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San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation to Protect SF Art Institute's Diego Rivera Mural From Sale

Examiner / January 6th, 2021

In San Francisco, city Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art Institute’s massive Diego Rivera mural worth an estimated $50 million following reports that it could sold, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Mission Local first reported that ...

Dallas Museum Offers a Rare Look At 5 Frida Kahlo Works From a Private Collection

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

This winter, the Dallas Museum of Art will share with visitors the rare opportunity to see five exquisite works by the acclaimed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. In her lifetime, Kahlo’s work was well-known in artistic circles, particularly in Mexico and the United States. In the years since her ...

National Gallery of Art Acquires 40 Works from Souls Grown Deep; Living Artists Benefit From A New Resale Reward Program

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

Through the latest gift-purchase agreement of Souls Grown Deep’s Collection Transfer program, the National Gallery of Art has acquired 40 works by 21 African American artists from the southern United States. The major acquisition from the Foundation’s collection includes nine quilts by the ...

With Complex Paintings That Offer a 'Nuanced Reckoning' For Our Times, This Survey of Julie Mehretu's Powerful Work Heads From LACMA to the Whitney in March

ArtfixDaily / January 4th, 2021

Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu is a midcareer survey that will unite more than seventy paintings and works on paper dating from 1996 to the present, reflecting the breadth of Mehretu’s multilayered practice. Born in Addis ...

In California: UC Regents Buy SF Art Institute Debt; State's $500 Million Grants Program Launches For Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Cultural Institutions

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

The Regents of the University of California stepped up to buy San Francisco Art Institute's (SFAI) $19.7 million debt, according to Mission Local. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company moved to foreclose on the 149-year-old art institution in July. The UC Regents will now be landlord to ...

Denver Art Museum to Premiere First Comprehensive Exhibition Examining France’s Stylistic Impact on Iconic American Paintings

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced the exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France, set to premiere at DAM November 14, 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings made between 1855 and 1913 in the first comprehensive examination of France’s stylistic impact ...

'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, ...