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Modern Chair Exhibition Kicks Off Reopening of Architecture and Design Center at Palm Springs Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

Palm Springs Art Museum has announced that a new exhibition, The Modern Chair, will focus on the growth of modern chair design through a display of more than 50 works. The exhibition will open on Sept. 9, 2021, which will also mark the reopening of the museum’s Architecture and Design Center, ...

Works From Eames to Judy Chicago Join Iconic Fashion Designs in 'Christian Dior' Traveling Blockbuster at Brooklyn Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior and features unique pieces drawn primarily from the Dior archives. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams explores the more than seventy-year history of the ...

Joan Mitchell Retrospective Debuts at SFMOMA

ArtfixDaily / September 5th, 2021

Joan Mitchell has long been hailed as a formidable creative force — a painter who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York. She then spent nearly four decades in France creating distinctive, vibrant abstract paintings that draw on landscape, ...

African American Art in the 20th Century Exhibition Opens at the Hudson River Museum in October

ArtfixDaily / September 3rd, 2021

Hudson River Museum will present African American Art in the 20th Century, an exhibition of exemplary paintings and sculptures by thirty-four African American artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem Renaissance starting in the 1920s and the Civil Rights movement ...

'Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature' Exhibition Captures the Life’s Work of the Renowned Artist, Environmentalist and Musician

ArtfixDaily / September 2nd, 2021

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is set to host the exhibition Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature. The exhibition, which features an iconic collection of more than 70 works by American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984), will be on view at the Richmond museum from September 25, ...

Exhibition of Late Works by Helen Frankenthaler Ahead at Palm Springs Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 2nd, 2021

This fall, Palm Springs Art Museum will present Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990-2003, the first museum exhibition dedicated to the late work of Helen Frankenthaler. The exhibition will feature 20 paintings on paper and 10 paintings on canvas on loan from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. ...

Gift of Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld's NYC-Centric Art Collection Goes On Exhibit at New-York Historical Society This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 1st, 2021

This fall, the New-York Historical Society presents Scenes of New York City: The Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld Collection, an exhibition of 130 paintings, works on paper in various media, and sculpture from an extraordinary promised gift by philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah ...

Last Weeks to Catch Sublime Views in 'Nikolai Astrup: Visions of Norway' at The Clark; Catalogue Available

ArtfixDaily / September 1st, 2021

The Clark Art Institute is presenting the first North American museum exhibition focused on the Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup (1880–1928), who deftly wove tradition and innovation into his artistic production. Astrup is considered one of Norway’s most important artists, yet he is largely ...

Art Nouveau Visionary: Alphonse Mucha Loan Exhibition Arrives in the U.S. This Fall

ArtfixDaily / August 31st, 2021

The special exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23, 2021, at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will include events, lectures, tours, and more online and at the museum. Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most celebrated artists in Paris at ...

Designed to Inspire: The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement Debuts September 7

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

The highly-anticipated Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida, will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Founded and funded by local businessman, philanthropist, and collector Rudy Ciccarello, the museum is the first in the world ...

New Exhibition Explores Impressionism in Russia

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

A current exhibition at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, is dedicated to the reception of French painting in Russia, a subject that has received little attention to date. With over eighty works, the show (August 28, 2021 – January 9, 2022) demonstrates the extent of their international ...

A Lifetime Retrospective Dedicated to Jasper Johns Is On View Simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia This Fall

ArtfixDaily / August 29th, 2021

The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of Jasper Johns, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be presented simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia this fall. A single exhibition in two venues, this unprecedented ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed to August 30; A Look Back at the Art Lost and Damaged on 9/11

ArtfixDaily / August 15th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for two weeks. E-newsletter service will resume on August 30. Nearly twenty years ago, the tragedy of September 11th destroyed not only thousands of lives, but millions of dollars worth of public art. An estimated $100 million worth of art was ruined in addition to a ...

Major Traveling Exhibition Debuting At Toledo Museum of Art Showcases Exceptional Arms and Armor

ArtfixDaily / August 13th, 2021

The image of the knight in shining armor is familiar from fairy tales, films and games, but what was the reality behind the myth? Armor is as old as human civilization and has taken many forms and served many purposes through the ages. A new exhibition explores armor made for the battlefield, ...

Broken Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Swept Away By Typhoon Is Retrieved For Possible Restoration

Asahi / August 12th, 2021

Pieces of Yayoi Kusama’s popular “Yellow Pumpkin,” long-installed on a pier until it was washed out to sea on by a typhoon on Monday, have been recovered on the coast of Japan. Located in Naoshima, an island town in Kagawa Prefecture, the work has been a tourist magnet since 1994. Over six feet ...

Amon Carter Acquires More Than 240 Works from Collection of Finis Welch

ArtfixDaily / August 11th, 2021

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) has announced the acquisition of more than 240 photographs and works on paper that significantly expand the Museum's renowned photography and works on paper holdings. A bequest from the estate of Texas economist, entrepreneur, and collector ...

Fall Exhibition at Katonah Museum Explores American Origin Stories Through Five Centuries of Art

ArtfixDaily / August 11th, 2021

In Katonah, New York, the Katonah Museum of Art is set to present ARRIVALS, on view from October 3, 2021, to January 23, 2022. Organized around a select series of arrival moments—from Columbus in 1492 to the present day—ARRIVALS is a conversation about the stories we have told ourselves and those ...

Hung Liu, Chinese-Born American Artist With National Portrait Gallery Show Ahead, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

Artist Hung Liu, born in Changchun, China, in 1948, has died at age 73 in California. (Read more in ARTnews) Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, issued the following statement on the passing of Hung Liu, just weeks before the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Hung ...

California Man Pleads Guilty in Over $1 Million Art Forgery Case

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California: Jason Harrington pleaded guilty and admitted that he sold $1.1 million of forged art. Harrington sold artwork purportedly created by Richard Hambleton – a New York City artist who rose to fame in the 1980s and whose paintings ...

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

In 1889, a small group of avant-garde artists in Paris formed a brotherhood to promote a radical new direction in art. Adopting the name Nabis—Hebrew for “prophets”—they shifted away from the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the fleeting effects of nature, and instead aimed to depict ...