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Historic New England Presents Artful Stories, An Online Experience That Explores Regional Stories Through Art

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

Artful Stories reflects what it is about New England – its architecture, landscapes, townscapes, and people – that imbues the region with a unique sense of place. The paintings, selected from an extensive collection, date from the 1730s to today, and are arranged by theme. Land & ...

The Natural World of Giovanna Garzoni Brings the Pitti Palace Back to Life

ArtfixDaily / May 28th, 2020

100 works of art, in the first major exhibition devoted to this Baroque artist and friend of Artemisia Gentileschi, bring the Florentine grand ducal palace back to life after lockdown. Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt notes, “Garzoni's art marks the rebirth of the Grand Dukes' palace after a long ...

Pristine Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Discovered Under Italian Vineyard

CNN / May 27th, 2020

A well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor was found by archaeologists under a hillside vineyard in northern Italy. Officials in the township of Negrar, north of Verona, posted photos of the colorful and complex flooring after the discovery, noting that a Roman villa had been known to exist in ...

Take a Peek at the Raphael Exhibition Back On In Rome

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2020

A much anticipated loan exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael will reopen from June 2 to August 30 in Rome after the exhibit abruptly closed in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.  A video overview of the exhibition is available ...

From Paul Revere to Jacob Lawrence, Artist Soldiers Are Recognized in Georgia Museum of Art's Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2020

Every summer, the Georgia Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Is First Major US Art Institution to Reopen

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2020

Over the weekend, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was among the first major art museums in the U.S. to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. New protocols for visitors are in place, from the required wearing of masks and temperature testing, to timed tickets for entry and social distancing of ...

Blanton Museum of Art's 'Bake-Off' Art Challenge Delivers Delicious Results

ArtfixDaily / May 21st, 2020

As part of a suite of #MuseumFromHome offerings, Austin's Blanton Museum of Art posited a bake-off challenge online, with a call for locals and global citizens to make edible renditions of the museum's collection artworks. Professional and amateur entrants were judged separately and the winning ...

Harvard Art Museums Announce New Tours of "Painting Edo" Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2020

The Harvard Art Museums today launched a collection of online tours of the special exhibition Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection; the series is made possible through the museums’ partnership with the Google Cultural Institute and is available on the Google Arts & Culture ...

U.S. Art Galleries Project 73% Loss in Q2 Revenue Due to COVID-19 Developments

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) reports that art galleries across the U.S. project an overall gross revenue loss of 73% in the second quarter of 2020 and have already seen an overall 31% loss in revenue for quarter one, as a result of developments from COVID-19. While 85% of ...

HOTA, Home of the Arts Open Call for 20 Australia Gold Coast Artists to be Presented in a New $40M Gallery

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

HOTA, Home of the Arts has announced a commissioning opportunity for 20 Australian artists to be presented in a major exhibition in its new Gallery opening in 2021. In early 2021, HOTA in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, will open the City’s new AUD$60.5M (approx. USD$40M) Gallery. ...

Webby Awards Go to National Museum of Women in the Arts, London Art Studies, and Harvard Film Archive

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

The Webby Awards, the Internet's top honors for websites, video, advertising, media & PR, apps, mobile, and voice, social, podcasts, and games, has recognized a number of international arts initiatives. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 ...

Paris's Arc de Triomphe Wrapping by Christo Delayed Again, Plus Venice Biennale Dates Pushed Out

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2020

The long-awaited project by artist Christo to wrap Paris’s Arc de Triomphe in fabric has been pushed to 2021. Set to go on view this September, the project, which he first conceived with late wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 1962, involves 269,097 square feet of silvery blue fabric ...

Art Exhibitions for the Maine Bicentennial Give a Picture of Place

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2020

To celebrate Maine’s 200th anniversary of statehood, art museums across the state have been planning special exhibitions for 2020. While museums are temporarily closed during the health crisis, some of the exhibits can be previewed online. The Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Humanities ...

Penguins Prefer Caravaggio to Monet in Museum's Viral Video

ArtfixDaily / May 14th, 2020

Humboldt penguins from Kansas City Zoo toured the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, which is temporarily closed to the public, in a special visit last week. "Quarantine has caused everyone to go a little stir-crazy, even the residents of the Kansas City Zoo. So several of the penguins decided to go ...

Searching for Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Sweatpants...Fine Chocolate? Museum Shops Have Got You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2020

{{image}} For many, life in pandemic times has boiled down to basics like eating and working or hustling to figure out next steps, while clad in leisure wear and paired with a mask when venturing out. You can shop for these essential needs online with art-centric results while supporting ...

Artist Tavares Strachan's Prophetic Project "We Are In This Together" Is a Provocative Illumination

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

Tavares Strachan chose the phrase WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER to ground a sweeping art initiative five years ago. But at this particular moment in time, the universal abstracted text has taken on new significance as a truism for local, national and global realities. Internationally renowned artist ...

Take a Stroll in Miami's Bayfront Vizcaya Gardens

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2020

In Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ beautiful bayfront gardens are now open and tickets can be reserved online. With 10 acres of outdoor gardens, Vizcaya offers the community ample space to maintain social distance with a low-density experience. For those who are not local, go online to ...

Take an Inspiring Armchair Journey Through Historic Artists' Homes in America

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Want to spend the weekend at Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's Hamptons cottage? View the desert gardens from Georgia O'Keeffe's beloved Abiquiu? Take a virtual getaway there and to dozens more amazing artists' places with a fresh travel guide.   A new guidebook to Historic ...

Museum Week Kicks Off With Even More Reasons to Get Virtual Culture

ArtfixDaily / May 11th, 2020

Museum Week is live from May 11 to 17 with “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags,” on the most popular social platforms around the world: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Weibo, WeChat, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, and YouTube. The digital initiative #MuseumWeek first launched in Europe way back in ...

Thomas W. Sokolowski, Former Andy Warhol Museum Director, Remembered

Post Gazette / May 10th, 2020

Thomas W. Sokolowski, longtime director of the Andy Warhol Museum, died May 6 following a seizure that caused major brain damage. He was 70. Sokolowski was one of the founders of Visual AIDS, the New York nonprofit that raised awareness about HIV in the 1980s and began the impactful Day ...