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Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Traveling Exhibition On American Impressionism Brings Together Prime Examples From Public and Private Collections

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

After its debut at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis (on view now through May 9, 2021), the exhibition travels to San Antonio Museum of Art (June 11–September 5, 2021) and Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA (October 9, 2021–January 9, 2022) America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a ...

An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

The passion for Outsider Art runs deep in Florida, where self-taught artists have forged an indelible mark of special attention on the creative landscape of the state.  An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art is the most comprehensive exhibition ...

Museums Send Deaccessioned American Art To Auction, While One Sells Privately For New Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Pandemic-induced impacts on museums, many temporarily closed for months to over one year, include shrinking revenue. Museums directors estimated that their institutions would be losing the equivalent of 35% of their annual operating income in 2020, according to an October survey by the American ...

Schwenke Auctioneers April 25th Spring Sale Features Paul McCartney’s Gold Record Award

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Sale Comprises Estate Jewelry & Watches, Cameras, Folk Art, Americana, Political Ephemera, Fine Art & Outsider Art, Books & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, April 25th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Spring Fine Estates Auction comprising over 600 lots of estate property including ...

Underexamined, Women-Led Pattern and Decoration Movement Explored In Expansive Exhibition at Hessel Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

This June, the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, will present With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985, the first full-scale scholarly North American survey of the groundbreaking yet understudied Pattern and Decoration art movement, originally on view at The ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Reveals Plans for Major Expansion Designed by Safdie Architects

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome ...

'Warhol and Basquiat In Focus' Includes Their 1980s Collaborative Works at Reinstalled Warhol Museum

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2021

In a large reinstallation of The Andy Warhol Museum’s fourth-floor gallery, Warhol and Basquiat In Focus: Works from the Permanent Collection presents for the first time the Pittsburgh museum’s near-entire holdings of artworks and ephemera related to Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), the ...

Take a Virtual Tour of 'Alice Neel: People Come First'

Vulture / April 6th, 2021

Through August 1, 2021, the retrospective of American artist Alice Neel (1900–1984) now at The Met focuses attention primarily on her radical "pictures of people" and cityscapes made in 20th-century New York. Alice Neel: People Come First is a career-spanning survey with approximately 100 ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art's New Galleries Will Present a Fresh Take on Art of the Americas with a Focus on Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

A Spotlight on Immigration, Colonialism, Trade, and Underrepresented Narratives On May 7, 2021, when the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils its new Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Galleries dedicated to American art from 1650 to1850, visitors will enter a succession of generously proportioned spaces to ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

Spring Forward With Timely Books on Influential Artists Alice Neel, Yayoi Kusama

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

For your book wish list this Women's History Month, these two publications share the stories of important women artists — Alice Neel and Yayoi Kusama — as major exhibitions feature their work in 2021. Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 22nd, Alice Neel: People ...

Collection of Ted and Maryanne Simmons Strengthens the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Postwar Holdings With 833 Works

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

The Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired a collection of 833 works of contemporary art assembled by Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons. The collection represents a transformative addition to the museum’s collection, particularly in the area of postwar works on paper. Comprised predominately of ...

'Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War' Traveling Exhibition of American Modernism Debuts At Brandywine River Museum of Art in June

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2021

Coming this June, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present Ralston Crawford: Air + Space + War, a remarkable exploration into U.S. aviation and military history through the art and personal experiences of American Modernist Ralston Crawford. Organized by the Vilcek Foundation, this ...

SFMOMA Announces Major Gift from the Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection Celebrating Black American Artists of the 20th Century

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced a major gift of 31 paintings, sculptures and drawings by 20 American artists from the Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection—celebrated for its intergenerational holdings of abstract art of the African diaspora. The ...

Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives Major Gift of Extraordinary Amish Quilts from the Collectors Faith and Stephen Brown

ArtfixDaily / March 9th, 2021

Textile Masterpieces Will Be Featured in an Exhibition in 2024  The Smithsonian American Art Museum has received an extraordinary gift of masterpiece Amish quilts from the collection of Faith and Stephen Brown. The group of quilts is the largest and most significant collection of ...

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 ...