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Preview Selections of American Art in 'The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum'

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

The Morse Museum of American Art’s fall exhibition The Stebbins Collection: A Gift for the Morse Museum opens on November 9. The exhibition showcases the exquisite collection assembled by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins over the course of fifty-five years. As announced in March ...

5 Highlights Coming Up at TEFAF Online This September

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at the second iteration of TEFAF Online, running September 9-13, 2021 with an invitation-only preview on September 8, 2021. This “First Look” provides a glimpse into the quality, breadth and depth ...

Exhibition Exploring How French Art and Design Inspired Walt Disney Films Will Open at The Met in December

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will be the first-ever exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. Opening December 10, it will draw new parallels between the magical creations of ...

Marine Arts Collection From Ratcliffe Estate & Multiple Other Estates At Schwenke Auctioneers July 10th Auction

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2021

675 Lots Include Over Sixty-Five Marine Paintings, Many Lots of Fine Art, Outsider Art, Antique Firearms, Dolls, Decoys & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Saturday, July 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will offer 675 lots of estate property including the marine and nautical artifact collection from the ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

Freeman's American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Sale Breaks Multiple Auction Records

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

Freeman’s has announced the results of its June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, which far outperformed its overall estimate to achieve an impressive sale result of nearly $3.5M. The 89-lot auction featured a 91% sell-through rate and multiple standout sales, confirming ...

Artist Sam Durant Sends a Message With An Enormous Abstracted Drone For New York's High Line Plinth

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2021

Artist Sam Durant and Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani will unveil Durant’s new large-scale public artwork Untitled (drone), a fiberglass sculpture depicting a Predator drone that is mounted 25 feet high, next Monday at the High Line Plinth, located on the High Line at 30th Street ...

Rago Design Auctions Bring In $10 Million With A World Record Smashed For Tiffany

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2021

With a total of $10 million, more than double the high estimate, and a 89% sell-through rate, Rago’s Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design auctions illustrate the continued strength of the design market. The highlight of the two-day auction event was the record sale of an important ...

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 ...

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 ...

Marie-Josée Kravis Named MoMA Chair, Replacing Leon Black

New York Times / April 29th, 2021

New York's Museum of Modern Art announced on Tuesday that philanthropist Marie-Josée Kravis will replace investor Leon Black as chairman. According to the New York Times, Kravis, said in the virtual board meeting: “I know it’s a huge responsibility. I will try to live up to it.” Businesswoman ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Underexamined, Women-Led Pattern and Decoration Movement Explored In Expansive Exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

This June, the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, will present With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, the first full-scale scholarly North American survey of the groundbreaking yet understudied Pattern and Decoration art movement, originally on view at The ...

The Imaginative Sculptures of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne Showcased In Summer Exhibition at The Clark

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, May 8–October 31, 2021, at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It has been more than forty years since an American art museum has mounted a presentation of the work of sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, and the ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

'Last Supper in Pompeii' To Open at SF's Legion of Honor This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

"Dinner... without a friend is like the life of a lion or a wolf." – Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher (4 BC–AD 65) As the ash from Mount Vesuvius began to rain down on Pompeii in AD 79, the people of the city were engaged in two of their most important daily activities: eating and ...

'House of the Drinking Contest' Mosaic Among Restored Artifacts From the Ancient City of Antioch in New Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida) is presenting the famed 1930s excavation of the ancient city of Antioch through rare documents, artifacts, and the exquisite mosaics that were discovered during the archaeological dig. Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at ...

U.S. Museum Debut of 'Calder Picasso' Now On View at the de Young

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are presenting the U.S. debut of Calder-Picasso at the de Young museum, now through May 23, 2021. Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, it is the first major museum exhibition to explore the artistic ...

Take A Video Tour of 'Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration' On View In Houston

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel by presenting a unique group exhibition and original programs in recognition of this important milestone in the history of Houston and the arts at Rice. The season will honor the legacy of John and ...