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'Alive With Birds' Exhibition Brings Together Historic Art to Illustrate the Role of Bird Advocate William Brewster

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2022

“To my great surprise, the Farm was simply alive with birds, the entire morning.” William Brewster, April 7, 1893.   The Concord Museum in Concord, Massacusetts, has collaborated with Mass Audubon on the special exhibition, Alive with Birds: William Brewster in Concord, on view March 4, ...

Major Exhibition of American Art From a Transformative Era Heads to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2022

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will host the highly anticipated exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France from April 16, 2022 to July 31, 2022. The exhibition, which made its debut at the Denver Art Museum, focuses on a group of aspiring artists who, between the late ...

New Exhibition on Artists' Perceptions of War Opens at Clark Art Institute

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2022

The Clark Art Institute’s latest exhibition presents four centuries of war imagery from Europe and the United States in As They Saw It: Artists Witnessing War, on view March 5–May 30, 2022. Spanning European and American art from 1520–1920, the exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs ...

Consignor Abruptly Pulls CryptoPunk NFTs, Expected to Bring $30 Million, from Sotheby's Sale

New York Times / February 24th, 2022

A single lot of NFTs — 104 digital art assets known as CryptoPunks — that was estimated to bring much as $30 million and set a benchmark for the growing category, was suddenly withdrawn at a Sotheby's sale on Wednesday. The saleroom floor went into a stunned silence, reports the New York Times, ...

First Museum Retrospective of Painter Matthew Wong Opens at Dallas Museum of Art This Fall

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2022

The first museum retrospective and US museum exhibition devoted to the late painter Matthew Wong premieres this fall at the Dallas Museum of Art, the only museum that collected the artist’s work during his lifetime. Featuring approximately 60 paintings created by Wong during his short yet ...

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's Vanity Fair Covers Suggest A Surreal Escape for 2022

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2022

Conceptual artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, along with stylist and editor Katie Grand, are behind a new set of otherwordly (but very L.A.) Vanity Fair covers. A showcase for fashion and entertainment, Vanity Fair's 28th annual Hollywood Issue comes with eight different ...

New Exhibition 'Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration' Explores the Artist's Influential Final Years

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2022

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site Presents New Exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” Curated by Franklin Kelly, Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Art Thomas Cole was already the most famous landscape painter in America when he died unexpectedly at the age of 47 ...

Schwenke Auctioneers February 27th Sale Comprises Over 350 Lots of Eclectic Fine & Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs and Fine Art Frames

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2022

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, February 27th at 11:00am Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its February Eclectic Estates Auction with an offering of over 350 lots of freshly consigned estate property. The auction features property from an Old Saybrook estate, a Westchester County NY collector, a ...

A Congolese Collective Mints NFTs of Sculpture in a Virginia Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2022

In what has been described as both a novel digital restitution, and alternatively as a "breach of copyright," the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC) says that they are claiming their heritage by "using the magic powers of NFTs" (Non-Fungible Tokens). Made from an image of a ...

'Shifting the Silence' Exhibition at SFMOMA Amplifies Women Artists This Spring

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2022

A thought-provoking range of exhibitions will debut at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this spring, inspiring new ways to see and engage with the world. The role of an architect in the age of climate change is examined in the exclusive exhibition Nature × Humanity: Oxman ...

'Fault Lines' Exhibition to Explore Themes of Art and the Environment

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2022

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) will lead its spring schedule with the blockbuster exhibition Fault Lines: Art and the Environment, on view April 2 to July 17, 2022, highlighting contemporary artists’ responses to current environmental concerns through an immersive multimedia exhibition ...

Museum to Return Easter Island Moai 'Head'

Phys.org / February 21st, 2022

A 1,500-pound giant sculptural head taken from Easter Island by the Chilean navy in 1870 will be returned. Chile's National Museum of Natural History said Monday it will return the stone statue, dubbed Moai Tau, to the Rapa Nui people. "For the Rapa Nui, their ancestors, funerary objects and ...

Barnes Foundation Unveils Its First-Ever Native American Art Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2022

This spring, the Barnes Foundation presents Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community, a major exhibition of historic and contemporary Southwest Native art, including Pueblo and Navajo pottery, textiles, and jewelry. Exploring living artistic traditions that promote individual ...

Murillo's Prodigal Son Series Brought Together in Major Loan Exhibition Following Restoration

ArtfixDaily / February 20th, 2022

The Meadows Museum, SMU now presents a major exhibition focusing on Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s series of six paintings illustrating the biblical parable of the prodigal son. On loan from the National Gallery of Ireland, the canvases travel to the United States for the first time for Murillo: ...

The Winter Show Is Rescheduled to Open April 1 at the Former Barneys Flagship Store

ArtfixDaily / February 20th, 2022

The Winter Show has announced that the 68th edition of the fair will take place April 1–10, 2022 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York, following the postponement of its previously scheduled January dates due to surges in COVID-19 cases. The 2022 edition will ...

Massachusetts Modernist and Marsh-Themed Works Form 2 New Exhibitions at Cape Ann Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 20th, 2022

Stretching across 25,000 acres of vast salt marsh, barrier beaches, and tidal rivers on Massachusetts’ North Shore is the Great Marsh, a natural wonder that has captivated many artists over the years. Window on the Marsh is a new exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum that features two works of the ...

5 Swoon-Worthy Museum Shows for Valentine's Weekend Strolling

ArtfixDaily / February 10th, 2022

This weekend ahead of Valentine's Day, visitors can catch five exhibitions packing some emotional punch—from sensuality to sadness, light-heartedness to power—at museums across the U.S. Radiating energy and magnificence in grand artworks, The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's (MFA) Bernini ...

The British Museum Turns J.M.W. Turner Artworks Into NFTs

The Art Newspaper / February 9th, 2022

After launching 200 Hokusai works into NFT sales last fall, The British Museum is now offering up prized works by J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851) as collectible NFTs. The Turner NFTs, comprising a jpeg edition with "tradable" code on the blockchain, start at around €4,999 ($5,660). "Think of it as ...

Variations of Place: Southern California Impressionism in the Early 20th Century

ArtfixDaily / February 8th, 2022

UC Irvine Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art (Langson IMCA), in Irvine, Calif., announced that its next exhibition, Variations of Place: Southern California Impressionism in the Early 20th Century, will be presented at its interim location at 18881 Von Karman Avenue ...

Santa Barbara Transforms Into a Van Gogh Destination With City-Wide Events During Landmark Exhibition This Spring

ArtfixDaily / February 8th, 2022

Santa Barbara, a seaside city known for its café culture, sweeping views and vibrant arts scene, is set to draw visitors this spring for a full van Gogh experience. Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) and in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, Through Vincent’s Eyes: ...