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SFMOMA Announces Major Gift from the Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection Celebrating Black American Artists of the 20th Century

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced a major gift of 31 paintings, sculptures and drawings by 20 American artists from the Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection—celebrated for its intergenerational holdings of abstract art of the African diaspora. The ...

Gropius Bau's Postponed Yayoi Kusama Retrospective To Open in April Featuring Her Groundbreaking Work Spanning 80 Years

ArtfixDaily / March 11th, 2021

"Yayoi Kusama’s work is characterized by revolutionary interventions driven by the desire for an immersive union of body and artwork, and an urge to redefine the role of women in art," says Stephanie Rosenthal, Director of Gropius Bau in Berlin. Postponed last fall due to the pandemic, the ...

(Updated) Picasso, Rembrandt, Rothko...Beeple? Christie's Market Test For Digital NFT Artwork Brings In Record-Smashing $69.3 Million

Forbes / March 10th, 2021

Picasso and other masters regularly fetch tens of millions at auction. A purely digital NFT artwork by Beeple just headed into that price stratosphere. The final bid of $69.3 million is the third highest price for a living artist at auction, a new world record for any work of digital art, the ...

A Magnificent Greene and Greene-Designed Estate Hits the Market in California For $135 Million

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2021

A historic 74-acre compound in the hills above Silicon Valley has come on the market for the first time ever. Held in the same family for five generations, the property is one of the largest privately owned tracts of land offered in picturesque Woodside, California, a pricey enclave just 30 miles ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives Major Gift of Extraordinary Amish Quilts from the Collectors Faith and Stephen Brown

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

Textile Masterpieces Will Be Featured in an Exhibition in 2024  The Smithsonian American Art Museum has received an extraordinary gift of masterpiece Amish quilts from the collection of Faith and Stephen Brown. The group of quilts is the largest and most significant collection of ...

Decorative Arts Trust Announces Inaugural Recipients of IDEAL Internship Grants

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

IDEAL Internship Grants Awarded to the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Backstreet Cultural Museum, MFA Boston, and Newport Restoration Foundation — Inaugural Decorative Arts Trust Grants Support Young Scholars The Decorative Arts Trust ...

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 ...