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Begun as a WPA Art Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Marks 75 Years With Nearly 300 New Acquisitions and 3 Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) celebrates its 75th anniversary year with an exciting slate of exhibitions including “Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography,” “Beaux Arts at 75” and “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies.” In honor of ...

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 ...

Ahead: ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of August 9; The Pollinator Pavilion Opens at Thomas Cole Site

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will be closed next week and will resume on August 17. This Friday, August 7, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, unveils The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion and Dana ...

Got Old House? A Live Stream Symposium Will Cover Historic Painted Wall Conservation

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2020

"Conserving Our Painted Past" Live Stream Symposium Oct. 26-28, 2020, 1:00 pm-4:30 pm REGISTRATION NOW OPEN AT www.pwpcenter.org/symposium   Distemper paint on historic painted plaster is fragile and can be damaged in a variety of ways. Vulnerable to moisture, it dissolves when ...

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 ...

Museum of the American Revolution Set to Reopen Sept. 3; Special Exhibition 'When Women Lost the Vote' to Open Oct. 2

ArtfixDaily / July 29th, 2020

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is scheduled to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with special access for Museum Members beginning Thursday, August 20. Please check the Museum’s website for the most up-to-date hours and information for visitors. The ...

House Votes For a National Latino Museum to Be Part of Smithsonian

NBC News / July 27th, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum in the nation’s capital. The initiative had wide bipartisan support and passed unanimously by voice vote, reports NBC News. "It's time for Latinos to see our contributions, our ...

Upcoming Exhibition to Shed Light On African Modernism in America

ArtfixDaily / July 24th, 2020

A traveling exhibition planned for late 2022 will illuminate African Modernism in America, 1947–1967. The exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Fisk University Galleries in Nashville, which will be the first venue. African Modernism in America, 1947–1967 is the ...

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 ...

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 ...

See How Robert Reich Wove Thomas Cole Paintings Into A Final Class For 2020 UC Berkeley Graduates

ArtfixDaily / July 17th, 2020

"You're going to have to design the hoops you jump through," former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich tells his final class in the last semester at UC Berkeley. He later asks the 2020 graduates to consider: "The question is when you get to this stage what do you want, what do you want to look back ...

Longtime Director of Minnesota Museum of American Art Is 'Released From Her Position'

Star Tribune / July 16th, 2020

Gregory Page, Board Chair of the M (Minnesota Museum of American Art) announced on July 14 that Kristin Makholm has been released from her position as Executive Director of the M after serving for more than a decade. “An Interim Director will be announced shortly, and the Board will begin a ...

'Driven to Abstraction' Documentary on the Knoedler Art Scandal Premieres On Digital Platforms in August

ArtfixDaily / July 16th, 2020

Directed by Daria Price, the documentary Driven to Abstraction will be released on select digital platforms (Amazon, Grasshopper Film) on August 28th. Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud — the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens August 29 With 'Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle' and More

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it will reopen to visitors on Saturday, August 29. The Met has been closed since March 13, 2020, and had previously not been closed for more than three days in over a century. Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met, commented, "Perhaps now ...

Adding to Its Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, Crystal Bridges Acquires a Collection of Native American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art last week announced the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by 25 Native American artists from the Bruce Hartman collection in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection of 30 paintings and one sculpture date from the 1920s to 2000 and include ...

Preview a Stunning Historic Millard Sheets Mosaic Mural Recently Gifted to a California Museum

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum has preserved an historic Millard Sheets mosaic mural for future generations and captures the de-installation in this mini-documentary. Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum of Cal State Long Beach has announced the acquisition of ...

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art is a collaborative exhibition between two of Cape Cod’s esteemed art museums presenting colorful, bold artwork from the modern art period. Spanning works from the late nineteenth and twentieth ...

FBI Raids Alleged Art Forgery Ring in Michigan Woods

Detroit News / July 9th, 2020

A team of more than 30 FBI agents raided the property of Michigan artist Donald "D.B." Henkel this week in relation to an alleged art forgery ring that involved fake paintings sold for six-figure sums to top U.S. galleries, collectors and museums, according to the Detroit News. Based ...

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 ...