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Decorative Arts Trust Announces Inaugural Recipients of IDEAL Internship Grants

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

IDEAL Internship Grants Awarded to the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University, The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Backstreet Cultural Museum, MFA Boston, and Newport Restoration Foundation — Inaugural Decorative Arts Trust Grants Support Young Scholars The Decorative Arts Trust ...

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Receives the Extraordinary American Art Collection of Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. and Susan Cragg Stebbins have given their outstanding collection of American art to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The couple have made their gift in honor of Mrs. Stebbins’s parents, Evelyn and Henry Cragg, longtime residents of ...

'Cross Pollination' Traveling Exhibition and VR Experience Mixes Contemporary Art, 19th-Century Paintings and Ecology

ArtfixDaily / March 8th, 2021

The exhibition travels in 2021 (see full schedule below); a VR experience is available from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site, and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site have announced that “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our ...

'Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation' Highlights the Artist's Great Passion — Teaching

UC DAVIS / March 2nd, 2021

The profound influence of Wayne Thiebaud is explored both in the Crocker Art Museum's major traveling survey of the centenarian artist and also in a new exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum where his role as a teacher and "influencer" is highlighted. Thiebaud, who turned 100 last November ...

'Still Remembering Those Ladies' Exhibition of Historic Women Artists Opens At Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art now presents Still Remembering Those Ladies. The exhibition follows the groundbreaking show Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School held at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in 2010. Co-curated by Nancy Siegel, Ph.D. and Hawthorne Fine Art’s Jennifer Krieger, ...

Take A Video Tour of 'Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration' On View In Houston

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel by presenting a unique group exhibition and original programs in recognition of this important milestone in the history of Houston and the arts at Rice. The season will honor the legacy of John and ...

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, museum founder Duncan Phillips wrote in A Collection in the Making, “Art offers two great gifts of emotion—the emotion of recognition ...

Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Friday Foundation, established to realize the ...

MASS MoCA To Open A Skyspace By James Turrell, Adding To Comprehensive Multi-Decade Retrospective Currently On View

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

The Skypace, Set to Open on May 29, 2021, Will be One of the Largest in North America "What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.” - James Turrell The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and James Turrell have announced that a new Skyspace will ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

Magic Realism Is Reexamined in Georgia Museum of Art Exhibition, Catalogue

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Long overshadowed by the rise of abstract expressionism in the 1950s, magic realism’s reputation is on the way up again. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism” from February 27 to June ...

58-Foot Bronze Frieze Begun For First-Ever National World War I Monument In D.C.

USA Today / February 14th, 2021

A massive 38-figure sculptural frieze at the center of a new memorial commemorating those who served in the First World War is underway. The "nation's official World War I monument when it's unveiled in Washington, D.C., in 2023 or 2024, may be the largest freestanding bronze relief in the ...

'Crafting America' Debuts At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts Crafting America, which will be on view February 6 to May 31, 2021, with an array of programs and a virtual experience of the exhibition.   Crafting America is the first exhibition at Crystal Bridges dedicated to the subject of modern and ...

View Highlights Of This Extensive Florida Art Collection Gifted to the University of Florida

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

A private collection of Florida works of art, some created by the foremost artists of their time, has a new home at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints—the largest single art collection ever donated to the university—as well as ...

'Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists' Premieres On HBO February 9

ArtfixDaily / February 3rd, 2021

"Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists", a documentary premiering on HBO on February 9th surveys African-American artists who have contributed to the art canon in the U.S. over two centuries. Directed by Sam Pollard, the film draws on “Two Centuries of ...

Attempted Robbery Of Warhol Artwork At Memorial Art Gallery Under Investigation

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Police in Rochester, New York, confirmed an attempted robbery from an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) on Sunday, according to reports. The museum released a statement: “The matter is still under investigation and we’re working on putting the pieces together to ...

Gee's Bend Quilts Are Selling Quickly In New Shops On Etsy

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Online retailer Etsy announced on its blog a new offering of coveted quilts by makers from Gee's Bend on Monday. Sales appear to be brisk; 12 quilts were quickly sold from one quilter, Doris Pettway of KandKQuiltedTreasure, since the makers' shops debuted in honor of Black History Month. From ...

Beauford Delaney Exhibition Travels To Asheville Art Museum This Spring

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Featuring more than 40 paintings and works on paper, Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom examines the career evolution of modern painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville, TN 1901–1979 Paris, France) within the context of his 38-year friendship with writer James Baldwin (New York 1924-1987 ...

The Cheech, A Chicano Art Center To Open This Fall In California

NY Times / January 31st, 2021

Nicknamed The Cheech, a new center focused on Mexican-American art and culture is set to open this fall in Riverside, California. A significant portion of actor and comedian Cheech Marin's 700-piece collection will always be exhibited at the center. Marin has developed the finest private ...

Berkshire Museum Renovates Building With Funds Raised From Art Sales

WAMC / January 31st, 2021

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has begun an initial $3.5 million improvement and redesign plan using money raised by controversial art sales in 2018, reports WAMC. Nearly $50 million was raised by auctioning off collection artworks, including Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's ...