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Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Friday Foundation, established to realize the ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

'Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society' Resumes Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view March 6 through May 30, 2021. Initially planned for the Spring of 2020, the exhibition was on view for just three days ...

58-Foot Bronze Frieze Begun For First-Ever National World War I Monument In D.C.

USA Today / February 14th, 2021

A massive 38-figure sculptural frieze at the center of a new memorial commemorating those who served in the First World War is underway. The "nation's official World War I monument when it's unveiled in Washington, D.C., in 2023 or 2024, may be the largest freestanding bronze relief in the ...

Biden Picks An Array of American Paintings, Sculpture Busts To Decorate the Oval Office

Washington Post / January 21st, 2021

Following tradition, the Oval Office has been redecorated for the new Biden administration. The selections reflect President Biden's aspirations for his administration. The Washington Post got a preview of the office, noting that a large portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader through ...

Browse New York's Antiques Week 2021 Online and With Select In-Person Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2021

Precautions due to the pandemic have created more online opportunities for collectors worldwide to browse the events of Antiques Week, also known as Americana Week, in Manhattan this January. Some Antiques Week events have been moved online entirely while others present in a hybrid of in-person ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Sets Auction Records for Historic Works by Chicago Artists and Makers

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has often found considerable success selling art and design of historic importance by Chicago artists and makers or those with local ties. In its Tradition & Innovation sale on Thursday, December 3, in which just 65 lots combined to realize $1.24 ...

Paul Manship Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Examines the Artist's Conversation with Antiquity

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

One of the most celebrated American sculptors of the early-twentieth century, Paul Manship (1885-1966) blended ancient motifs to fit modern sensibilities. After studying at the American Academy in Rome (1909-12), Manship returned to New York City, where his dramatic, energetic works in bronze ...

Craft in America Awarded $100,000 Inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation by the Decorative Arts Trust

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2020

As part of the Decorative Arts Trust's dedication to nurturing academic and educational programs, Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow announced Craft in America as the recipient of the inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation in a special presentation last evening. Established in 2020, the ...

ARTFIXdaily's Holiday Gift Guide 2020

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Find a selection of holiday gift ideas here, for your favorite people or to enhance your own collection, from upcoming auction sales, museum stores and gallery selections. {{image}} Color As The "Strongest Joy" New York-based Berry Campbell Gallery is participating in the 31st edition of ...

Crystal Bridges Announces $17.5M Gift from Windgate Foundation to Champion American Craft

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent ...

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, ...

The American Art Fair Kicks Off Its 13th Edition Online With 24 Top-Tier Galleries

ArtfixDaily / October 9th, 2020

{{image}} The American Art Fair celebrates its thirteenth year with an online only fair that runs through October 18 opens at www.theamericanartfair.com. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works. This year, each of the 24 ...

'Storm of Progress': Upcoming Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum Will Highlight More than 200 Years of German Art

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

From Friedrich to Richter, ‘Storm of Progress’ will feature masterworks from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s renowned collection The Saint Louis Art Museum will highlight its world-class collection of German art in an exhibition presenting more than 120 works of the last 200 years, from ...

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 ...