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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Receives the Extraordinary American Art Collection of Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins have given their outstanding collection of American art to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The couple have made their gift in honor of Mrs. Stebbins’s parents, Evelyn and Henry Cragg, longtime residents of ...

'Cross Pollination' Traveling Exhibition and VR Experience Mixes Contemporary Art, 19th-Century Paintings and Ecology

ArtfixDaily / March 8th, 2021

The exhibition travels in 2021 (see full schedule below); a VR experience is available from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site, and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site have announced that “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our ...

Get A Sneak Peek Of The Frick Collection Newly Installed At The Breuer Building

ArtfixDaily / March 4th, 2021

The Frick Reframed: The Frick Collection Presents Highlights Reconsidered at Frick Madison A temporary move during The Frick's renovation posits the collection in an iconic modernist building  On Thursday, March 18, 2021, The Frick Collection launches Frick Madison, the long-awaited ...

Christopher Monkhouse, Renowned Curator, Remembered

Apollo / March 4th, 2021

Morrison Heckscher, Curator Emeritus of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, writes for Apollo Magazine: "With the death of Christopher Monkhouse (b. 1947), after a brief illness, on 12 January 2021, the Anglo-American decorative arts and architecture world has lost ...

$35 Yard Sale Find Could Bring Up To Half A Million At Auction

Guardian / March 3rd, 2021

A blue-and-white bowl purchased for $35 by an eagle-eyed antiques enthusiast at a yard sale has turned out to be an extremely rare 15th-century Chinese artifact that is expected to sell for up to $500,000 at auction. The unidentified seller discovered the small floral bowl in a New Haven, ...

Angelina Jolie's Winston Churchill Painting Fetches $11.5 Million

New York Times / March 3rd, 2021

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, an amateur artist, gifted a landscape painting to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 that sold for a record price for his work at Christie's on Monday.  The Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque brought 8.3 million pounds, or ...

'Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation' Highlights the Artist's Great Passion — Teaching

UC DAVIS / March 2nd, 2021

The profound influence of Wayne Thiebaud is explored both in the Crocker Art Museum's major traveling survey of the centenarian artist and also in a new exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum where his role as a teacher and "influencer" is highlighted. Thiebaud, who turned 100 last November ...

'Still Remembering Those Ladies' Exhibition of Historic Women Artists Opens At Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art now presents Still Remembering Those Ladies. The exhibition follows the groundbreaking show Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School held at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in 2010. Co-curated by Nancy Siegel, Ph.D. and Hawthorne Fine Art’s Jennifer Krieger, ...

Take A Video Tour of 'Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration' On View In Houston

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel by presenting a unique group exhibition and original programs in recognition of this important milestone in the history of Houston and the arts at Rice. The season will honor the legacy of John and ...

'The Public Needs Art': WNDR Museum Debuts Haring Mural Outside Display, Plus Over 20 New Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s ever-evolving, immersive art and technology experience, reopened to the public last Friday with brand-new interactive art, touchless experiences, and enhanced safety measures.   Joining the city's only Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama are some 20+ new exhibits ...

'The Great Chinese Art Heist' Will Be Directed By Jon M. Chu of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fame

Deadline / March 1st, 2021

Jon M. Chu will direct The Great Chinese Art Heist, a new film from Warner Bros. based on a 2018 GQ article by Alex W. Palmer, first reported Deadline. The GQ article details the mysterious high-profile thefts of Chinese art and antiques from museums in Europe, including prized works ...

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, museum founder Duncan Phillips wrote in A Collection in the Making, “Art offers two great gifts of emotion—the emotion of recognition ...

Baltimore's Two Largest Museums Just Accelerated Plans For A Minimum Wage Increase To $15 An Hour

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

While Maryland’s minimum wage increases to $15 an hour for companies with more than 15 employees by 2025, two of Baltimore's largest art institutions jumped ahead this year with the hourly wage hike. In January, The Walters Art Museum announced that it would raise its minimum wage for all ...

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world to search, explore and discover over 1.2m objects from the museum’s collections. This new online experience forms a key part of the V&A’s goal to revolutionize access to ...

Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Friday Foundation, established to realize the ...

MASS MoCA To Open A Skyspace By James Turrell, Adding To Comprehensive Multi-Decade Retrospective Currently On View

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

The Skypace, Set to Open on May 29, 2021, Will be One of the Largest in North America "What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.” - James Turrell The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and James Turrell have announced that a new Skyspace will ...

A Record-Breaking $4.75 Million Carl Moll Painting Tops Freeman's Best-Ever Fine Art Sale

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2021

Philadelphia-based Freeman’s announced the results of its February 23 European Art & Old Masters auction,which realized over $6.4M—the best Fine Art sale total that Freeman’s has ever recorded. With spirited bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the telephone, the 67-lot ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

Mystery Of 'Madman' Message Unraveled In Munch's 'The Scream'

CNN / February 22nd, 2021

Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most well-known artworks in the world, includes a long-held mystery in a faint written message in the top-left corner of the painting. The tiny inscription "Can only have been painted by a madman," once considered a vandal's scrawl, has been determined to ...

From Winning Face Masks to Tea Time and a Tokyo Hotel Room, Artist Takashi Murakami Branches Out in Design

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Takashi Murakami's production studio Kaikai Kiki has long collaborated with brands from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo, and the uber-popular Japanese artist's latest projects span from $70 face masks to a gallery-like hotel room experience for about $4,300. A Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel room is ...