surrealism, Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres brought $12.4 million at Christie’s New York on Saturday – leaping high above the previous record price for a photograph sold at auction. The original image was part of the Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs ...

'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 ...

First Retrospective of Photographer and Conceptual Artist Rosamond Purcell to Open at Addison Gallery of American Art

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

“What kind of genius is Rosamond Purcell? Is she an artist? A scholar? A documentarian? A living cabinet of wonders? Her originality defies category…” — Jonathan Safran Foer  Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside, the first retrospective of the artist’s work, which transcends the ...

'Arthur Wesley Dow: Nearest to the Divine' Exhibition Shown Alongside Georgia O'Keeffe Photographs

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

Art is the most valued thing in the world…it is the expression of the highest form of human energy, the creative power nearest to the divine. The power is within - the question is how to reach it. – Arthur Wesley Dow To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison Gallery of ...

New Exhibition Explores Ways in which Photography Can Transform Our Understanding of the Landscape

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

A new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, highlighting recent acquisitions created by artists of different races, nationalities and genders, examines the impact photographs can have on shaping viewer’s perceptions of the physical world around them. In addition to celebrated works ...

'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 ...

Imogen Cunningham Retrospective Sharpens Focus On Her Profound Contributions to Photography

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2022

One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976) enjoyed a career that spanned three-quarters of a century, creating a large and diverse body of work that underscored her vision, versatility, and commitment to the medium.  The first ...

New Exhibition on Artists' Perceptions of War Opens at Clark Art Institute

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2022

The Clark Art Institute’s latest exhibition presents four centuries of war imagery from Europe and the United States in As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War, on view March 5–May 30, 2022. Spanning European and American art from 1520–1920, the exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs ...

Massachusetts Modernist and Marsh-Themed Works Form 2 New Exhibitions at Cape Ann Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 20th, 2022

Stretching across 25,000 acres of vast salt marsh, barrier beaches, and tidal rivers on Massachusetts’ North Shore is the Great Marsh, a natural wonder that has captivated many artists over the years. Window on the Marsh is a new exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum that features two works of the ...

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 ...

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch Photography Returns to NY's Scandinavia House

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2021

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography, an exhibition organized by American-Scandinavian Foundation with The Munch Museum in Oslo that first brought the photographic work of the master painter to NYC in 2017/18 before traveling worldwide, returns to Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave., NY) ...

$125 Million Gift to Met Museum Kick-Starts Modern Art Wing Transformation

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a lead donation of $125 million, the largest capital gift in the museum's history, to overhaul its modern and contemporary art wing. Donors Oscar L. Tang, a Met trustee, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, an art historian and archaeologist, will ...

'On Contested Terrain' Surveys Celebrated Photography of An-My Lê

ArtfixDaily / November 10th, 2021

After debuting at Carnegie Museum of Art, a new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum presents the first comprehensive survey of the work of celebrated photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Opening December 3, 2021, in the museum’s Baker/Rowland ...

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 ...

Museum Retrospective of Marcia Resnick Reveals the Photographer's Innovative Eye In Works From the 1970s-80s

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2021

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA), in collaboration with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and the George Eastman Museum, have announced the first ever museum exhibition of the photographer Marcia Resnick. One of the most innovative American photographers of the 1970s, Resnick is ...

At The Huntington, 2021 Served as a Banner Year for American Art Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / November 4th, 2021

In 2021, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens acquired more than 50 important works of art by a wide range of artists from North America. The acquisitions contribute to a more expansive story of American art, adding hemispheric and global perspectives and diversity to the ...

Spooky Images Abound in the Traveling Exhibition 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art'

ArtfixDaily / October 27th, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, Kentucky's Speed Art Museum welcomes Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), this major exhibition debuted at Toledo Museum of Art and travels to the Speed (on now until January 2, 2022) before ...