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Ahead: ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of August 9; The Pollinator Pavilion Opens at Thomas Cole Site

ArtfixDaily / August 6th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will be closed next week and will resume on August 17. This Friday, August 7, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, unveils The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion and Dana ...

New Commissions by 100 Women Marking Centennial of 19th Amendment Debut Online August 18

ArtfixDaily / August 4th, 2020

100 Women Artists and Cultural Creators Respond to Centennial of the 19th Amendment and 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in America in the Context of COVID and Black Lives Matter On August 18, marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Park Avenue Armory and lead partner ...

Media Scion James Murdoch's Company Takes Stake in Art Basel Owner

Hollywood Reporter / August 3rd, 2020

Days after resigning from News Corp.'s board of directors, James Murdoch has been approved to join the board of MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel and its art fair platforms. Murdoch's Lupa Systems was approved by the MCH Group board of directors on Aug. 3 to allow the investment and ...

Basquiat Sells For Record In-App Price of $10.8 Million on Loïc Gouzer's Fair Warning

High Snobiety / August 2nd, 2020

Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 Untitled brought $10.8 million on Loïc Gouzer's new Fair Warning app last Thursday. The price is a world record for an in-app purchase. The oil stick on paper was estimated to sell for between $8 million to $12 million. According to the New York Times, the work had ...

A New Kind of Virtual Online Museum of Art to Debut This Summer

Hypebeast / August 2nd, 2020

The Virtual Online Museum of Art plans to be the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum. Opening online on August 14, VOMA will present curated exhibitions featuring seminal works from major institutions around the world, alongside works by contemporary artists and ...

House Votes For a National Latino Museum to Be Part of Smithsonian

NBC News / July 27th, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum in the nation’s capital. The initiative had wide bipartisan support and passed unanimously by voice vote, reports NBC News. "It's time for Latinos to see our contributions, our ...

Take an Online Tour of 'Fantastic Women' to Explore Works by the Hidden Heroines of Surrealism

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream crea­ture – in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surre­alist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surre­alist group, as compan­ions or ...

Art Nouveau Ceramics, Scheherazade in Gilded Age Art and an Artist's White House Coming Up at the Crocker

ArtfixDaily / July 25th, 2020

While the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., is currently closed and preparing to reopen, a suite of new summer exhibitions await visitors. A major exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of California artist Wayne Thiebaud is also planned for the fall. "Al Farrow: The White House" is ...

One-Third of U.S. Arts Institutions May Close This Year; PPP Loans Lagged Behind the Billions in Losses

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2020

A survey released by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) this week relayed a bleak outlook for U.S. arts institutions during ongoing pandemic-produced shutdowns: one-third expect that they could close completely this year.  From responses taken from 760 museum directors, 33 percent ...

New York City Wants Locals to Get Out and Enjoy Free Public Art Programs With a New Digital Resource

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2020

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, has just launched All In NYC: Public Art Edition, showcasing dozens of free, public art programs across the City for New Yorkers now, and eventually ...

UPDATE: Kidnapped German Art Curator Hella Mewis Is Rescued In Iraq

Deutsche Welle / July 21st, 2020

(Update 7/24/20) An Iraqi security official cited by the Associated Press said German art curator Hella Mewis was released in a security operation outside Baghdad. A German art curator was kidnapped on Monday night by unidentified miltants in Baghdad, according to multiple reports. ...

6 Leading Artists Will Present Work for the 2nd Edition of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center 

ArtfixDaily / July 21st, 2020

Frieze and Tishman Speyer have announced a special exhibition of site-specific works by six renowned artists, which will comprise the second year of Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center. Usually held in the spring as part of the wider programming of Frieze New York, Frieze Sculpture at ...

25 Chinese and American Artists Exhibited Together in 'Matter + Spirit'

ArtfixDaily / July 17th, 2020

A new online exhibition showcases contemporary Chinese and American artists at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in Montecito, Calif. Matter + Spirit: A Chinese/American Exhibition (through August 15) showcases the work of 25 artists involved in a cross-cultural program promoting creative ...

Longtime Director of Minnesota Museum of American Art Is 'Released From Her Position'

Star Tribune / July 16th, 2020

Gregory Page, Board Chair of the M (Minnesota Museum of American Art) announced on July 14 that Kristin Makholm has been released from her position as Executive Director of the M after serving for more than a decade. “An Interim Director will be announced shortly, and the Board will begin a ...

Adding to Its Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries, Crystal Bridges Acquires a Collection of Native American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art last week announced the acquisition of 31 modern and contemporary artworks by 25 Native American artists from the Bruce Hartman collection in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection of 30 paintings and one sculpture date from the 1920s to 2000 and include ...

Timely Exhibitions 'Just Connect,' 'Alien vs. Citizen' Debut and More Ahead at MCA Chicago

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to reopen to the public on Friday, July 24, 2020, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the museum website for visitor guidelines and to make online reservations in advance. MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn says, ...

Want to Get Lost Inside Art?: These Immersive Exhibitions Are Pulling In New Audiences

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

Paris-based Culturespaces creates immersive digital exhibitions at varied sites worldwide and manages arts and heritage sites across France. Millions have stepped into the private company's digital art centers, showcasing works by such artists as Marc Chagall, Yves Klein, Claude Monet and Vincent ...

Christie's New Kind of Global Live 'Relay' Auction Tops $420 Million

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

On Friday, July 10, Christie’s rolled out a new concept with ONE, a global live auction offering Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Design in a relay of livestreamed sales in four cities.  During the pandemic, with restrictions varying by locale for ...

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art

ArtfixDaily / July 12th, 2020

Modern Mix: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cahoon Museum of American of Art is a collaborative exhibition between two of Cape Cod’s esteemed art museums presenting colorful, bold artwork from the modern art period. Spanning works from the late nineteenth and twentieth ...

Some Parts of Arts Industry Got Multimillions in PPP Loans

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

A slice of the $521 billion in government economic relief meant for small businesses in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic went to an array of museums, art galleries, auction houses, art media, institutions, foundations, artists and others. A list of loans of $150,000 and above was made ...