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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 ...

Antiques Dealers' Association Online Show a Success Driven By New Client Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2020

The eighth edition of the Antiques Dealers' Association (ADA) online show was a resounding success. Before opening on April 24th, 200 visitors were already in the website's 'waiting room,' and another 200 visitors arrived within the first two minutes of being live. All were eager to shop more ...

Documentary Takes a Deep Dive Into the $80 Million Knoedler Art Scandal

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2020

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art, a new documentary, spins the real-life tale of con artists, a forger, a prominent art gallery, art experts, and top collectors involved in one of the biggest U.S. art crimes ever.  If it seemed stranger than fiction when the news broke, the ...

Pets Rule in People's Epic Artwork Recreations During Lockdown

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2020

Quarantined people are enlisting their pets in the still-trending social media challenge to recreate art masterpeices with everyday objects (and household members) at home. As the weeks are drawing into months of stay-at-home orders, people are finding plenty of ways to stage their animal ...

Send Edward Hopper Paintings to All Your Friends With These Maine Bicentennial Stamps from USPS

ArtfixDaily / April 24th, 2020

Marking the 200th anniversary of Maine's statehood, a sheet of new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service features the iconic rocky shoreline of the Pine Tree State as painted by Edward Hopper (1882-1967).  Hopper's 1914 oil Sea at Ogunquit (Whitney Museum of American Art) was painted during ...

William H. Gerdts, Giant in the Field of American Art, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2020

"What led Americans to value their own art? One could be very crass about it and say that when Americans could no longer afford the Monets and the Cézannes, then they started buying the Childe Hassams. Money was one factor...But there is also an element of national pride." - William H. Gerdts in ...

Figge Art Museum Wants You to Recreate Its Art in 'Getting Figge With It' Challenge

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2020

In the wake of the very popular Getty Challenge that invited people to post artwork re-creations on social media, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, has launched the “Getting Figge With It” challenge. Like the Getty's challenge, which was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and ...

Dr. John Driscoll, Renowned American Art Specialist, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 14th, 2020

Dr. John Driscoll, owner of Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York, passed away from COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, 2020. The gallery has provided this obituary written by Glenn Adamson: A giant has passed from the art world – a world that he loved so well, with an intensity and integrity rare ...

What’s Old is New: The Antique Dealers’ Association of America Revives Online Show

ArtfixDaily / April 10th, 2020

The Antique Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is reviving their popular online show platform amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced by ADA President, Steven S. Powers. ADA is the largest member-based antiques trade organization in the United States, founded in 1984. The health crisis ...

Virtual View: A Springtime Awakening with Selected Works from Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2020

In celebration of the warmth and rejuvenation of the Springtime, New York's Hawthorne Fine Art presents an online viewing devoted to the beauty of the season. As a season representing renewal and rebirth, many American artists took inspiration from spring’s botanical splendor and explored the ...

Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky—Wildling Museum Online Exhibit Explores Nocturne Painting, Astrophotography and Light Pollution

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

If you're enjoying the Pink Supermoon this week, pair your lunar looking with some nocturnes in art. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang, California, offers a dazzling virtual view of its exhibition Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky. The expanse of the open night sky has ...

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 ...

Idelle Weber, Pop-Art Icon, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2020

New York art dealer Hollis Taggart has announced the death of Pop-art icon Idelle Weber. Weber passed away on March 23 at the age of 88.  Over the course of her multi-decade career, Weber produced an impressive oeuvre that drew on and expanded the visual vocabularies of the Pop-art and ...

Museums Share Moments of Zen With Peaceful Artworks

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2020

While many museums are currently closed to the public, some have been sharing their most zen artworks on social media with #MuseumMomentofZen. So while you #stayathome, find some peace in art. 1. Glimpse a "turning point" In Culver City, Calif., the Wende Museum preserves Cold War ...

The Arts Get a Small Slice in $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package

ArtfixDaily / March 26th, 2020

On Wednesday night, the arts industry was designated small relief for coronavirus (COVID-19) economic fallout with the U.S. Senate unanimously passing a $2 trillion total emergency stimulus package for the nation. The House is expected to vote Friday (update: it has passed). (More on the ...

3 Steps to Rapidly Support the Art Ecosystem

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton Quickly-executed advocacy and funding, along with online commerce, can help preserve lives, jobs and institutions in the U.S. arts industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Advocacy There is still ...

Nancy Rivard Shaw, American Art Curator, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

Nancy Rivard Shaw, Curator Emerita of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Summerfield, Florida. An internationally renowned specialist in American art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, she had published extensively, organized ...

Museum Leaders Implore Congress For At Least $4 Billion, And You Can Advocate Too

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Click here to tell Congress to include nonprofit museums in COVID-19 economic relief On March 18, leaders from U.S. cultural associations wrote to Senate and House leaders asking for at least $4 billion from Congress to aid nonprofit museums and cultural sites. The letter states that U.S. ...

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 ...

Take a Virtual Trip to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Get Immersed in American Landscape Paintings

ArtfixDaily / March 16th, 2020

We are still in Eden... shall we turn from it? - Thomas Cole The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, offers an array of online programs covering the painter Thomas Cole, his period in America and the Hudson River School artists. Visit the website to enjoy videos of ...