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What Can Museums Expect When They Are Expecting to Reopen?

Colleen Dilenschneider / September 1st, 2020

Museums across the U.S. are slowly reopening as local, state and Centers for Disease Control guidelines allow. After nearly six months of closures due to the pandemic, cultural institutions are navigating new territory with health precautions in place and other needed controls. Since reopening ...

Preview '2020 Vision' Highlights As the Baltimore Museum of Art Readies to Reopen in September

ArtfixDaily / August 27th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) announced that it will begin a phased reopening on September 16, with the intention of having all of its galleries and gathering spaces accessible to visitors by September 30, 2020. For visitor hours, guidelines and updates, visit the museum website. Upon ...

Discover the Work of Pioneering Modernist Artist Everett Spruce in New Exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum

ArtfixDaily / August 27th, 2020

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) now presents Texas Made Modern: The Art of Everett Spruce, the first exhibition in nearly 30 years to highlight the pioneering and inventive career of Texas artist Everett Spruce (1908–2002). Featuring nearly 50 works from private and ...

Dutch Museum Reports Frans Has Painting 'Two Laughing Boys' Stolen For a Third Time

Reuters / New York Times / August 27th, 2020

A work by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals was stolen in the pre-dawn hours from a small museum in the Netherlands on Thursday, police said, according to reports. Dating from 1626, Hals' "Two Laughing Boys With a Mug of Beer" is now missing from the Hofje van Aerden Museum, located near ...

UK's Dyson Family to Open Art Gallery Showcasing Their Stellar Collection

Wallpaper / August 26th, 2020

The UK's bagless vacuum cleaner inventor and billionaire James Dyson, and his wife Deirdre, are planning to open an art gallery at their historic property in the Cotswolds. The new space will feature the Dyson's major collection of modern and contemporary artworks by the likes of David Hockney, ...

Whitney Museum Cancels Exhibition After Criticism Mounts Online

Vulture / August 26th, 2020

The Whitney Museum of American Art canceled the upcoming exhibition “Collective Actions: Artist Interventions in a Time of Change” after protests over the mode of acquisition of works to be shown. Scheduled to open on Sept. 17, the exhibit was to showcase prints, photographs, posters, and ...

Cultural Organizations Worldwide Pledge Support to Beirut Following Blast Damage to Museums and Heritage Sites

ArchPaper / August 25th, 2020

International cultural organizations have expressed support for Beirut following blasts that extensively damaged historic buildings, cultural sites and museums in the Lebanese capital on August 4. Thousands of buildings, including hundreds in the city’s historic districts, were damaged. Over ...

'Forward Into Light': See Museums, Libraries and Civic Buildings Illuminated Nationwide To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage Centennial — And Join In

ArtfixDaily / August 25th, 2020

A national initiative celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage has cultural institutions, national park sites and civic buildings illuminating their façades in purple and gold lights, the official colors of the suffrage movement, starting on Women's Equality Day (August 26).  ...

New Book Reveals Why The Influence of Salvador Dalí Endures in Fashion, Literature and Art

ArtfixDaily / August 24th, 2020

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí Noted art historians Dr. Christopher Heath Brown and Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts unravel the meaning of Dalí’s mysterious quote in their new book, THE DALÍ LEGACY: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art ...

Notre Dame VR Experience Offers an Immersive View Before and After the Fire

T+L / August 24th, 2020

FlyView, a virtual reality experience in Paris, now offers an immersive inside/outside look at Notre Dame cathedral before and after the April 2019 fire. “Rebuilding Notre Dame" is a 35-minute tour providing viewers with glorious details of architectural elements from the spire, gargoyles and ...

In T Magazine: 'America’s Monuments, Reimagined for a More Just Future'

New York Times / August 24th, 2020

With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, for its forthcoming Fall Women’s Fashion issue, the New York Times Style Magazine T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning:  “...T asked five artists, including ...

Step Into the Cool, Calm Post-Impressionism of Paul Jean Martel in Palos Verde Art Center's Upcoming Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / August 23rd, 2020

In Belgium, as we grew up, we learned to see things through the dampness of an atmosphere heavily laden with humidity and sun. We Flemish people have always painted the colour values in our air - in that respect I believe I follow the Flemish tradition. - Paul Jean Martel California's ...

Mick Jagger Plays a Diabolical Art Dealer in Thriller 'The Burnt Orange Heresy'

New York Times / August 23rd, 2020

With the lovely mist of Lake Como as a backdrop comes a film drama that weaves together an unsettling tale involving an art dealer, critic, traveler and artist with less than transparent motives.  Set in Northern Italy, the 2020 film The Burnt Orange Heresy has rock icon Mick Jagger ...

Take a Deep Dive Into The Enhanced Ghent Altarpiece Website For A View of The Restored Lamb That's Mesmerized Many

ArtfixDaily / August 20th, 2020

The Getty and Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage have greatly enhanced the popular Ghent Altarpiece website. The website Closer to Van Eyck offers a 100 billion-pixel view of the world-famous altarpiece, including the restored The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, to be enjoyed from home. (When ...

A Traveling Retrospective, Online Content and Rich Publication Will Mark 100th Birthday of Artist Wayne Thiebaud—And Yes, There Will Be Cake (Paintings)

ArtfixDaily / August 20th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will present Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

Wildfire Consumes Historic Structures in California's Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Mercury News / August 20th, 2020

{{image}} {{image}} A devastating wildfire swept through California's oldest state park on Tuesday night setting historic buildings ablaze along with much of the iconic site which hosts more than 1 million visitors per year. A California Historical Landmark established in 1902, Big Basin ...

New Work by 100 Women Artists For Centennial of 19th Amendment Launches in Digital Portal

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

Park Avenue Armory in New York has launched its interactive digital portal that allows audiences to explore new commissions by 100 women artists and cultural creators, including Carrie Mae Weems, Toshi Reagon, Renee Cox, Staceyann Chin, Zoë Buckman, and more. Unveiled on August 18—the date of the ...

Begun as a WPA Art Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art Marks 75 Years With Nearly 300 New Acquisitions and 3 Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / August 19th, 2020

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) celebrates its 75th anniversary year with an exciting slate of exhibitions including “Shared Lives, Distant Places: Recent Acquisitions in Photography,” “Beaux Arts at 75” and “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies.” In honor of ...

From Shepard Fairey to the Late Luchita Hurtado, Leading Artists Designed Bandanas For a Cause in This eBay Fundraiser

eBay / August 18th, 2020

Top artists have collaborated with eBay's charity arm to offer an array of striking bandanas in support of nonprofit organizations working to increase voter turnout in the upcoming U.S. elections. The fundraiser, "Artists Band Together," benefits efforts in nonpartisan voter registration and ...

Find Face Masks From Museum Shops Worth Wrapping Around Your Head

ArtfixDaily / August 18th, 2020

Shopping online is one way to support museums across the U.S. during the current tough times brought on by coronavirus closures. Many museum shops are selling essential items like reusable face masks — in artful cloth fabrics and at times emblazoned with collection artworks — and oftentimes these ...