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Divers Say Nazi Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Fate of Looted Amber Room

Guardian / October 2nd, 2020

A group of Polish divers say they have discovered a World War II-era German ship with crates of contents that could be connected to the missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace near St Petersburg. The fabled amber and gold-leaf encrusted room, gifted to Peter the Great of Russia in 1716, ...

'Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead'  – A Century of Women-Designed Landscapes Now At-Risk Shown in Digital Exhibition and New Report

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there ...

'Storm of Progress': Upcoming Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum Will Highlight More than 200 Years of German Art

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

From Friedrich to Richter, ‘Storm of Progress’ will feature masterworks from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s renowned collection The Saint Louis Art Museum will highlight its world-class collection of German art in an exhibition presenting more than 120 works of the last 200 years, from ...

New Book 'Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly' Documents the Influential Activist-Artist Group Since 1985

ArtfixDaily / September 30th, 2020

In 1985, a bunch of feminist masked avengers began plastering posters all over downtown New York. They named galleries, museums, critics, collectors, and white male artists who contributed to an art system prejudiced against women and artists of color. Since then, the Guerrilla Girls have ...

McNay Art Museum Exhibits Its Trove of Modernist Prints by Los Tres Grandes — Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros

ArtfixDaily / September 29th, 2020

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio is offering a rare opportunity to see nearly all of the prints in its Permanent Collection by los tres grandes or “the three greats” of Mexican modernism–Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. ​​Los Tres Grandes: Obras de Rivera, ...

Landmark Exhibition at Kew Gardens Explores the Fragility of the Natural World

ArtfixDaily / September 28th, 2020

Paradise Lost will be the first UK solo exhibition by Dutch-born, Mexico-based visual artist Jan Hendrix. The landmark show at Kew Gardens, featuring new works in a number of mediums, will convey the artist’s response to the transformation of the landscape known as Kamay Botany Bay, in Sydney, ...

The Very Timely Philip Guston Retrospective Will Be Postponed For 4 Years

Guardian / September 27th, 2020

A much-anticipated exhibition of Philip Guston — the 20th-century American artist who boldly took on subjects from racism to fascism, along with abstraction and American identity themes — has been delayed for four years. Now falling on the run-up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, the show ...

A Powerful Trio of Must-See Exhibitions Are Extended As Yale University Art Gallery Reopens

ArtfixDaily / September 27th, 2020

On September 25, the Yale University Art Gallery opened to visitors for the first time in nearly seven months with new covid-19 safety measures in place. “Our world has transformed in ways we never could have imagined since the Gallery closed in March. Now, more than ever, cultural institutions ...

ARTFIXdaily Will Be Closed Week of Sept. 20

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of Sept. 20 and subscriber e-newsletter service will return on Sept. 28. The historic images shown are included in the exhibition Votes for Women: A Visual History at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, PA. On view through September 27, 2020, ...

5 Awesome Open-Air Art Settings to Stroll Outdoors or Online This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2020

Local fall foliage viewing and art getaways in the fresh air have added attraction during the pandemic. With the sampling of outdoor art destinations listed below, check ahead with each venue for advanced ticketing, as most museums now require pre-booking, or explore their websites from home for ...

'States of Mind: Art and American Democracy' to Open at The Moody in Houston

ArtfixDaily / September 17th, 2020

The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University in Houston will be reopening its galleries on September 19 with the fall exhibition States of Mind: Art and American Democracy, on view through December 19, 2020.  Reflecting on some of the most pressing topics facing American democracy, ...

Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

ARTnews / September 16th, 2020

Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a ...

American University Museum's Online 'Contested Space' Series Explores Themes Relevant to Presidential Election of 2020

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

Every four years, American University Museum in Washington, DC, presents exhibitions during the run-up to presidential elections addressing the most heavily contested issues, with the intention of educating and encouraging dialogue. This year, necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, the museum is ...

The Nation's First Native American Owned Gallery Focused Solely on Native Contemporary Artists to Open This Winter

ArtfixDaily / September 16th, 2020

K Art will debut at the end of 2020 in the heart of Buffalo’s Allentown historical district, near Seneca ­Nation of Indians Territory  New York State’s second largest city will receive unique added depth and energy to its social, economic and cultural profile at the end of 2020 with the ...

De Young and Legion of Honor Prepare To Welcome Visitors Back to Their 'Airy Galleries, Green Park Settings' in San Francisco

ArtfixDaily / September 15th, 2020

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announced the upcoming reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco. “As the city’s museums, we have been eager to be able to share the ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Explore One Man's Profound Impact On American Art, Culture and Nature Preservation With This Smithsonian Lecture Series

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will present a six-part online lecture series that examines the profound impact of Alexander von Humboldt, a renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer and one of the most influential figures of the 19th century. Talks by historians of art and science and ...

Feast Your Eyes On Monet's Birthday Cake

ArtfixDaily / September 12th, 2020

Looking for layers and layers of sugary comfort right now? For art's sake, we tried making Claude Monet's favorite birthday cake, Le Gâteau Vert. This lemony pistachio layer cake is wrapped in vibrant green fondant icing colored with spinach (don't tell the kids), and was featured as the ...

'The Blue Boy' Is Back — Take a Look at Gainsborough's Newly Restored Masterpiece

ArtfixDaily / September 10th, 2020

One of the most famous works at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), has been reinstalled in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and will be on view for visitors when the Huntington Art Gallery is allowed to ...

UBS Global Art Market Report Reveals the Mid-Year Data For Gallery Sector

Art Basel / September 9th, 2020

Art Basel has released the mid-year UBS Global Art Market Report, written in partnership with economist Dr. Clare McAndrew, with data relating both the positive and negative impacts of the global health crisis on the art market. The Impact of COVID-19 on the Gallery Sector report surveyed 795 ...