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Preview '2020 Vision' Highlights As the Baltimore Museum of Art Readies to Reopen in September

ArtfixDaily / August 27th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it will begin a phased reopening on September 16, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by September 30, 2020. For visitor hours, guidelines and updates, visit the museum website. Upon ...

UK's Dyson Family to Open Art Gallery Showcasing Their Stellar Collection

Wallpaper / August 26th, 2020

The UK's bagless vacuum cleaner inventor and billionaire James Dyson, and his wife Deirdre, are planning to open an art gallery at their historic property in the Cotswolds. The new space will feature the Dyson's major collection of modern and contemporary artworks by the likes of David Hockney, ...

In T Magazine: 'America’s Monuments, Reimagined for a More Just Future'

New York Times / August 24th, 2020

With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, for its forthcoming Fall Women’s Fashion issue, the New York Times Style Magazine T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning:  “...T asked five artists, including ...

New York City Museums Get Green Light to Open in Late August

ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted on Friday that New York City's museums and cultural institutions can welcome visitors starting on August 24. City officials have also approved the cultural reopening. Cuomo wrote that 25 percent occupancy, a timed ticket requirement and pre-set staggered ...

Forever Stamps Featuring Ruth Asawa Sculptures Are Now Available From USPS

ArtfixDaily / August 14th, 2020

The United States Postal Service has released its strikingly artistic 2020 Forever stamp pane featuring the undulating mesh wire sculptures of pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013).  Each pane includes twenty 55-cent stamps, with two each of 10 designs, along with a ...

Police Identify Tourist Who Broke Toes Off Canova Sculpture During Selfie

ArtfixDaily / August 4th, 2020

A museum visitor who leaned across and damaged a reclining sculpture by Antonio Canova has been tracked down by police in Italy. The 50-year-old man from Austria was identified by surveillance video and from registration measures implemented during the COVID-19 crisis. While viewing Canova's ...

Take a Video Tour of 'We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South'

ArtfixDaily / August 4th, 2020

Take a video tour of We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South on view to September 6, 2020, at Turner Contemporary (Margate, UK). This first exhibition of its kind in the UK showcases the work of artists and makers from Alabama and surrounding states, revealing a little-known ...

Take an Online Tour of 'Fantastic Women' to Explore Works by the Hidden Heroines of Surrealism

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream crea­ture – in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surre­alist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surre­alist group, as compan­ions or ...

Art Nouveau Ceramics, Scheherazade in Gilded Age Art and an Artist's White House Coming Up at the Crocker

ArtfixDaily / July 25th, 2020

While the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., is currently closed and preparing to reopen, a suite of new summer exhibitions await visitors. A major exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of California artist Wayne Thiebaud is also planned for the fall. "Al Farrow: The White House" is ...

New York City Wants Locals to Get Out and Enjoy Free Public Art Programs With a New Digital Resource

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2020

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, has just launched All In NYC: Public Art Edition, showcasing dozens of free, public art programs across the City for New Yorkers now, and eventually ...

6 Leading Artists Will Present Work for the 2nd Edition of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 

ArtfixDaily / July 21st, 2020

Frieze and Tishman Speyer have announced a special exhibition of site-specific works by six renowned artists, which will comprise the second year of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Usually held in the spring as part of the wider programming of Frieze New York, Frieze Sculpture at ...

25 Chinese and American Artists Exhibited Together in 'Matter + Spirit'

ArtfixDaily / July 17th, 2020

A new online exhibition showcases contemporary Chinese and American artists at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Montecito, Calif. Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition (through August 15) showcases the work of 25 artists involved in a cross-cultural program promoting creative ...

A Redesign of the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Stirs Controversy

New York Times / July 18th, 2020

The Hirshhorn museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, announced a redesign of its sculpture garden in 2019, noting that the garden needed infrastructure repairs, better accessibility and refreshed galleries. Japanese artist and architect Horishi Sugimoto was enlisted to revitalize the ...

Timely Exhibitions 'Just Connect,' 'Alien vs. Citizen' Debut and More Ahead at MCA Chicago

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to reopen to the public on Friday, July 24, 2020, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the museum website for visitor guidelines and to make online reservations in advance. MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn says, ...

Diverse American Stories⁠—Told Through Marine Art Plus Surveys of Crafting and Diego Rivera⁠—Ahead at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 9th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's 2021 temporary exhibition schedule includes the Crystal Bridges-organized exhibitions Crafting America and In American Waters, along with Diego Rivera’s America. The museum also has updated its 2020 schedule including Ansel Adams: In Our Time, and a focus ...

Museums Battle on Social Media Over Best Cats, Mystery Objects and Derrières in Art

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

Museums are stepping up on social media with fierce curator's battles over whose collection holds the #BestCat, #MysteryObject and #BestMuseumBum—for figures in art boasting backside⁠—human or animal, apparently. Yorkshire Museum in the U.K. kicked off the near-weekly #CuratorBattle themes, ...

Musée Rodin to Increase Sculpture Sales During Pandemic-Produced Slump

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

The Rodin Museum in Paris plans to sell more bronze replicas of the artist's original marble masterpieces after four months of coronavirus-induced closure has battered the museum's bottomline. The largely self-financed museum dedicated to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin re-opened on ...

Massachusetts Museums Are Readying to Reopen; Find Fresh Exhibitions and Art Walks in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The three largest museums in the Berkshires⁠—the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum—plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11–12 weekend, following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume ...

Ahead of Major Retrospectives, Take a Look at Sean Scully's Latest Monumental Sculptures in Germany

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

The Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, Germany, is presenting an exhibition entitled INSIDEOUTSIDE, by the Irish artist Sean Scully, through January 3, 2021, and shown across 30 acres of leafy forest land and inside an exhibition space. Scully is world-renowned for his abstract paintings ...

Art-Inspired Stamps to Buy Now to Support the USPS

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

Hit hard by impacts on first class and marketing mail volume during the pandemic shutdown, the largely self-funded United States Postal Service estimated its losses could be around $2 billion a month for 18 months. This week, the postal service reported a less dire financial picture stemming from ...