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From Artemisia Gentileschi to Andy Warhol, A New 'Lives of the Artists' Series Debuts March 31

ArtfixDaily / March 12th, 2020

ANDY WARHOL by Robert Shore and ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI by Jonathan Jones will debut as the first titles in a collectible set of art books. Inspired by Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, this new series of highly readable brief biographies will be available on March 31. ...

After Strong Initial Sales, TEFAF Maastricht Closes Early Due to Coronavirus

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2020

UPDATE 3/11/2020: TEFAF has closed four days early after an exhibitor from Italy, who had already returned home on Monday, March 8, tested positive for COVID-19, reported the Art Newspaper. The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht drew 10,000 international visitors over Early Access Day (March 5) ...

John Singer Sargent's Muse Gets the Spotlight in 'Boston's Apollo' Exhibition

New York Times / March 9th, 2020

In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890–1962), a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The painter transformed McKeller into ...

Habitat California: Flora & Fauna Exhibition Assembles Contemporary Works Alongside Historic Paintings from Private Collections

ArtfixDaily / March 6th, 2020

Southern California's Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has on view (through April 18, 2020) HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna, an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they ...

10 Artworks to See at The Armory Show in New York This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

The Armory Show has opened in New York at Piers 90 and 94, and the 20th-21st century art fair continues through March 8. VIPs swept through on Wednesday and snapped up their favorite works, including a massive mixed-media collage by nonagenarian artist Betye Saar for a reported $1.2 ...

This Fall, a Lifetime Retrospective Dedicated to Jasper Johns Will Be Presented Simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2020

The most ambitious 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 ...

Major Collaborative Exhibition to Open in May at Olana State Historic Site and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2020

Exhibit Explores the Theme of “Cross Pollination” in Art and the Environment from the 19th Century to the Contemporary Moment The National Project Stems from the Artist Martin Johnson Heade’s 19th-Century Series of Hummingbird and Habitat Paintings, The Gems of Brazil, and their Unique ...

Crocker Art Museum to Celebrate Wayne Thiebaud's 100th Birthday With a Huge Retrospective Next Fall, Travels in 2021

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will debut Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory ...

'Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition' Opens at The Phillips on Feb. 29

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2020

On Saturday, The Phillips Collection in D.C. will debut Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, a pioneering exhibition expanding the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th– and 21st–century ...

Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s at Tacoma Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 9th, 2020

Opening on February 22, 2020, Tacoma Art Museum will present Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art of the 1930s. During the economic hard times of the 1930s, U.S. government art projects under the WPA and other agencies created a wealth of public art and supported art communities across the ...

Step Inside a Legendary Americana Collection, Including the Dietrich Family's Recreated Living Room, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2020

Through June 7, 2020, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a selection of rare and noteworthy examples of American fine and decorative arts drawn from the collection of the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr. (1938-2007). A Collector’s Vision: Highlights from the Dietrich American ...

The National Trust For Historic Preservation Wants to Know Where Women Made History, So Bring on the Artist Places

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2020

For the art world, a new opportunity to put American women artists on the map has come as the U.S. celebrates the centennial of womens' voting rights. This year, with the 100th anniversary of U.S. women earning the right to vote, a new campaign of The National Trust For Historic ...

25th Annual LA Art Show Celebrates the Meteoric Rise of the Los Angeles Art Scene

ArtfixDaily / January 23rd, 2020

The LA Art Show, the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America, will officially kick-off the city’s 2020 art season at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 5-9, 2020, with a full lineup of international galleries, museum exhibitions, panel discussions, film ...

5 Things to To Do During NYC's Americana Week

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2020

New York's signature Americana Week continues through February 2, with a number of fairs, auctions, gallery and museum exhibitions and events centered on American art and antiques, and other categories, offering a mix of historic period objects deftly combined with contemporary works to reflect ...

From the Colonial to the Contemporary: The Philadelphia Show Expands and Rebrands

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2020

Celebrating its 58th edition showcasing America’s preeminent antiques and fine art dealers, The Philadelphia Show has a new look and a new approach. Nearly 60 dealers, featuring works from the 17th to the 21st centuries, will gather from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at ...

'Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945' Debuts at The Whitney This Winter

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2020

The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country's revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on ...

Collection Gift Expands Saint Louis Art Museum’s Holdings of American Modernism

ArtfixDaily / December 10th, 2019

John and Susan Horseman have given the Saint Louis Art Museum a major gift of 20th-century American art. The gift includes excellent examples of American surrealism, American Scene, and modernist painting—all areas with significant gaps in the Museum’s collection. “I am deeply grateful to John ...

'Step Inside' Edward Hopper Artworks With 2 Kinds of 3-D Experiences in Museum Shows

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Edward Hopper's seemingly stark and angst-y paintings of 20th-century America are hitting chords with audiences today. One of his most famous works, Chop Suey, sold at Christie’s New York for $92 million last year. Museum shows are covering different subject areas within the American ...

A Few Gems Pushed American Art Sales in New York to $44 Million

ArtfixDaily / November 21st, 2019

American Art Week in New York included $44 million in sales at Sotheby's and Christie's, with early modernists, illustrator artists and some small paintings doing the heavy hitting. Sotheby's sold $20.8 million in American art (62% lots sold) with a petite painting from 1862-63 by Martin ...

The Eskenazi Museum of Art’s $30 Million Renovation of I. M. Pei Building Opens With Suite of Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2019

After a two-and-a-half-year renovation, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened its doors on Nov. 7, 2019. In Bloomington, Indiana, The Eskenazi Museum has completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei-designed building, which was inaugurated in 1982 and features the ...