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'No Ocean Between Us' Exhibition to Feature Modern and Contemporary Art by Latin American and Caribbean Artists of Asian Descent

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

On February 12, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) will open No Ocean Between Us, an exhibition that explores the art of Asian diasporas in Latin America and the Caribbean. The exhibition features approximately 65 works of modern and contemporary art by Latin American and Caribbean artists of ...

Highlights From Reading Public Museum Travel In 'Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens'

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens—drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA—explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and ...

A Look Back at 2020 - ARTFIXdaily Returns in January

ArtfixDaily / December 10th, 2020

Thank you to ARTFIXdaily's readers, advertisers and content providers for keeping the arts engaged throughout the challenges of 2020. Our subscriber e-newsletter will resume in January 2021. Over the holiday break, the ArtGuild platform will remain open for members to post events and press ...

'Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style' U.S. Museum Tour Resumes in 2021

ArtfixDaily / December 14th, 2020

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, in collaboration with The American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums, debuted the U.S. tour of Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style in 2019. The exhibition comprises works from the collections of Glasgow City Council ...

'Virtual Museum Tours' Ranks High On Google List of 2020 Searches

ArtfixDaily / December 13th, 2020

Google released search trends for 2020 with Virtual Museum Tours ranking high. From 'Sourdough bread' to 'Where is my stimulus money,' Google's Year in Search offers a glimpse into U.S. trends and concerns during a challenging year. In the Virtual category, virtual museum tours is said to be ...

Wharton Esherick Museum Receives a Surprise Gift of $10 Million

Inquirer / December 13th, 2020

The Wharton Esherick Museum in Malvern, Penn., received an unexpected endowment gift of $10 million. The museum made the public announcement on Friday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The news of the gift was shared earlier with the museum's co-founder shortly before he passed away this ...

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 ...

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 ...

Incredible Ice Age Rock Art Featuring Extinct Animals Discovered In The Amazon

CNN / December 3rd, 2020

Researchers from Colombia and the U.K. have found nearly eight miles of ancient rock art depicting numerous now-extinct Ice Age beasts, from mastodons to giant sloths. The Amazon rainforest discovery in the Serranía La Lindosa (Colombia) is thought to be made around 11,800 to 12,600 years ago. ...

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 ...

Human Evaluators Fooled By Princeton Student's AI Generated Chinese Paintings

Synched / December 1st, 2020

A college student's thesis work has made strides in machine-original art generation — at least in artistic styles that emphasize edge definition. The student created a data set of over 2,000 traditional Chinese landscape paintings from museum collections to train the model.  Synched ...

Take a Virtual Tour of Philip Johnson's The Glass House in Connecticut

The Glass House / December 1st, 2020

The Glass House has launched Texture + Transparency, a series of six free virtual tours that offer an exploration of the Connecticut landmark, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Philip Johnson-designed property (now closed for the winter) in New Canaan, Conn., comprises ...

What Does a Billion-Dollar Government Investment in the Arts Look Like? Sneak Peek Melbourne's Reimagined Arts Precinct

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2020

Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will build a new gallery to present Australian and international contemporary art, design and architecture. When complete, at over 30,000 sqm (320,000 sq ft), NGV Contemporary will be the country’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and ...

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 ...

10 Holiday Gift Finds From U.S. Museum Stores

ArtfixDaily / November 25th, 2020

While November 29 was Museum Store Sunday, organized by the Museum Store Association, the online shopping opportunities continue this holiday season. Consider a membership or gift cards to a local museum, or browse these selections from U.S. museum stores to discover artist-made, art-inspired and ...