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A Judy Chicago Art-Inspired Dior Bag Gains Visibility From Megan Thee Stallion

ArtfixDaily / February 1st, 2021

A Lady Dior Art Bag (limited edition handbag retails for $8,500), made in a collaboration with artist Judy Chicago, is making a statement on the arm of Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper posted her Dior look to social media on January 31, showcasing a rainbow outfit to echo the brightly iridescent ...

Pink Seesaw Installation on the US-Mexico Border Wall Wins Design of the Year Award

Guardian / January 19th, 2021

Pink seesaws installed at the US-Mexico border won a 2020 Design of the Year Award, in the annual recognition sponsored by Beazley and the Design Museum (UK). The Teeter-Totter Wall aimed to bring people together with a playful and meaningful bridge between sides on the border of El Paso, Texas, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2020

Features More Than 100 Artworks From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Leading Latinx Collection In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing ...

'Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead'  – A Century of Women-Designed Landscapes Now At-Risk Shown in Digital Exhibition and New Report

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there ...

5 Awesome Open-Air Art Settings to Stroll Outdoors or Online This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2020

Local fall foliage viewing and art getaways in the fresh air have added attraction during the pandemic. With the sampling of outdoor art destinations listed below, check ahead with each venue for advanced ticketing, as most museums now require pre-booking, or explore their websites from home for ...

New Book Reveals Why The Influence of Salvador Dalí Endures in Fashion, Literature and Art

ArtfixDaily / August 24th, 2020

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí Noted art historians Dr. Christopher Heath Brown and Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts unravel the meaning of Dalí’s mysterious quote in their new book, THE DALÍ LEGACY: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art ...

Notre Dame VR Experience Offers an Immersive View Before and After the Fire

T+L / August 24th, 2020

FlyView, a virtual reality experience in Paris, now offers an immersive inside/outside look at Notre Dame cathedral before and after the April 2019 fire. “Rebuilding Notre Dame" is a 35-minute tour providing viewers with glorious details of architectural elements from the spire, gargoyles and ...

From Shepard Fairey to the Late Luchita Hurtado, Leading Artists Designed Bandanas For a Cause in This eBay Fundraiser

eBay / August 18th, 2020

Top artists have collaborated with eBay's charity arm to offer an array of striking bandanas in support of nonprofit organizations working to increase voter turnout in the upcoming U.S. elections. The fundraiser, "Artists Band Together," benefits efforts in nonpartisan voter registration and ...

A Redesign of the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden Stirs Controversy

New York Times / July 18th, 2020

The Hirshhorn museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, announced a redesign of its sculpture garden in 2019, noting that the garden needed infrastructure repairs, better accessibility and refreshed galleries. Japanese artist and architect Horishi Sugimoto was enlisted to revitalize the ...

Timely Exhibitions 'Just Connect,' 'Alien vs. Citizen' Debut and More Ahead at MCA Chicago

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to reopen to the public on Friday, July 24, 2020, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the museum website for visitor guidelines and to make online reservations in advance. MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn says, ...

Want to Get Lost Inside Art?: These Immersive Exhibitions Are Pulling In New Audiences

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

Paris-based Culturespaces creates immersive digital exhibitions at varied sites worldwide and manages arts and heritage sites across France. Millions have stepped into the private company's digital art centers, showcasing works by such artists as Marc Chagall, Yves Klein, Claude Monet and Vincent ...

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 ...