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Museum Survey Details Impact of Closures and Results of Digital Initiatives

NEMO survey / April 7th, 2020

A new survey released by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) looks at data from museums in Europe and worldwide detailing current impacts of the coronavirus crisis. With most museums now closed, the survey aims to assess issues being faced and paths forward for arts ...

Get Transported to the Salvador Dali Museums in Spain With A Virtual Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

"A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history."  - Salvador Dalí A virtual tour of the Dalí Museums, currently closed for the public health emergency, ...

Need a New Zoom Background? This Museum Has You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

For people with stay-at-home orders shifting to Zoom and other virtual meeting apps, the North Carolina Museum of Art has created a suite of images for use as artistic Zoom backgrounds. Art from the museum's Italian Altar Piece Gallery and Contemporary Gallery, featuring works by Mickalene ...

Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Museum on the Artist's Birthday

AD / March 30th, 2020

A Dutch museum closed during the coronvirus pandemic was hit by thieves who took a painting by Vincent van Gogh. The Singer Laren museum, near Amsterdam, announced that van Gogh's 1884 "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring," which was on loan, is now missing after the overnight raid. An ...

Get Ready to Celebrate Van Gogh's Birthday With a Free Art Show at Home

ArtfixDaily / March 26th, 2020

It's time to celebrate the birthday of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. On Monday March 30th Exhibition on Screen will broadcast Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, live, for free, on Facebook. The broadcast will feature a specially filmed ...

Make a Virtual Visit to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Immerse Yourself in One of Denver’s Best Kept Secrets

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2020

While originally intended to give prospective visitors a glimpse of what surprises await, Kirkland Museum’s 360 Degree Virtual Tour also serves as a substitute for an in-person visit while the museum in Denver is closed temporarily.  The self-navigated tour allows viewers to virtually enter ...

From Artemisia Gentileschi to Andy Warhol, A New 'Lives of the Artists' Series Debuts March 31

ArtfixDaily / March 12th, 2020

ANDY WARHOL by Robert Shore and ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI by Jonathan Jones will debut as the first titles in a collectible set of art books. Inspired by Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, this new series of highly readable brief biographies will be available on March 31. ...

After Strong Initial Sales, TEFAF Maastricht Closes Early Due to Coronavirus

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2020

UPDATE 3/11/2020: TEFAF has closed four days early after an exhibitor from Italy, who had already returned home on Monday, March 8, tested positive for COVID-19, reported the Art Newspaper. The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht drew 10,000 international visitors over Early Access Day (March 5) ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

10 Artworks to See at The Armory Show in New York This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

The Armory Show has opened in New York at Piers 90 and 94, and the 20th-21st century art fair continues through March 8. VIPs swept through on Wednesday and snapped up their favorite works, including a massive mixed-media collage by nonagenarian artist Betye Saar for a reported $1.2 ...

For International Women’s Day, A Call to Artists and Institutions to Get Inspired by Uffizi Exhibition and Capture 'The Greatness of the Universe' in Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2020

To usher in the Uffizi Galleries’ upcoming exhibition dedicated to a female Baroque painter, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) – with the support of the Uffizi Galleries and The Medici Archive Project – is launching an appeal to present-day artists and institutions around the world to create original ...

'Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition' Opens at The Phillips on Feb. 29

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2020

On Saturday, The Phillips Collection in D.C. will debut Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, a pioneering exhibition expanding the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th– and 21st–century ...

Hackers Pose as Prominent Art Dealer in Museum Deal Costing Millions

Bloomberg / January 30th, 2020

Hackers worked their way into email conversations between a Dutch museum and a London art dealer to have millions erroneously paid to an account in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reports. Representatives of Rijksmuseum Twenthe were negotiating a deal for a painting by English master John Constable from ...

25th Annual LA Art Show Celebrates the Meteoric Rise of the Los Angeles Art Scene

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2020

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2020 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 5-9, 2020, with a full lineup of international galleries, museum exhibitions, panel discussions, film ...

From the Colonial to the Contemporary: The Philadelphia Show Expands and Rebrands

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2020

Celebrating its 58th edition showcasing America’s preeminent antiques and fine art dealers, The Philadelphia Show has a new look and a new approach. Nearly 60 dealers, featuring works from the 17th to the 21st centuries, will gather from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at ...

Groundbreaking Exhibition Shows What A Major Influencer Millet Was On Modern Art's Trajectory

ArtfixDaily / January 16th, 2020

{{image}} {{image}} ‘Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí’ creates an alternative narrative for the history of modern art. {{image}} The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí,” an exhibition that examines, for the first ...

A Missing Klimt Painting Possibly Found by Gardener in Italian Gallery Wall

Guardian / December 12th, 2019

Italian police are investigating the possible discovery of a long-missing Gustav Klimt painting that was found inside a wall of the gallery where it disappeared from 23 years ago. The missing Klimt is valued at €60 million ($66 million). Klimt's Portrait of a Lady, reportedly stolen in 1997, ...

Google Doodle Honors Innovative French Sculptor Camille Claudel

heavy / December 8th, 2019

On her 155th birthday, French artist Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was given major recognition this Sunday (Dec. 8) with a Google Doodle celebrating her pioneering sculptural work. After studying at Académie Colarossi, Claudel began training under Rodin in 1884, learning about his method of ...

Discover Alice Rahon, a Parisian Poet Turned Mexican Surrealist Painter, Whose Works Are Revealed at MOCA North Miami

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is set to present a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the ...

Empire State Building Sparkled Green to Draw Attention to A Special Exhibit at the Met

ArtfixDaily / November 18th, 2019

Gather the kids (young and old) for the ultimate in STEAM immersion: science, technology, engineering, art and math all come together in an unprecedented gathering of historic treasures in New York. Of note, there is a glittering green delight. Highlighting that the world's largest natural ...