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Picasso Work Found in Closet Fetches More Than $150,000 at John McInnis Auctioneers

Boston Globe / July 2nd, 2021

A small painting attributed to 20th-century master Pablo Picasso that was recently discovered in a closet in Maine has sold at auction in Amesbury, Mass., for more than $150,000, according to the Boston Globe. On June 26, John McInnis Auctioneers hammered down the work for $150,000, plus a 24 ...

The Wolfsonian­–FIU Seeks New Heights With 'Aerial Vision' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2021

Drawing largely from its renowned collection of art and design, The Wolfsonian­–FIU will examine modern-age ambition in Aerial Vision, an exhibition about progress, promise, and perspective on view November 19, 2021 through April 24, 2022. The show will shed light on seismic changes brought in ...

Norway's $723 Million National Museum Sets Opening Date After Delays

Art Insider / June 17th, 2021

After long delays and public criticism, Norway’s new consolidated Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is planning to open its doors in one year, on June 11, 2022. The seven year planning and construction process, with several years of the public missing access to many of Norway's most valued ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: ...

French Woman Ends Long-Running Battle Over Pissarro Looted by Nazis

BBC / June 1st, 2021

A long legal battle over a Pissarro painting in an American museum collection was ended by a French woman in her 80s whose adoptive parents owned the work until Nazi occupation. Léone-Noëlle Meyer found out in 2012 that her family's Nazi-looted painting was held in the University of Oklahoma's ...

10 Works That Show Monet as a 'Struggling Artist' Under Pressure on View at Seattle Art Museum This Summer

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2021

The Seattle Art Museum will present Monet at Étretat (July 1–October 17, 2021), exploring the artist’s engagement with Étretat, a seaside village in Normandy, France. The exhibition takes Fishing Boats at Étretat (1885), the only work by Claude Monet in SAM’s collection, as inspiration, ...

'Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary' To Include Rarely Seen Works From the Artist's Family

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, including Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23, 2021, and on view through January 23, 2022.  Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most influential and celebrated artists in ...

'Rembrandt’s Orient' Conveys More Than a Fascination

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2021

Ideas of escapism, cultural appropriation and historical issues may weave through viewers' minds with the current exhibition Rembrandt’s Orient: West Meets East in Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century which has been extended to July 18, 2021, at the Museum Barberini, in Potsdam, Germany. It was ...

Planned 50% Funding Cuts to Arts Education In UK Sparks Protests

Guardian / May 10th, 2021

A planned 50% funding cut to arts subjects at universities in the U.K. has been met with fierce resistance. The UK's Office for Students (OfS) and the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, rolled out a plan that reduces spending for “high cost” higher education arts subjects in England from ...

In A First, Only Artist Collectives Are Shortlisted For Turner Prize 2021

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2021

Tate Britain has announced the shortlist for Turner Prize 2021: Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical, and Project Art Works. An exhibition of their work will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, UK, from September 29, 2021 to ...

British Artists Ackroyd & Harvey Plant 100 Oak Trees Outside Tate Modern

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

In advance of the Tate Modern galleries' reopening (planned for May 17) in London, Beuys’ Acorns is a fresh installation representing ideas of regeneration, and is free for visitors to see outside the museum.  The installation of 100 oak saplings opened May 4 on the terrace outside Tate ...

Birding Is Ultra Popular During the Pandemic; This Exhibition Offers An Eyeful of 'Rare and Wonderous' Feathered Friends

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is now showing Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820, through July 25, 2021. The exhibition, curated by TMA’s Head of Interpretive Projects and Managing Editor Paula Reich, showcases the museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume series ...

Marie-Josée Kravis Named MoMA Chair, Replacing Leon Black

New York Times / April 29th, 2021

New York's Museum of Modern Art announced on Tuesday that philanthropist Marie-Josée Kravis will replace investor Leon Black as chairman. According to the New York Times, Kravis, said in the virtual board meeting: “I know it’s a huge responsibility. I will try to live up to it.” Businesswoman ...

Art Heals: A Museum In Italy Becomes COVID-19 Vaccine Site Enveloped In Claudia Comte's Site-Specific Audiovisual Work

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2021

From April 29, 2021, a Covid-19 vaccine center will be set up at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli, on the outskirts of Turin, Italy. Vaccinations will be administered in the galleries of a Claudia Comte exhibition where visitors will be ensconced in a specially-created ...

Samsung Founding Family To Donate Massive Art Collection As $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax Looms

AP / April 28th, 2021

South Korea's Samsung founding family will donate tens of thousands of artworks and gift hundreds of millions of dollars to medical research to help pay an estimated 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in taxes related to inheritance, following the death of chairman Lee Kun-Hee last year, according ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Dallas Museum of Art and Van Gogh Museum Co-Organize First Exhibition Dedicated to Van Gogh’s Olive Grove Series

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2021

In 2021 and 2022 the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) host the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, executed during his yearlong stay at the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Co-organized by the two institutions, ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Schwenke Auctioneers April 25th Spring Sale Features Paul McCartney’s Gold Record Award

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Sale Comprises Estate Jewelry & Watches, Cameras, Folk Art, Americana, Political Ephemera, Fine Art & Outsider Art, Books & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, April 25th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Spring Fine Estates Auction comprising over 600 lots of estate property including ...