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25 Chinese and American Artists Exhibited Together in 'Matter + Spirit'

ArtfixDaily / July 17th, 2020

A new online exhibition showcases contemporary Chinese and American artists at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Montecito, Calif. Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition (through August 15) showcases the work of 25 artists involved in a cross-cultural program promoting creative ...

Longtime Director of Minnesota Museum of American Art Is 'Released From Her Position'

Star Tribune / July 16th, 2020

Gregory Page, Board Chair of the M (Minnesota Museum of American Art) announced on July 14 that Kristin Makholm has been released from her position as Executive Director of the M after serving for more than a decade. “An Interim Director will be announced shortly, and the Board will begin a ...

Adding to Its Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, Crystal Bridges Acquires a Collection of Native American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art last week announced the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by 25 Native American artists from the Bruce Hartman collection in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection of 30 paintings and one sculpture date from the 1920s to 2000 and include ...

Timely Exhibitions 'Just Connect,' 'Alien vs. Citizen' Debut and More Ahead at MCA Chicago

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to reopen to the public on Friday, July 24, 2020, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the museum website for visitor guidelines and to make online reservations in advance. MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn says, ...

Want to Get Lost Inside Art?: These Immersive Exhibitions Are Pulling In New Audiences

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

Paris-based Culturespaces creates immersive digital exhibitions at varied sites worldwide and manages arts and heritage sites across France. Millions have stepped into the private company's digital art centers, showcasing works by such artists as Marc Chagall, Yves Klein, Claude Monet and Vincent ...

Christie's New Kind of Global Live 'Relay' Auction Tops $420 Million

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

On Friday, July 10, Christie’s rolled out a new concept with ONE, a global live auction offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design in a relay of livestreamed sales in four cities.  During the pandemic, with restrictions varying by locale for ...

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art is a collaborative exhibition between two of Cape Cod’s esteemed art museums presenting colorful, bold artwork from the modern art period. Spanning works from the late nineteenth and twentieth ...

Some Parts of Arts Industry Got Multimillions in PPP Loans

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

A slice of the $521 billion in government economic relief meant for small businesses in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic went to an array of museums, art galleries, auction houses, art media, institutions, foundations, artists and others. A list of loans of $150,000 and above was made ...

Massachusetts Museums Are Readying to Reopen; Find Fresh Exhibitions and Art Walks in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The three largest museums in the Berkshires⁠—the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum—plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11–12 weekend, following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume ...

National Museum of Women in the Arts Acquires Over 170 Works by 4 Artists

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has announced recent major collection acquisitions that reflect a commitment to telling the fullest possible story of women in art. The newly acquired works include 166 photographs by the renowned American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a ...

Ahead of Major Retrospectives, Take a Look at Sean Scully's Latest Monumental Sculptures in Germany

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

The Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, Germany, is presenting an exhibition entitled INSIDEOUTSIDE, by the Irish artist Sean Scully, through January 3, 2021, and shown across 30 acres of leafy forest land and inside an exhibition space. Scully is world-renowned for his abstract paintings ...

Global Consortium of Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Artist Arthur Jafa’s Renowned “Love is the Message"

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in consultation with the artist Arthur Jafa, have joined together to stream Jafa’s artwork “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) continuously for 48 hours on Hirshhorn.si.edu and AmericanArt.si.edu ...

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for the United Nations (UN) 75​th​ anniversary and are inviting people to ​Voice Our Future ​through an unprecedented, extended reality experience premiering on June 26th for UN Charter ...

Reopening of SF's de Young Museum Accelerated to Early July With West Coast Premiere of Frida Kahlo Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

"Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly" – Frida Kahlo San Francisco will allow museums to reopen earlier than expected, pending state approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of the anticipated August reopening, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will ...

New York City Scenes Form Major Gift of 130 Artworks to New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

The New-York Historical Society has announced an extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. The couple’s “Scenes of New York City” collection comprises 130 artworks dating from the mid-19th through the 21st-centuries, including works by Isabel ...

Ahead of Her Next Museum Exhibition, Kara Walker's ‘Fons Americanus’ Archive Shown in Online Art Basel

ArtfixDaily / June 18th, 2020

To demand exactitude in the pursuit of a historical truth is to go where no mind can venture and return whole. The load is too large to carry, the losses too many and too varied. Truth will drain from your hands like so much water. Instead, you will find yourself drawing on tales from the past – ...

Marking Its 150th Anniversary in 2020, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Focuses on Collecting Works by Living Artists During Covid-19 Closure

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announced in May the launch of a series of new initiatives in support of contemporary artists in Boston and nationwide. The museum has committed to making new acquisitions as well as establishing a program that grants lifetime memberships for all living ...

Fugitive Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Arrested on Pacific Island

New York Times / June 13th, 2020

Art dealer Inigo Philbrick was arrested on the Pacific island of Vanuatu on Thursday by U.S. law enforcement. The 33-year-old, who is behind an alleged $20 million fraud scheme, was transported to Guam where he will appear in federal court on June 15, according to a statement from the U.S. ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of June 7, Returning Next Week

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2020

“It’s the portrayal of a saying by Diego Rivera. An open hand with its fingers spread is very weak, but a closed fist where all the fingers are together is very strong,” said artist Elizabeth Catlett, noting that her inspiration to sculpt a monumental fist came in part from US athletes Tommie ...

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 ...