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Largest Ever Survey of Moroccan Art Opens at Reina Sofia

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid presents Moroccan Trilogy 1950-2020, a sweeping survey of the culture of Morocco from the 1950s to the present day, running from 31 March - 27 September 2021, in a unique collaboration with Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – Qatar Museums and ...

'House of the Drinking Contest' Mosaic Among Restored Artifacts From the Ancient City of Antioch in New Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2021

A new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida) is presenting the famed 1930s excavation of the ancient city of Antioch through rare documents, artifacts, and the exquisite mosaics that were discovered during the archaeological dig. Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at ...

Getty Museum Acquires Recently Rediscovered Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of a major work by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c.1654), the most celebrated woman painter of 17th-century Italy. Recently rediscovered after having been in private collections for centuries, the painting represents the artist at the height ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Galleries Will Present a Fresh Take on Art of the Americas with a Focus on Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

A Spotlight on Immigration, Colonialism, Trade, and Underrepresented Narratives On May 7, 2021, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils its new Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries dedicated to American art from 1650 to1850, visitors will enter a succession of generously proportioned spaces to ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

Here's a Glimpse of 'Making Paradise,' a Major New Exhibition that Explores the Concept of Eden Through Islamic Garden Design

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2021

The Aga Khan Centre Gallery in London this spring presents Making Paradise, a major new exhibition that explores the concept of Eden through Islamic garden design. Realized in collaboration with all three institutions at the Aga Khan Centre, the show (from April 29 to Sept. 30, 2021) brings ...

'The Painters of Pompeii,' OKCMOA is the Exclusive U.S. Venue for This Blockbuster Summer Exhibition, With Virtual Programs For Armchair Travelers

ArtfixDaily / March 24th, 2021

The exhibition “The Painters of Pompeii: Roman Frescoes from the National Archaeological Museum, Naples" will travel exclusively to Oklahoma City Museum of Art from Italy and be on view from June 26 to Oct. 17, 2021.   “The Painters of Pompeii” highlights a seldom seen medium – the ...

Bansky Painting Brings A World Record in Christie's $275 Million Sale Series

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2021

After a 14-minute bidding battle, a painting that the street artist Bansky created in homage to health workers in the COVID-19 pandemic brought a record 16.8 million pounds ($23.2 million) at Christie’s on Tuesday. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund health organizations and charities ...

Corning Museum of Glass to Open Groundbreaking Exhibition 'In Sparkling Company' on May 22

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2021

On May 22, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will open the groundbreaking exhibition In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s. Presenting the glass objects that delighted the British elite, the exhibition examines how those goods defined social ...

Here's What To See As LA's Museums Prepare to Reopen

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2021

Museums in the Los Angeles region are rolling out reopening plans this spring as local restrictions allow; some institutions have largely been closed for a year due to public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. museum directors last year estimated losing the equivalent of 35% of ...

Hokusai's 'Great Wave' Print Fetches Record $1.6 Million at Christie's; $35 Garage Sale Find Brings Over $700k at Sotheby's

ArtfixDaily / March 17th, 2021

Christie’s Tuesday sale of Japanese Art and Korean Art achieved a total of $9,712,250 with 85% sold by lot and 197% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation with registered bidders from 35 countries and 51% of lots sold to online buyers. The top lots of the sale were a hanging ...

France's Only Klimt Painting Will Be Returned to Nazi-Persecuted Owner's Heirs

New York Times / March 16th, 2021

A landscape painting by Gustav Klimt will be restituted more than 80 years after the Nazis looted the work from a Jewish family in Austria. Klimt's "Rosebushes Under the Trees," an oil dating to 1905, has been displayed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris for decades. The provenance for the ...

Ed Sheeran 'Jackson Pollocky' Painting Raises $70k For Charity

BBC / March 16th, 2021

A Vermont woman won an Ed Sheeran painting in a raffle that raised more than £51,000 ($70,000) for a cancer charity. The pop singer's abstract artwork, titled Splash Planet, went to Claire Faynor, who paid £20 for a raffle ticket. The Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS) ...

A New Discovery Brings Clout To Kirkland Museum's Upcoming Exhibition 'Truth, Beauty and Power: Christopher Dresser and The Aesthetic Movement'

ArtfixDaily / March 16th, 2021

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver has announced findings from new research attributing the design of a beautiful five-legged chair to famous British designer Christopher Dresser. Kirkland Museum is likely the first museum in the United States to display this chair with this ...

Spring Forward With Timely Books on Influential Artists Alice Neel, Yayoi Kusama

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

For your book wish list this Women's History Month, these two publications share the stories of important women artists — Alice Neel and Yayoi Kusama — as major exhibitions feature their work in 2021. Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 22nd, Alice Neel: People ...

Collection of Ted and Maryanne Simmons Strengthens the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Postwar Holdings With 833 Works

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired a collection of 833 works of contemporary art assembled by Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons. The collection represents a transformative addition to the museum’s collection, particularly in the area of postwar works on paper. Comprised predominately of ...

Huffman Gifts of Contemporary Southern Folk Art To Go On View At Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

Huffman Gifts of Contemporary Southern Folk Art features gifts of contemporary southern folk art including paintings, ceramics, and more from the collection of Allen and Barry Huffman. The exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s Judith S. Moore Gallery from April 7 through ...

'Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War' Traveling Exhibition of American Modernism Debuts At Brandywine River Museum of Art in June

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

Coming this June, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War, a remarkable exploration into U.S. aviation and military history through the art and personal experiences of American Modernist Ralston Crawford. Organized by the Vilcek Foundation, this ...

Groups Buy Up Memorabilia From San Francisco's Cliff House After the Historic Restaurant Closes

KQED / March 14th, 2021

“If one tires of the drudgeries and scenes of the city, and would breathe the fresh air of the sea, let him take the cars and omnibuses, or, better still, a buggy and pleasant steed, and, ere, the sea breeze sets in, glide out to the Cliff House…”  - Mark Twain, the San Francisco Daily ...

U.S. Museum Debut of 'Calder Picasso' Now On View at the de Young

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are presenting the U.S. debut of Calder-Picasso at the de Young museum, now through May 23, 2021. Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, it is the first major museum exhibition to explore the artistic ...