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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 ...

Spencer Helfen, California Art Dealer, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2020

Spencer Helfen, a specialist in California and American Modernist art, died on November 22 at age 59. He was the founder and director of Spencer Helfen Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, California. Born in 1961, Spencer grew up “in a home filled with art and art books,” he wrote on 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 ...

View Highlights Of The Connecticut Art Trail Collaborative Exhibition at The Wadsworth Atheneum

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

One of the first tourism trails in the state--The Connecticut Art Trail--is celebrating 25 years of guiding art aficionados on a journey that includes 22 worldclass museums and historic sites. Originally launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, encompassing 10 museums, today ...

Church and Rothko Pairings Prove Sublime In This Gallery Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

A current exhibition titled Church & Rothko: Sublime at Mnuchin Gallery in New York pairs the Hudson River School paintings of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) with the Color Field canvases of Mark Rothko (1903-1970). The gallery collaborated with Michael N. Altman and Christopher Rothko, ...

'Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism' Exhibition Brings Together Seldom-Seen Artworks From Private and Public Collections

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism is a new exhibition (and catalogue) featuring works of American Impressionism, from 1878 to circa 1930, with a focus on the "uniquely American" medium of watercolor.  The exhibition (through March 7, 2021) at Canton ...

Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2020

As a part of its 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in Connecticut is now presenting Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them, through January 10, 2021. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA, Anything but ...

Schwenke December 6th Auction Features Furniture and Decorations From Shagbark Farm, Washington CT Country Estate

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, December 6th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold a Holiday Fine Estates Auction comprising over 400 lots of diverse and eclectic decorations and antiques sourced from various local and regional estates and collections. Shagbark Farm The sale features over 180 lots from ...

'American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection' Will Travel to Several Museums

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Drawn from the collection of West Virginia's Huntington Museum of Art, the traveling exhibition American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. The Daytons ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' Debuts at Joslyn Art Museum; 100 Highlights Illustrate New Book

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now Conagra Brands) donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized this exhibition that sheds new ...

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 ...

Baltimore Museum of Art's Restrooms to Be Named For John Waters Following a Gift of 375 Artworks

ArtfixDaily / November 12th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) last week announced a promised gift of approximately 375 works from John Waters’ fine art collection. The long-planned bequest is rich in photographs and works on paper with important examples by 125 artists, including Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Thomas ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' to Debut at Joslyn Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized a traveling exhibition, on view at the Joslyn from ...

New York Collectors Gift $1 Million Jasper Johns Flags I Print to British Museum

Guardian / November 2nd, 2020

Jasper Johns's Flags I (1973), an iconic print by the American artist, has been gifted to the British Museum by New York-based collectors Johanna and Leslie Garfield, reports the Guardian. The piece was exhibited in the British Museum's American Dream exhibition of 2017. It is one of the most ...

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, ...

Palm Springs Art Museum Sells Helen Frankenthaler Painting for $3.9 Million at Sotheby's

Desert Sun / October 29th, 2020

The Helen Frankenthaler painting "Carousel," donated to the Palm Springs Art Museum by the late interior designer Steve Chase, sold for $3.9 million Wednesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, reports the Desert Sun. The deaccession of the gift was to cover "direct care" costs for the ...

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Open Earlier; Tate Curator Who Criticized Delay Suspended

New York Times / October 29th, 2020

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has said that the four year postponement of "Philip Guston Now" will instead be a two-year delay after an uproar, the New York Times reported. The exhibition will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously announced by the participating museums. The ...

Major New Museum Exhibition Explores Spanish Influence on American Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

The extensive impact of Spanish art and culture on American painters in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is the focus of a new exhibition co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art.  {{image}} Opening on February 12, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia, ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Week of November 1

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 25. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume November 1. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, has recently reopened with Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

A Favorite Pupil of W.M. Chase and Friend of Helen Keller, This American Impressionist Is Spotlighted at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2020

Hawthorne Fine Art will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Mary Lane McMillan. Running from October 15, 2020 to December 18, 2020, Drawn from Life: The Art of Mary Lane McMillan (1883-1976) invites viewers to rediscover a highly talented and accomplished American ...