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De Young Museum Presentation of Alice Neel Blockbuster To Spotlight Her Time in San Francisco

ArtfixDaily / October 11th, 2021

Following its run at the Met, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present the first comprehensive museum survey of work by American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) on the West Coast. This retrospective positions Neel as one of the 20th century’s most radical painters–one who championed ...

Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

After premiering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in April, an exhibition of Karl Bodmer's portraits of Indigenous people has arrived at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, and then will continue on to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth, TX.) in fall 2022. During the early ...

A Rediscovered Masterwork, 19th Century Paintings and Pomo Basketry Combine In Traveling Exhibition 'Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo'

ArtfixDaily / October 10th, 2021

Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo explores the intercultural exchange between French-born and -trained American artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889) and the Indigenous Pomo community of Elem at Clear Lake in Northern California. The exhibition is on view now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ...

Protecting Native American Sites, Boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments Are Restored

NPR / October 10th, 2021

Boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments in Utah were reinstated with a slight uptick to 1.3 million acres total, President Biden announced on Friday. Previously, the Trump administration had reduced the size of the protected area by 85%, notes NPR. At the time, ...

Global Survey of Contemporary Glass Challenges Traditional Conceptions of Glass and Introduces New Perspectives

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

The exhibition “New Glass Now” offers a global survey highlighting the innovation shown by a dynamic selection of makers. Embracing the possibilities of glass as a vital and versatile medium, the featured artists challenge the status quo and represent a modern era in glassmaking full of new ...

New Exhibition Examines Cultural Exchange Between American Artists and Venetian Glassmakers During the Late 19th Century

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

The exhibition “Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano” brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late 19th century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists. It is the first comprehensive examination of American ...

Art Investment Platform Masterworks Is Now Valued at $1 Billion

TechCrunch / October 7th, 2021

Masterworks.io, a pioneering startup offering fractional investment in fine art, raised $110 million in Series A funding at a pre-money valuation north of $1 billion this week. The New York City-based platform reached unicorn valuation following funding from Left Lane Capital, with ...

Ben Grosser's 'Software for Less' Exhibition Takes On Big Tech Issues

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

Through October 23, arebyte Gallery in London presents Software for Less, an exhibition examining the cultural, social and political effects of software on contemporary society, by US artist Ben Grosser. Software for Less takes visitors on a journey through a pseudo tech exposition. Each work ...

Frank Lloyd Wright Will Be the Focus of Kirkland Museum Programming in 2022

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2021

Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art celebrates the genius of American architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright in 2022 with a calendar full of exhibitions, lectures and tours. “Frank Lloyd Wright is a name that many recognize as an influential American architect, but few may ...

Exemplary American Art On View in 'Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection' at Dallas Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2021

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is set to present Pursuit of Beauty: The May Family Collection, an exhibition of the excellent Dallas-based collection of American art that was built over 60 years by Thomas and Eleanor May. Pursuit of Beauty features 28 19th- and ...

'Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950' Debuts at The Whitney on October 9

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents Labyrinth of Forms: Women and Abstraction, 1930–1950, an exhibition of works drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection that celebrates the innovative abstract art made by women in the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition features over ...

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 ...

Madame Rêve Hotel Opens in Louvre Post Office Building This October

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

Dreaming of a future visit to the City of Light? A new 5-star hotel some eight years in the making is poised to open in the historic Louvre post office building later this month. Well-positioned in Paris' 1st arrondissement—a right bank hub of cafes, luxury shopping and world-class ...

Showcasing Varied Works From Mysterious 'Noirs' to Vibrant Pastels, 'Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon' Exhibition Debuts at Cleveland Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / October 4th, 2021

Odilon Redon (1840–1916) was known as “the prince of mysterious dreams” for creating paintings, drawings and prints that blend fantasy, literature and the subconscious. Collecting Dreams: Odilon Redon celebrates the Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) exceptional holdings of works by Redon, ...

Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art From Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection Debuts at Palmer Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / September 23rd, 2021

This fall the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opens Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. This major exhibition features the cosmopolitan, exuberant and subtly subversive work of 15 artists of Asian ...

In Exchange for 'The Blue Boy,' A Perennially-Popular Masterpiece From the Age of Enlightenment Will Be Loaned to The Huntington

ArtfixDaily / September 23rd, 2021

One of the great masterpieces from the Age of Enlightenment, Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) will be shown at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, in San Marino, California, from Feb. 12 through May 23, 2022, in an ...

Tearful Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Could Topple Multiple Records

Guardian / September 22nd, 2021

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo is estimated to fetch $30 million at auction in November. Slated for Sotheby's Modern Evening sale, the painting Diego y yo ("Diego and I") is expected to reach far above the artist's auction record of $8 million, set in 2016, the auction house said in a ...

'Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South' Goes On View at The Morgan

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South, opening September 24, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s 2018 acquisition of eleven drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an ...

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public Next Week

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

An experience of the arts, sciences, artists, and social impact of moviemaking, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021, following a dedication ceremony. Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the ...

Move Over Van Gogh, Here Comes a Frida Kahlo Immersive Experience

ArtfixDaily / September 21st, 2021

Vincent van Gogh immersive experiences have lately drawn millions of visitors worldwide to massive light-filled digital art projections. Recent van Gogh experiences (about 40 across the U.S. that are produced by competing companies) have lit up New York, San Francisco and beyond.  “We just ...