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New Exhibition Explores Ways in which Photography Can Transform Our Understanding of the Landscape

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

A new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, highlighting recent acquisitions created by artists of different races, nationalities and genders, examines the impact photographs can have on shaping viewer’s perceptions of the physical world around them. In addition to celebrated works ...

'Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water' Exhibition Opens at Seattle Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water (March 18–May 30, 2022), exploring the many ways artists around the world have engaged with the theme of water. The exhibition features works from SAM’s collection and three local lenders, with over 80 works of art ...

Bidders To Battle For Ides of March Ancient Roman Coin Thought to Be Worn By Julius Caesar Assassin Brutus

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

One of the most important gold coins from the ancient world, which is thought to have been worn by a murderer of Julius Caesar, will be auctioned in May 2022, by the leading ancient coin firm, Numismatica Ars Classica. The ‘Eid Mar’ coin was minted by Caesar’s betrayer, Marcus Junius Brutus, to ...

Hudson River Museum Acquires 19th-Century Masterworks By Fitz Henry Lane and Severin Roesen

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

Hudson River Museum (HRM) has announced the gift of two exquisite paintings: Gloucester, Stage Fort Beach, 1849, by Fitz Henry Lane; and Fruit with Water Glass, ca. 1850–70, by Severin Roesen; both works were generously donated to the HRM’s collection by Shelley and Felice Bergman. These major ...

New Monograph Along With Exhibition of Lesser-Known Works By Käthe Kollwitz Revisit Her Powerful Art

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

“I want to have an effect during this age in which people are so perplexed and in need of help.” - Käthe Kollwitz, diary entry from 1922 Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), considered one of the most important German artists of the first half of the 20th century, famously addressed themes of war, ...

The Winter Show Announces Exhibitor Highlights for 68th Edition in the Former Barneys New York This April

ArtfixDaily / March 11th, 2022

The Winter Show has shared preview highlights for its upcoming 2022 edition, including notable booth presentations and special activations at the fair. The 68th edition of the Show takes place April 1–10, 2022 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York, following the ...

New Works Featured in First-Ever Major Exhibition of Urs Fischer in Latin America

ArtfixDaily / March 13th, 2022

From April 2 through September 18, Museo Jumex in Mexico City will present Urs Fischer: Lovers, a 20-year survey of one of the most internationally celebrated artists working today and the artist’s first solo show in Latin America. Organized by Museo Jumex with guest curator Francesco Bonami, Urs ...

Russian-Owned Phillips Auction House to Donate $7.7 Million to Ukrainian Red Cross Society

ArtfixDaily / March 3rd, 2022

Phillips auction house announced on the morning of March 3 that it would donate 100 percent of the buyer’s premium and vendor’s commission from its 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. At the end of the day, £5.8 million ($7.7 million) from the ...

Artists Turn Their Work Into Relief Funding for Ukraine

ArtfixDaily / March 3rd, 2022

Artists are using their art to make statements and raise funds as Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine intensifies. “There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles, when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters, when Russian protesters are getting silenced,” wrote ...

Investigators Probe Cold Case Murder for Clues to Gardner Museum Heist

Smithsonian Magazine / March 3rd, 2022

An unsolved murder in 1991 is being revisited by authorities for possible clues into the infamous art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, reports Bob Ward for Boston 25 News. In the over three decades since thieves made off with treasured artworks valued then at $500 million, ...

Magritte Masterwork Fetches Record $79.8 Million

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2022

Described as one of the most "definitive images of Surrealist art," René Magritte’s L’empire des lumières captured an artist record price of £59.4 million ($79.8 million) at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. The Belgian Surrealist's previous record was $26.8 million, landed by Le Principe du ...

Exhibition at The Met to Examine Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! through the Lens of Slavery, Colonialism, and Empire

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2022

Organized around a single object—the marble bust Why Born Enslaved! (1868) by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux—Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast is the first exhibition at The Met to examine Western sculpture in relation to the histories of transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and ...

Restituted Franz Marc 'Foxes' Painting Leads Christie's Shanghai/London Sale

ARTFIXdaily / March 1st, 2022

A three-part auction hosted both in London and Shanghai totalled $334 million in sales for 20th and 21st century art on Tuesday. The Christie's auction marked the first ever time that London's mid-season evening sale included a section of sales taking place in Asia. The top lot was a ...

Major Exhibition of the Art of George Rickey Opens at Naumkeag House & Gardens This Spring in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2022

Beginning this spring at its annual Daffodil and Tulip Festival on April 22, The Trustees will present ViewEscapes, a curated exhibition featuring the life and work of sculptor, George Warren Rickey (1907-2002) at Naumkeag, a historic Gilded Age Berkshires homestead located in Stockbridge, MA. ...

Imogen Cunningham Retrospective Sharpens Focus On Her Profound Contributions to Photography

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2022

One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Imogen Cunningham (American, 1883–1976) enjoyed a career that spanned three-quarters of a century, creating a large and diverse body of work that underscored her vision, versatility, and commitment to the medium.  The first ...

Museum Leaders Condemn Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

Curators and museum leaders are speaking out against the cultural consequences of Russia's violent attack on Ukraine. One known casualty has been the Ivankiv Historical and Local History Museum, northwest of Kyiv, which Russian forces burned down, along with around 25 works by famed Ukrainian ...

'Powder and Light: Late 19th-Century Pastels' Exhibits Some Radical Experimentation at The Getty

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents Powder and Light: Late 19th-Century Pastels, an exhibition tracing the evolution of pastels from Impressionism to Symbolism, featuring works from the Getty collection including Edgar Degas, Odilon Redon, Camille Pissarro, Pierre Bonnard, Henri de ...

Collection of 150 Mesmerizing Works by M.C. Escher Reveal a Mathematician's Mind in Comprehensive Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

The Chrysler Museum of Art is set to bring the mesmerizing work of the renowned M.C. Escher to Norfolk, Virginia. M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations, on view April 15–Aug. 28, spans the Dutch artist’s entire career with more than 150 works from the collection of Paul and Belinda Firos of Athens, ...

'She/Her/Hers' Exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art Examines Roles of Women in Chinese Art

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2022

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is exploring the intersecting roles of women in the arts of premodern, modern and contemporary China in a new exhibition titled She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China. More than 50 works of painting, calligraphy, embroidery, photography, ...

Blockbuster Loan Exhibition of Russia's Prized Morozov Collection Is Still in Paris

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2022

A major international exhibition, which opened in Paris last fall after being postponed three times due to COVID-19, offers a rare view of 200 masterpieces collected over a century ago by the Russian brothers, Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. As Russia invaded Ukraine last week, the exhibition of ...