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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 ...

Botticelli 'Young Man' Portrait Realizes $92.2 Million At Sotheby's Auction

New York Times / January 28th, 2021

A rare portrait by Florentine Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli brought $92.2 million at a livestreamed Sotheby's sale on Thursday morning. The price is the highest at auction for an Old Master work since Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" fetched $450.3 million in 2017. It is also the ...

'Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint' Art Documentary Named Eligible For Consideration in 93rd Academy Awards®

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2021

It is more than time to tell the untold heroine stories. And there are many of them. This is one. - Halina Dyrschka, director of Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday the feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated ...

U.S. Premiere of 'Glasstress' Showcases The Work of Leading International Artists in Collaboration With Venetian Glass Masters

ArtfixDaily / January 26th, 2021

Some of the world's leading contemporary artists have been invited to breathe new life into centuries-old glassmaking in Venice ― maestros of glassblowing from the legendary Berengo Studio residency help artists manifest their visions. A new exhibition features 34 artists in the glass ...

'Rethinking the Boundaries of Western American Art' Virtual Program Accompanies 'Creating the American West in Art' Exhibition at The Frist Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / January 26th, 2021

The Frist Art Museum presents Creating the American West in Art, an exhibition of nearly 80 paintings and sculptures ranging in date from 1822 to 1946 and made by such notable artists as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, ...

'Moving Vision' Exhibition of Op and Kinetic Art To Feature Doctors, Scientists in Virtual Programs

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2021

A new exhibition opening at Oklahoma City Museum of Art on Feb. 20, “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies,” features movement – both real and perceived. “Moving Vision,” organized by OKCMOA, highlights one of the great strengths of the Museum’s permanent collection – ...

Take A Virtual Tour Of 'All Is Possible,' First Retrospective of Pioneering Jewelry Designer Mary Ann Scherr

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2021

Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University presented All is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal, the first retrospective devoted to jewerly designer Mary Ann Scherr, which was on view to Dec. 23, 2020. See highlights in this virtual tour of the galleries. All is ...

'Meeting the Moon' Exhibition Highlights Lunar Themed Works at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / January 22nd, 2021

The Asheville Art Museum will present Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021, in Asheville, North ...

See Inside Vassar College's 'Women Picturing Women' Virtual Exhibition Featured By Master Drawings New York

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2021

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College has two exhibitions on view in the 15th annual Master Drawings New York, the pre-eminent event for the celebration and exhibition of Old Master through contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures in the United States. The online ...

Biden Picks An Array of American Paintings, Sculpture Busts To Decorate the Oval Office

Washington Post / January 21st, 2021

Following tradition, the Oval Office has been redecorated for the new Biden administration. The selections reflect President Biden's aspirations for his administration. The Washington Post got a preview of the office, noting that a large portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader through ...

Barbara Erickson, Leader of America's Oldest Conservation Nonprofit, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / January 21st, 2021

Barbara Erickson, The Trustees President and CEO, died on the afternoon of January 15, 2021. After a valiant struggle with cancer, Barbara passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home. The Trustees of Reservations is America's oldest conservation nonprofit and the organization cares for ...

This Historic American Painting Selected For The Biden Inauguration Conveys A Message

ArtfixDaily / January 20th, 2021

The “inauguration painting” displayed at a reception inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday delivered on a message of hope for peace just as the new administration was sworn in. Incoming first lady Jill Biden and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) selected the painting as the official artwork for the ...

Stolen 500-Year-Old Copy of 'Salvator Mundi' Is Returned To A Museum That Didn't Miss It

BBC / January 20th, 2021

A copy of Salvator Mundi, the price record-smashing painting said to be a rare work by Leonardo da Vinci, was found in a bedroom cupboard in Naples on Saturday, reports the BBC. The recovered copy, maybe dating from the early 1500s, is thought to be by one of da Vinci's students, ...

Pink Seesaw Installation on the US-Mexico Border Wall Wins Design of the Year Award

Guardian / January 19th, 2021

Pink seesaws installed at the US-Mexico border won a 2020 Design of the Year Award, in the annual recognition sponsored by Beazley and the Design Museum (UK). The Teeter-Totter Wall aimed to bring people together with a playful and meaningful bridge between sides on the border of El Paso, Texas, ...

Browse New York's Antiques Week 2021 Online and With Select In-Person Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2021

Precautions due to the pandemic have created more online opportunities for collectors worldwide to browse the events of Antiques Week, also known as Americana Week, in Manhattan this January. Some Antiques Week events have been moved online entirely while others present in a hybrid of in-person ...

Rare Ruth Clement Bond Quilt, Historical American Woodcarvings and European Prints Among High Museum of Art's Recent Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2021

In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art continued an expansion of its collection in 2020 with new acquisitions, including the major purchase of a rare “Tennessee Valley Authority” quilt designed by Ruth Clement Bond and important gifts of American sculpture and European works.  The acquisitions ...

'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' Online Programming Announced Ahead of Opening at the New Museum Next Month

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2021

The New Museum has announced programming and a new opening date for “Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” an exhibition originally conceived by Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019) for the New Museum, and presented with curatorial support from advisors Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn ...

Netflix’s Blown Away Features Corning Museum of Glass in Season 2, Streaming January 22

ArtfixDaily / January 11th, 2021

Arguably the hottest show on Netflix, the glassblowing competition series Blown Away–once again featuring expert glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass–returns for a second season on January 22, 2021. The Museum will also host an exhibit of work made during Season 2, featuring one object ...

Get Drawn In By 'Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper' at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / January 10th, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art has announced the forthcoming exhibition Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper. The exhibition (Jan. 12-March 12, 2021) is comprised of more than 20 watercolor paintings acquired by a private collector over a span of three decades. The unique collection highlights ...

Artist/Designer Katie Stout Curates Objects on the 'Fringe' in This Shaker Museum Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / January 7th, 2021

Shaker Museum launched its latest exhibition Fringe Selects (through Feb. 28, 2021) in collaboration with artist/designer Katie Stout. Through a selection of Shaker material chosen by Stout from the Shaker Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores the breadth of Shaker objects by ...