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Art Dealer Gifts 16th-Century Painting to Rijksmuseum in Honor of COVID-19 Victims

AP / June 4th, 2020

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum reopened Monday after its coronavirus closure to include a new work in its vast collections. The piece is a Dutch 16th-century painting by Bartholomeus Spranger titled “Body of Christ Supported by Angels.” The dramatic image of Christ lifted from his tomb by three ...

Experience Nature with British Artist-Explorer Tony Foster Through Video Tours of His Journeys

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

Take an inspiring virtual trip with guided tours of The Foster, the Palo Alto, California, collection comprising the extraordinarily-detailed watercolor work of artist-explorer Tony Foster. In each tour, the artist himself guides viewers through The Foster galleries as he explains his art-making ...

More Stories to Be Told Surrounding Saint-Gaudens's Masterpiece Monument to Black Regiment in Civil War

wbur / June 3rd, 2020

Boston's renowned sculptural memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens depicting Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment was one of 16 public art works damaged when thousands of protesters descended on Boston Common and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall on Sunday night, reports wbur. “This monument is ...

'Reflections on Unity' Sculpture at Asheville Art Museum Offers Hope After Damage

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

'Let us all hope that we can come together' - artist Henry Richardson  The Asheville Art Museum was hit with graffiti on June 1 after a weekend of peaceful protests morphed into a destructive night in the western North Carolina city of Asheville. A hub for 20th- and 21st-century American ...

Seeking Rainbows and More: Damien Hirst Offers a Free Download While the V&A Calls For Homemade Signs from Pandemic Times

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2020

In April, British artist Damien Hirst released his own version of a rainbow image that children across the U.K. have employed to show support for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. His work, Butterfly Rainbow, can be downloaded from his website for anyone to display in their window as an ...

Illustrator's Tribute to George Floyd Touches Millions

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2020

Illustrator Shirien Damra posted a memorial image dedicated to George Floyd on Instagram last week shortly after his killing by police in Minneapolis. Her "Justice for George" received over three million likes not long after she posted it, and was widely shared.      A daughter ...

Take a Video Curator's Tour of 'State of the Art' at Crystal Bridges and The Momentary

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2020

In February, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its new satellite the Momentary debuted the contemporary art exhibition State of the Art 2020. In a video virtual tour, Crystal Bridges Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Alejo Benedetti takes viewers into the galleries for an ...

Christo, Part of Artist Duo Behind Grand-Scaled Wrappings, Remembered

New York Times / May 31st, 2020

Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at his home in New York City. He was 84 years old. Statement from Christo's office: "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but ...

Rashid Johnson: 'The role of art right now is to not avert its eyes'

CNN / May 30th, 2020

Temporarily working out of a Long Island basement, New York City-based artist Rashid Johnson has focused his art practice on self-exploration with the new series "Untitled Anxious Red Drawings," shown in a sold-out online exhibition with Hauser & Wirth.  This series, he writes for CNN, ...

SpaceX Rocket Launches NASA Astronauts Into Orbit With Some 'Indestructible' Artwork

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched into orbit with two NASA astronauts on board on Saturday. A first launch attempt on Wednesday was postponed due to weather conditions. Aboard the capsule named Endeavor—the first NASA crew mission in nearly nine years⁠—was specially-created ...

Historic New England Presents Artful Stories, An Online Experience That Explores Regional Stories Through Art

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

Artful Stories reflects what it is about New England – its architecture, landscapes, townscapes, and people – that imbues the region with a unique sense of place. The paintings, selected from an extensive collection, date from the 1730s to today, and are arranged by theme. Land & ...

The Natural World of Giovanna Garzoni Brings the Pitti Palace Back to Life

ArtfixDaily / May 28th, 2020

100 works of art, in the first major exhibition devoted to this Baroque artist and friend of Artemisia Gentileschi, bring the Florentine grand ducal palace back to life after lockdown. Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt notes, “Garzoni's art marks the rebirth of the Grand Dukes' palace after a long ...

Pristine Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Discovered Under Italian Vineyard

CNN / May 27th, 2020

A well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor was found by archaeologists under a hillside vineyard in northern Italy. Officials in the township of Negrar, north of Verona, posted photos of the colorful and complex flooring after the discovery, noting that a Roman villa had been known to exist in ...

Take a Peek at the Raphael Exhibition Back On In Rome

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2020

A much anticipated loan exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael will reopen from June 2 to August 30 in Rome after the exhibit abruptly closed in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.  A video overview of the exhibition is available ...

From Paul Revere to Jacob Lawrence, Artist Soldiers Are Recognized in Georgia Museum of Art's Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2020

Every summer, the Georgia Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Is First Major US Art Institution to Reopen

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2020

Over the weekend, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was among the first major art museums in the U.S. to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. New protocols for visitors are in place, from the required wearing of masks and temperature testing, to timed tickets for entry and social distancing of ...

Blanton Museum of Art's 'Bake-Off' Art Challenge Delivers Delicious Results

ArtfixDaily / May 21st, 2020

As part of a suite of #MuseumFromHome offerings, Austin's Blanton Museum of Art posited a bake-off challenge online, with a call for locals and global citizens to make edible renditions of the museum's collection artworks. Professional and amateur entrants were judged separately and the winning ...

Harvard Art Museums Announce New Tours of "Painting Edo" Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2020

The Harvard Art Museums today launched a collection of online tours of the special exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection; the series is made possible through the museums’ partnership with the Google Cultural Institute and is available on the Google Arts & Culture ...

U.S. Art Galleries Project 73% Loss in Q2 Revenue Due to COVID-19 Developments

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) reports that art galleries across the U.S. project an overall gross revenue loss of 73% in the second quarter of 2020 and have already seen an overall 31% loss in revenue for quarter one, as a result of developments from COVID-19. While 85% of ...

HOTA, Home of the Arts Open Call for 20 Australia Gold Coast Artists to be Presented in a New $40M Gallery

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

HOTA, Home of the Arts has announced a commissioning opportunity for 20 Australian artists to be presented in a major exhibition in its new Gallery opening in 2021. In early 2021, HOTA in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, will open the City’s new AUD$60.5M (approx. USD$40M) Gallery. ...