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Webby Awards Go to National Museum of Women in the Arts, London Art Studies, and Harvard Film Archive

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

The Webby Awards, the Internet's top honors for websites, video, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, and voice, social, podcasts, and games, has recognized a number of international arts initiatives. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 ...

Paris's Arc de Triomphe Wrapping by Christo Delayed Again, Plus Venice Biennale Dates Pushed Out

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2020

The long-awaited project by artist Christo to wrap Paris’s Arc de Triomphe in fabric has been pushed to 2021. Set to go on view this September, the project, which he first conceived with late wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 1962, involves 269,097 square feet of silvery blue fabric ...

Art Exhibitions for the Maine Bicentennial Give a Picture of Place

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2020

To celebrate Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood, art museums across the state have been planning special exhibitions for 2020. While museums are temporarily closed during the health crisis, some of the exhibits can be previewed online. The Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Humanities ...

Penguins Prefer Caravaggio to Monet in Museum's Viral Video

ArtfixDaily / May 14th, 2020

Humboldt penguins from Kansas City Zoo toured the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which is temporarily closed to the public, in a special visit last week. "Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little stir-crazy, even the residents of the Kansas City Zoo. So several of the penguins decided to go ...

Searching for Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Sweatpants...Fine Chocolate? Museum Shops Have Got You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2020

{{image}} For many, life in pandemic times has boiled down to basics like eating and working or hustling to figure out next steps, while clad in leisure wear and paired with a mask when venturing out. You can shop for these essential needs online with art-centric results while supporting ...

Artist Tavares Strachan's Prophetic Project "We Are In This Together" Is a Provocative Illumination

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

Tavares Strachan chose the phrase WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER to ground a sweeping art initiative five years ago. But at this particular moment in time, the universal abstracted text has taken on new significance as a truism for local, national and global realities. Internationally renowned artist ...

Take a Stroll in Miami's Bayfront Vizcaya Gardens

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

In Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ beautiful bayfront gardens are now open and tickets can be reserved online. With 10 acres of outdoor gardens, Vizcaya offers the community ample space to maintain social distance with a low-density experience. For those who are not local, go online to ...

Take an Inspiring Armchair Journey Through Historic Artists' Homes in America

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Want to spend the weekend at Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons cottage? View the desert gardens from Georgia O'Keeffe's beloved Abiquiu? Take a virtual getaway there and to dozens more amazing artists' places with a fresh travel guide.   A new guidebook to Historic ...

Museum Week Kicks Off With Even More Reasons to Get Virtual Culture

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Museum Week is live from May 11 to 17 with “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags,” on the most popular social platforms around the world: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Weibo, WeChat, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and YouTube. The digital initiative #MuseumWeek first launched in Europe way back in ...

Thomas W. Sokolowski, Former Andy Warhol Museum Director, Remembered

Post Gazette / May 10th, 2020

Thomas W. Sokolowski, longtime director of the Andy Warhol Museum, died May 6 following a seizure that caused major brain damage. He was 70. Sokolowski was one of the founders of Visual AIDS, the New York nonprofit that raised awareness about HIV in the 1980s and began the impactful Day ...

Escape With This Virtual 'Art in Bloom': American Paintings + Filoli Garden

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2020

{{image}} Spring is not cancelled. Just around the corner, select historic properties with ample walking trails and gardens in the U.S. will reopen after temporary closures during the health crisis, while many others can be strolled virtually with websites and social media channels. (Call the ...

Listen In as U.S. Museum Leaders Discuss Pandemic Repercussions

ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2020

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was swift and confusing, with breaking news and information about the virus changing by the hour. Around the world, art museums had to make difficult decisions. In a two-part series, six US museum directors discuss with J. Paul Getty Trust President and CEO ...

1stdibs Founder Michael Bruno Launches Tastemakers Guide Showcasing Upstate NY Arts Destinations and Small Businesses

ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2020

Art and design world veteran and 1stdibs founder, Michael Bruno has launched a new online platform, Tastemakers Guide, aimed at supporting small businesses in Upstate New York. The site features a curated selection of 300 businesses in the art, design, antiques, cultural and natural worlds that ...

Snapchat Partners With Damien Hirst on Spin Painting AR Lens to Benefit Relief Efforts

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2020

Snapchat has teamed up with Damien Hirst on an augmented reality lens that allows users to create their own spin paintings in the artist's style. Users can pour virtual paint on spinning "canvases," and then add their completed Snaps to Snapchat’s Our Story, in an ongoing virtual gallery of ...

Spend 11 Minutes at the Eames House With This 1955 Short Film Made by the Designer Couple

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2020

A landmark of mid-century modernist architecture, the Eames House in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles is not open to visitors right now, but can be toured anytime with a short film made by the homeowners themselves—designers Ray and Charles Eames. Eames House, also called Case Study ...

LA Times Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Pulitzer Prize

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

For his analysis of Los Angeles County Museum of Art's redesign plans, Los Angeles Times’s art critic Christopher Knight has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.  Few awards have gone to art critics in the past 50 years of journalism's top prize, which honored New York's Jerry Saltz ...

40 Million People Soak In #MuseumSunshine With a Two Week Pattern of Warm Artworks

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

On April 21, the New-York Historical Society and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., partnered "to brighten social media feeds" by sharing sunny artworks with people during the dark days of coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Within just over a week, some 3,000 users ...

Olana Reveals a Surprise for Everyone on the 194th Birthday of Artist Frederic Edwin Church

ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2020

“Olana is the monument of Emerson’s, Thoreau’s, and Whitman’s America.”  - David Huntington, the visionary art historian who led the charge to save Olana from destruction in the 1960s This May 4th marked the 194th birthday of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), America's seminal landscape ...

View the Entire $100 Million Gift of Artworks to the Cleveland Museum of Art in March

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in March received a gift and promised gift of more than 100 Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and modern European and American paintings, drawings, and prints; Chinese and Japanese ceramics; and other works of art from the collection of Clevelanders Joseph P. ...

Step Inside the Smithsonian Exhibition Revealing One Prussian Explorer’s Profound Impact on American Identity

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture is the first exhibition to examine Humboldt’s impact on five spheres of American cultural development: the visual arts, sciences, literature, politics and exploration, between 1804 and 1903. The exhibition was installed at the ...