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Top Awards at Venice Biennale Go to Sonia Boyce, Simone Leigh in Historic Firsts

ArtfixDaily / April 23rd, 2022

The 59th Venice Biennale's top awards went to two Black female artists — Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh — in a history-making ceremony on April 23. Each is the first Black woman to represent her country at the biannual event, and the awards are the first-ever for a Black woman artist in the ...

At Venice Biennale 2022, A Range From Simone Leigh's Powerful US Pavilion to a Live Address From the President of Ukraine

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2022

The 59th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia and its programs are underway (April 23 to November 27, 2022) with a host of noteworthy firsts for the world's premier contemporary art event. For the first time, the Biennale has a robust app with maps for in-person navigating and ...

Three Major Institutions Collaborate on First Major Exhibition Devoted to Matisse in the 1930s

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2022

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the Musée Matisse Nice, will present the first exhibition ever dedicated to the pivotal decade of the 1930s in the art of Henri Matisse (1869–1954), one of the giants of twentieth-century art. Opening ...

Finland Seizes $46 Million in Art Returning to Russia; Paris Mayor Calls for 'Freezing' Morozov Collection

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2022

Finland seized artwork en route to Russia in accordance with sanctions imposed by the European Union over Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine. The haul of paintings and sculptures is valued at around 42 million euros ($46 million), the agency said. The artwork was on loan from Russia to ...

'Designing Motherhood' Delves Into Material Culture of Birth at MassArt Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2022

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) announces its next exhibition, Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births, on view June 11 - December 18, 2022. Organized by a curatorial team that includes design historians, birth advocates, and medical and midwifery history experts, Designing ...

Rockefeller Center Installs 193 Art Flags Crowd-Sourced For Exhibition 'Only One Earth'

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2022

Rockefeller Center has collaborated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Climate Museum for its third annual The Flag Project. Each spring, this crowd-sourced art exhibition invites the public to submit art for consideration to be displayed on one of the 193 flagpoles that ...

Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism Opens at The Westmoreland in May

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2022

Opening Sunday, May 29 at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, in Greensburg, Penn., the exhibition Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism brings together works of art separated by almost a century to consider how they are bound together by the shared experience of living and working ...

In 'Smoke' Exhibition, Jason Jacques Gallery Partners with the Last Prisoner Project

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

Jason Jacques Gallery will present an upcoming exhibition in partnership with the Last Prisoner Project. Titled SMOKE, the exhibition centers on a 19th century smoking set made by the French jeweler Boucheron. The piece is a beautiful, somewhat rarefied, highly decorative, and yet functional ...

Objects From Actress Betty White's Estate to take Transatlantic Tour on Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ahead of Auction

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

Worldwide Exhibition Preview of Collection to Set Sail on Exclusive Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Voyage Presented by Julien’s Auctions and Cunard August 5th-12th Julien’s Auctions, known as the auction house to the stars, will present Property from the Life and Career of Betty White, ...

Christie’s Will Auction The Famed Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann heads to Christie's this May in New York City. Works from the collection will be sold across two live sales at Rockefeller Plaza during the Spring Marquee Week, beginning with a single-owner evening sale on Monday, May 9, 2022. While a total presale ...

An Olfactory Exhibition at the Prado Invites Visitors to Smell the Rubens and Brueghel

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2022

Jasmine, ambergris, orange blossom...visitors can breathe in the heady scents represented in a 17th-century garden scene painting in this fresh exhibition. On display until July 3 at the Prado in Madrid, The Sense of Smell, a painting by Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens, is the focus ...

Over $1 Million in Antiquities from The Met, Yale Art Gallery Collections Are Seized for Repatriation

New York / April 4th, 2022

Objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery were surrendered to authorities after investigations revealed that they had been stolen from their countries of origin, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. “These are more than just beautiful ...

'Arthur Wesley Dow: Nearest to the Divine' Exhibition Shown Alongside Georgia O'Keeffe Photographs

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

Art is the most valued thing in the world…it is the expression of the highest form of human energy, the creative power nearest to the divine. The power is within - the question is how to reach it. – Arthur Wesley Dow To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison Gallery of ...

Trailblazing 18th-Century Woman Artist's Work Goes On Public View For First Time in Over 230 Years in San Francisco

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

In 1791 artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist set out to defy expectations, to prove to all of Paris that a woman could indeed “compose history paintings.” Exhibiting Psyche Bidding Her Family Farewell at that year’s Salon, the official exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, she became the ...

Louvre Halts Sale of Record-Smashing Strawberries Painting by Chardin

The Art Newspaper / April 3rd, 2022

A still-life by 18th-century French painter Jean Siméon Chardin sold to a U.S. art dealer for an artist record of €24.3m ($26.8 million) in Paris last week. The sale has now been put on hold by the Louvre. The Louvre’s director, Laurence des Cars, told Le Figaro that she has requested ...

'Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings' Exhibition Expanded at Oberlin College

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

German-born American artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970) produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. A traveling exhibition illustrates the important role that drawing played throughout Hesse’s career, ...

Metaverse, Pandemic and Buddhist Themes Combine in Mongolian Artist's First Solo Exhibition in New York

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

Sapar Contemporary has opened Moods in the Metaverse, Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu’s first solo show in New York, through May 7, 2022. Mongol Zurag painting is a contemporary figurative style that is steeped in Mongolian cultural history. The flat, brightly colored pictorial style originated in the ...

Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2022

“[Beauford] Delaney repeatedly turned to art to annihilate the boundaries of fixed identity in ways that were not simply aesthetic…but also spiritual. Such ecstatic annihilations ran between his purely abstract paintings and his portraits, animating his figurative and non-figurative work ...

Exhibition Guest Curated by Security Guards Opens at Baltimore Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2022

For the first time in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) history, the people who protect the art have selected the art. Guarding the Art, an exhibition curated entirely by 17 current and former members of the museum’s security team, opens on Sunday, March 27, with approximately 25 ...

Art Market Soars to $65.1 Billion in 2021, According to Art Basel UBS Report

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2022

Last year saw a strong recovery of the art market with a gradual return to live sales and events that had previously closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while online sales continued to grow, according to the sixth edition of The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. Written by cultural ...