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Cincinnati Art Museum presents 'Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s'

ArtfixDaily / June 17th, 2021

The Cincinnati Art Museum will showcase an array of jewelry as groundbreaking as the era it hails from in Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, on view from Oct. 22, 2021–Feb. 6, 2022. The civil rights and women’s movements, space race, rock ‘n’ roll, the Vietnam War, ...

Norway's $723 Million National Museum Sets Opening Date After Delays

Art Insider / June 17th, 2021

After long delays and public criticism, Norway’s new consolidated Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is planning to open its doors in one year, on June 11, 2022. The seven year planning and construction process, with several years of the public missing access to many of Norway's most valued ...

MacKenzie Scott Sends Millions to Arts Organizations in a $2.7 Billion Grant Give-Away

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2021

MacKenzie Scott, novelist and former wife of Jeff Bezos, announced on Tuesday donations of over $2.7 billion in unrestricted grants, notably targeted at the arts, small and mid-sized colleges, and racial justice groups. "Because community-centered service is such a powerful catalyst and ...

Crystal Bridges 2022 Exhibitions Will Explore Fashion, Architecture and Black Culture in the South

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the 2022 temporary exhibition schedule which includes the museum’s first fashion exhibition, Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour, its first architecture exhibition, Architecture at Home, and The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and ...

'New Light: Encounters and Connections" Brings Recent Contemporary Acquisitions into Conversation with Rarely Seen Works from Across MFA Boston's Collection

ArtfixDaily / June 14th, 2021

This summer, New Light: Encounters and Connections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), brings more than 60 works of art from across the collection—including 23 newly acquired contemporary pieces—into thought-provoking dialogue. Organized into 21 “conversations,” the exhibition ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Nationally Touring Exhibition Re-Examines the American West Through Modern and Contemporary Art

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2021

 “Many Wests: Artists Shape an American Idea” Opens in Boise, Idaho, July 31   Ideas about the American West, both in popular culture and in commonly accepted historical narratives, are often based on a past that never was, and fail to take into account important events that ...

London Looks To 'Reimagining' With Kensington + Chelsea Art Week Launching June 21

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

Part of the inaugural Kensington + Chelsea Festival 21 June – 31 August Kensington + Chelsea Art Week (KCAW) will launch the inaugural Kensington + Chelsea Festival in West London as part of the summer-long festival season of arts experiences in venues and unusual spaces, putting culture ...

Transformed Asian Art Museum Unveils New Pavilion with teamLab: Continuity

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

“We believe that there is a borderless, continuous relationship between us and the world.” — Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab founder  Swirls of butterflies that twirl and fade, sunflowers that bloom and perish, crisscrossing crows in flight, streams of luminous ink, rooms alive with light ...

Julie Mehretu Painting Brings Artist Auction Record of $6.5 Million on Artsy

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

Julie Mehretu’s massive painting Dissident Score (2019–21) brought $6.5 million on Artsy last Thursday, setting a record for the artist at auction. Ethiopian-born American artist Mehretu, 51, whose two-decades worth of work is currently on view in a major retrospective at the Whitney ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

Baltimore Museum of Art to Open Show Celebrating Rebellious Women Through History

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

From the heroines of ancient myth to the female trailblazers of the modern era, centuries of independent and rebellious women have been trivialized or condemned through the degrading myths and gendered stereotypes perpetuated in printed imagery. From July 18–December 19, 2021, the Baltimore ...

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: ...

Venice Biennale 2022 Will Center On A Re-Envisioning Life Theme Inspired By Leonora Carrington Book

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

The pressure of technology, the outbreak of the pandemic, the heightening of social tensions, and the looming threat of environmental disaster remind us every day that as mortal bodies, we are neither invincible nor self-sufficient, but rather part of a symbiotic web of interdependencies that ...

Versailles Debuts Its First-Ever Hotel

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

France's most opulent palace that once housed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is emerging from the pandemic with a new luxury experience. Versailles has launched the hotel Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle featuring period 18th-century furnishings and meticulous design ...

Freeman's American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Sale Breaks Multiple Auction Records

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

Freeman’s has announced the results of its June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, which far outperformed its overall estimate to achieve an impressive sale result of nearly $3.5M. The 89-lot auction featured a 91% sell-through rate and multiple standout sales, confirming ...

Asian Art in London Launches A New Digital Sales Magazine With Prices Listed

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Asian Art in London will launch a new digital sales magazine, featuring 52 carefully curated works of Asian art from 26 of Asian Art in London’s dealer participants. Due to be published bi-monthly, this sales platform gives collectors digital access to works of art across the Asian art spectrum ...

Traveling Exhibition and New Catalogue Highlighting the Multidimensional Creativity of Alma W. Thomas Premieres at the Chrysler in July

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Renowned artist Alma W. Thomas’ (1891-1978) artistic journey took her from Columbus, Georgia to international acclaim. Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful will offer a comprehensive overview of her extraordinary career with more than 150 objects, including late-career paintings that have ...

Sublime Works in 'Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group' To Be Revealed in U.S. Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The major traveling exhibition Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group kicks off this summer. This landmark museum exhibition—the first exhibition of this important group of American modernists to be shown beyond New Mexico’s borders, and the first to be accompanied by a ...

Brandywine River Museum Reopens June 20 With 'Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War'

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, 2021, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations. Additionally, the Museum’s other galleries have been ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Has Its Largest Pottery Sale Ever on June 17

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will proudly conduct its largest ever sale dedicated exclusively to pottery. Curated by Director of Ceramics Riley Humler, the auction is entitled Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery and features ...