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MASS MoCA To Open A Skyspace By James Turrell, Adding To Comprehensive Multi-Decade Retrospective Currently On View

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

The Skypace, Set to Open on May 29, 2021, Will be One of the Largest in North America "What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.” - James Turrell The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and James Turrell have announced that a new Skyspace will ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

Magic Realism Is Reexamined in Georgia Museum of Art Exhibition, Catalogue

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Long overshadowed by the rise of abstract expressionism in the 1950s, magic realism’s reputation is on the way up again. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism” from February 27 to June ...

58-Foot Bronze Frieze Begun For First-Ever National World War I Monument In D.C.

USA Today / February 14th, 2021

A massive 38-figure sculptural frieze at the center of a new memorial commemorating those who served in the First World War is underway. The "nation's official World War I monument when it's unveiled in Washington, D.C., in 2023 or 2024, may be the largest freestanding bronze relief in the ...

'Crafting America' Debuts At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / February 5th, 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts Crafting America, which will be on view February 6 to May 31, 2021, with an array of programs and a virtual experience of the exhibition.   Crafting America is the first exhibition at Crystal Bridges dedicated to the subject of modern and ...

View Highlights Of This Extensive Florida Art Collection Gifted to the University of Florida

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

A private collection of Florida works of art, some created by the foremost artists of their time, has a new home at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints—the largest single art collection ever donated to the university—as well as ...

'Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists' Premieres On HBO February 9

ArtfixDaily / February 3rd, 2021

"Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists", a documentary premiering on HBO on February 9th surveys African-American artists who have contributed to the art canon in the U.S. over two centuries. Directed by Sam Pollard, the film draws on “Two Centuries of ...

Attempted Robbery Of Warhol Artwork At Memorial Art Gallery Under Investigation

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Police in Rochester, New York, confirmed an attempted robbery from an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) on Sunday, according to reports. The museum released a statement: “The matter is still under investigation and we’re working on putting the pieces together to ...

Gee's Bend Quilts Are Selling Quickly In New Shops On Etsy

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Online retailer Etsy announced on its blog a new offering of coveted quilts by makers from Gee's Bend on Monday. Sales appear to be brisk; 12 quilts were quickly sold from one quilter, Doris Pettway of KandKQuiltedTreasure, since the makers' shops debuted in honor of Black History Month. From ...

Beauford Delaney Exhibition Travels To Asheville Art Museum This Spring

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Featuring more than 40 paintings and works on paper, Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom examines the career evolution of modern painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville, TN 1901–1979 Paris, France) within the context of his 38-year friendship with writer James Baldwin (New York 1924-1987 ...

The Cheech, A Chicano Art Center To Open This Fall In California

NY Times / January 31st, 2021

Nicknamed The Cheech, a new center focused on Mexican-American art and culture is set to open this fall in Riverside, California. A significant portion of actor and comedian Cheech Marin's 700-piece collection will always be exhibited at the center. Marin has developed the finest private ...

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 ...

'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 – ...

'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 ...

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 ...