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'Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism' Exhibition Brings Together Seldom-Seen Artworks From Private and Public Collections

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism is a new exhibition (and catalogue) featuring works of American Impressionism, from 1878 to circa 1930, with a focus on the "uniquely American" medium of watercolor.  The exhibition (through March 7, 2021) at Canton ...

Human Evaluators Fooled By Princeton Student's AI Generated Chinese Paintings

Synched / December 1st, 2020

A college student's thesis work has made strides in machine-original art generation — at least in artistic styles that emphasize edge definition. The student created a data set of over 2,000 traditional Chinese landscape paintings from museum collections to train the model.  Synched ...

Take a Virtual Tour of Philip Johnson's The Glass House in Connecticut

The Glass House / December 1st, 2020

The Glass House has launched Texture + Transparency, a series of six free virtual tours that offer an exploration of the Connecticut landmark, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Philip Johnson-designed property (now closed for the winter) in New Canaan, Conn., comprises ...

What Does a Billion-Dollar Government Investment in the Arts Look Like? Sneak Peek Melbourne's Reimagined Arts Precinct

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2020

Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will build a new gallery to present Australian and international contemporary art, design and architecture. When complete, at over 30,000 sqm (320,000 sq ft), NGV Contemporary will be the country’s largest gallery dedicated to contemporary art and ...

Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2020

As a part of its 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in Connecticut is now presenting Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them, through January 10, 2021. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA, Anything but ...

10 Holiday Gift Finds From U.S. Museum Stores

ArtfixDaily / November 25th, 2020

While November 29 was Museum Store Sunday, organized by the Museum Store Association, the online shopping opportunities continue this holiday season. Consider a membership or gift cards to a local museum, or browse these selections from U.S. museum stores to discover artist-made, art-inspired and ...

Schwenke December 6th Auction Features Furniture and Decorations From Shagbark Farm, Washington CT Country Estate

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, December 6th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold a Holiday Fine Estates Auction comprising over 400 lots of diverse and eclectic decorations and antiques sourced from various local and regional estates and collections. Shagbark Farm The sale features over 180 lots from ...

'American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection' Will Travel to Several Museums

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Drawn from the collection of West Virginia's Huntington Museum of Art, the traveling exhibition American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. The Daytons ...

That Mystery Monolith in the Utah Desert Has Disappeared

New York Times / November 29th, 2020

Art lovers speculated that it was a sculpture by the late Minimalist artist John McCracken. Others were convinced it was an alien marker. Now the shiny, metal monolith that caused a stir after being discovered in the Utah desert last Monday has vanished. The over ten-foot-tall mystery object ...

Artist Cole Sternberg Conjures Up The Free Republic of California

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

For ESMoA’s Experience #47 FREESTATE, an art experience in Southern California, artist Cole Sternberg created an agitprop public movement via exhibition, dedicated website and propaganda factory that conjures into conceptual existence The Free Republic of California. Taking place both inside ...

'Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change' Opens at Toledo Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / November 23rd, 2020

American quilts have long been connected with notions of tradition, with patterns and techniques passed down for generations in communities throughout the country. As nostalgic symbols of the American past, quilts have been viewed as antidotes to upheaval during times of change. Disrupting our ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives' Debuts at Joslyn Art Museum; 100 Highlights Illustrate New Book

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now Conagra Brands) donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Now home to one of the largest public collections of these popular and historically significant images, Joslyn has organized this exhibition that sheds new ...

One-Third of US Museums Are At Risk Of Permanent Closure, Survey Finds

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2020

Museum advocates have written over 55,000 letters to elected officials for aid Several months into the pandemic, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has reported museums are still losing millions while operating on slim reserves, leaving about one-third of all institutions at risk of ...

3 Suspects Arrested in Berlin For Dresden Green Vault Heist

Observer / November 17th, 2020

New reports say that 3 people have been arrested for a possible connection to the shocking 2019 heist of jewelry and cultural artifacts from the Green Vault at the Royal Palace of Dresden. The massive heist last November occurred after an electrical fire was set that cut power to the palace. ...

Traveling Exhibition 'Majolica Mania' Is Coming to Museums in 2021

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2020

Postponed by the pandemic, a major exhibition of majolica is rescheduled to go on view at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, in 2021 and beyond. (Visit the ...

Crystal Bridges Announces $17.5M Gift from Windgate Foundation to Champion American Craft

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced that Windgate Foundation has provided a $17.5 million gift to advance the field of craft through a dedicated position, research, programmatic support, as well as an acquisitions fund to bring craft objects into the museum’s permanent ...

Baltimore Museum of Art's Restrooms to Be Named For John Waters Following a Gift of 375 Artworks

ArtfixDaily / November 12th, 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) last week announced a promised gift of approximately 375 works from John Waters’ fine art collection. The long-planned bequest is rich in photographs and works on paper with important examples by 125 artists, including Diane Arbus, Richard Artschwager, Thomas ...

'¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now' Unites Historic Civil Rights-Era Prints With Works by Contemporary Graphic Artists at the Smithsonian

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2020

Features More Than 100 Artworks From the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Leading Latinx Collection In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing ...

Take a Virtual Tour of 'Tiffany Glass: Painting With Color and Light'

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2020

Reynolda House Museum of American Arts’s fall exhibition (through Nov. 29), Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, is a traveling show organized by the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in Queens, NY. The exhibition will continue to The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, in ...

Book Release: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2020

Born wealthy, the Oxford-educated Rose Dugdale (b. 1941) turned to crime as she became involved with Irish Republicanism. Her radical ideals led Dugdale to mastermind a major art heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist, a new ...