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Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky—Wildling Museum Online Exhibit Explores Nocturne Painting, Astrophotography and Light Pollution

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

If you're enjoying the Pink Supermoon this week, pair your lunar looking with some nocturnes in art. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang, California, offers a dazzling virtual view of its exhibition Starry Nights: Visions of the Night Sky. The expanse of the open night sky has ...

Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2020

A Sotheby’s auction last week brought a total of $4 million, the highest-ever result for an online sale of 20th century design. The sale, which was moved from live to online, pushed past its high estimate by more than 25 percent. Highlights included a “Moorish” Twisted Wire Chandelier created ...

3 Kid-Friendly Projects from Museums To Do During School Closures

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2020

Sudden homeschooling takes a lot of juggling and tech support from parents who are trying to work from home, or are scrambling to keep their families afloat, during coronavirus lockdown orders. Museums have some answers for this scenario in the form of free activities online that will take kids ...

Sotheby's, Christie's Furlough Staff; and the Shift to Digital and Private Sales Accelerates

Observer / April 2nd, 2020

Due to the sudden loss of sales from live auctions and logistical challenges during the evolving coronavirus crisis, Sotheby’s will be furloughing 12 percent of its staff, about 200 people, first reported the Wall Street Journal. Christie’s will be furloughing some staff in Europe, laying off ...

Need a New Zoom Background? This Museum Has You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

For people with stay-at-home orders shifting to Zoom and other virtual meeting apps, the North Carolina Museum of Art has created a suite of images for use as artistic Zoom backgrounds. Art from the museum's Italian Altar Piece Gallery and Contemporary Gallery, featuring works by Mickalene ...

Museums Share Moments of Zen With Peaceful Artworks

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2020

While many museums are currently closed to the public, some have been sharing their most zen artworks on social media with #MuseumMomentofZen. So while you #stayathome, find some peace in art. 1. Glimpse a "turning point" In Culver City, Calif., the Wende Museum preserves Cold War ...

Escape Inside a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room With These Images

ArtfixDaily / March 19th, 2020

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's 65-year career has been on the rise, notably boosted by the crowd-pleasing exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Check it out on NPR. And here's a look back on PBS NewsHour. Although every event is up in the air during the current COVID-19 ...

Watch Hundreds of Artists Tell Their Inspiring Stories, Craft in America Is Streaming Free

ArtfixDaily / March 19th, 2020

Craft in America is streaming more than a decade of its Peabody Award-winning video content and hundreds of artist stories that delight, inspire, entertain, and uplift through these challenging times. While we're at home looking for outlets for ourselves, our kids, and our families, Craft in ...

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) ...

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 ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

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 ...

For International Women’s Day, A Call to Artists and Institutions to Get Inspired by Uffizi Exhibition and Capture 'The Greatness of the Universe' in Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2020

To usher in the Uffizi Galleries’ upcoming exhibition dedicated to a female Baroque painter, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) – with the support of the Uffizi Galleries and The Medici Archive Project – is launching an appeal to present-day artists and institutions around the world to create original ...

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 ...

How Should Museums Curate Native Culture? Chicago's Field Museum Gives Indigenous People a Voice in Curation

ArtfixDaily / February 26th, 2020

Newest Field Museum exhibition will highlight Native American women and warriors, opens March 13 in Chicago University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society to host companion show For many years, Native American communities weren’t given the opportunity to tell their own ...

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions to Debut in the U.S. With Armory Show Prize and Audio Guide

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2020

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, a Paris-based nonprofit with a mission to reposition women artists in the canon of 20th century art history, will make its US debut in partnership with The Armory Show next month in New York. The partnership will culminate in the award ...

Barbara Kruger Has Some Big 'Questions' Popping Up Around L.A. During Frieze Week

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

'Who Buys the Con?' is one of 20 questions that renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger poses to passersby. For Los Angelenos and visitors, Barbara Kruger’s public art project Untitled (Questions) has her iconic text-based works emblazoned in green around the city for Frieze Week Los ...

Collage Artist Elisabeth Wild, Whose Career Took Off in Her 90s, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

Collage artist Elisabeth Wild has passed away, age 98, at her home in Guatemala.  Wild recently designed the spring edition of the pocket Tube map for London's Underground, which debuts in May, in conjunction with a major installation by her artist-daughter, Vivian Suter, to be unveiled at ...

American Craft Council Celebrates 50 Years of Awards - Check Out the Remarkable Work of This Year's Honorees

ArtfixDaily / February 12th, 2020

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing American craft, is celebrating 50 years of awards honoring individuals and organizations for exceptional artistic, scholarly, and philanthropic contributions to the craft field. Awarded biennially since 1970, ...