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Transformed Asian Art Museum Unveils New Pavilion with teamLab: Continuity

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

“We believe that there is a borderless, continuous relationship between us and the world.” — Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab founder  Swirls of butterflies that twirl and fade, sunflowers that bloom and perish, crisscrossing crows in flight, streams of luminous ink, rooms alive with light ...

Julie Mehretu Painting Brings Artist Auction Record of $6.5 Million on Artsy

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

Julie Mehretu’s massive painting Dissident Score (2019–21) brought $6.5 million on Artsy last Thursday, setting a record for the artist at auction. Ethiopian-born American artist Mehretu, 51, whose two-decades worth of work is currently on view in a major retrospective at the Whitney ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

Baltimore Museum of Art to Open Show Celebrating Rebellious Women Through History

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

From the heroines of ancient myth to the female trailblazers of the modern era, centuries of independent and rebellious women have been trivialized or condemned through the degrading myths and gendered stereotypes perpetuated in printed imagery. From July 18–December 19, 2021, the Baltimore ...

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

ArtfixDaily / June 10th, 2021

The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: ...

Venice Biennale 2022 Will Center On A Re-Envisioning Life Theme Inspired By Leonora Carrington Book

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

The pressure of technology, the outbreak of the pandemic, the heightening of social tensions, and the looming threat of environmental disaster remind us every day that as mortal bodies, we are neither invincible nor self-sufficient, but rather part of a symbiotic web of interdependencies that ...

Versailles Debuts Its First-Ever Hotel

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

France's most opulent palace that once housed Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette is emerging from the pandemic with a new luxury experience. Versailles has launched the hotel Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle featuring period 18th-century furnishings and meticulous design ...

Freeman's American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Sale Breaks Multiple Auction Records

ArtfixDaily / June 9th, 2021

Freeman’s has announced the results of its June 6 American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, which far outperformed its overall estimate to achieve an impressive sale result of nearly $3.5M. The 89-lot auction featured a 91% sell-through rate and multiple standout sales, confirming ...

Asian Art in London Launches A New Digital Sales Magazine With Prices Listed

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Asian Art in London will launch a new digital sales magazine, featuring 52 carefully curated works of Asian art from 26 of Asian Art in London’s dealer participants. Due to be published bi-monthly, this sales platform gives collectors digital access to works of art across the Asian art spectrum ...

Traveling Exhibition and New Catalogue Highlighting the Multidimensional Creativity of Alma W. Thomas Premieres at the Chrysler in July

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Renowned artist Alma W. Thomas’ (1891-1978) artistic journey took her from Columbus, Georgia to international acclaim. Alma W. Thomas: Everything Is Beautiful will offer a comprehensive overview of her extraordinary career with more than 150 objects, including late-career paintings that have ...

Sublime Works in 'Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group' To Be Revealed in U.S. Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The major traveling exhibition Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group kicks off this summer. This landmark museum exhibition—the first exhibition of this important group of American modernists to be shown beyond New Mexico’s borders, and the first to be accompanied by a ...

Brandywine River Museum Reopens June 20 With 'Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War'

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, 2021, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations. Additionally, the Museum’s other galleries have been ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Has Its Largest Pottery Sale Ever on June 17

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will proudly conduct its largest ever sale dedicated exclusively to pottery. Curated by Director of Ceramics Riley Humler, the auction is entitled Keramics & Rookwood: American & European Art Pottery and features ...

Aiming to Capture the 'Insane Visual Transience of Beauty,' Damien Hirst's Cherry Blossoms Series Debuts at Fondation Cartier This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. […] They’re decorative but taken from nature. […] They’re garish and messy and fragile and about me moving away from Minimalism and the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter and ...

Thomas Clark Collection of American Impressionist Paintings On View at the Palmer Museum This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2021

As the days grow longer and the weather warmer, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open Summer Light: American Impressionist Paintings from the Thomas Clark Collection. On view through August 29, this special exhibition features twenty-four paintings from the major forthcoming gift ...

Artist Sam Durant Sends a Message With An Enormous Abstracted Drone For New York's High Line Plinth

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2021

Artist Sam Durant and Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani will unveil Durant’s new large-scale public artwork Untitled (drone), a fiberglass sculpture depicting a Predator drone that is mounted 25 feet high, next Monday at the High Line Plinth, located on the High Line at 30th Street ...

French Woman Ends Long-Running Battle Over Pissarro Looted by Nazis

BBC / June 1st, 2021

A long legal battle over a Pissarro painting in an American museum collection was ended by a French woman in her 80s whose adoptive parents owned the work until Nazi occupation. Léone-Noëlle Meyer found out in 2012 that her family's Nazi-looted painting was held in the University of Oklahoma's ...

Summer Destination: 'Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment' Opens June 12 at the Thomas Cole Site and Olana

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2021

From June 12-October 31, 2021, a special new exhibition is presented jointly at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill and Frederic Church’s Olana (State Historic Site) in Hudson in New York’s Hudson River Skywalk Region. The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site, and the ...

A Luminous 26-Foot Tiffany Landscape Window Is Unveiled at The Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2021

Seen by very few people for over a century, the monumental window will now be a permanent centerpiece welcoming thousands of visitors near the Michigan Avenue entrance of The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago revealed in its galleries last week an extraordinary memorial ...

10 Works That Show Monet as a 'Struggling Artist' Under Pressure on View at Seattle Art Museum This Summer

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2021

The Seattle Art Museum will present Monet at Étretat (July 1–October 17, 2021), exploring the artist’s engagement with Étretat, a seaside village in Normandy, France. The exhibition takes Fishing Boats at Étretat (1885), the only work by Claude Monet in SAM’s collection, as inspiration, ...