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Step Inside the Smithsonian Exhibition Revealing One Prussian Explorer’s Profound Impact on American Identity

ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2020

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture is the first exhibition to examine Humboldt’s impact on five spheres of American cultural development: the visual arts, sciences, literature, politics and exploration, between 1804 and 1903. The exhibition was installed at the ...

Antiques Dealers' Association Online Show a Success Driven By New Client Sales

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2020

The eighth edition of the Antiques Dealers' Association (ADA) online show was a resounding success. Before opening on April 24th, 200 visitors were already in the website's 'waiting room,' and another 200 visitors arrived within the first two minutes of being live. All were eager to shop more ...

Major Monet Exhibition Will Reopen in Germany with New Protective Measures for Museum Visitors

ArtfixDaily / April 29th, 2020

Following guidelines set by the Brandenburg Museum Association, Museum Barberini in Potsdam will reopen on May 6, after two months of temporary closure due to COVID-19 precautions in Germany. Pre-booked tickets for the museum's Monet exhibition remain valid, and tickets will be available online, ...

Join Degas at the Opéra With This Virtual Tour of the National Gallery Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2020

Edgar Degas (1834–1917) is celebrated as the premier painter of dancers, a subject that dominated his art for nearly four decades. Degas's renowned images of the Paris Opéra are among the most sophisticated and visually compelling works he created. Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Paris ...

Pets Rule in People's Epic Artwork Recreations During Lockdown

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2020

Quarantined people are enlisting their pets in the still-trending social media challenge to recreate art masterpeices with everyday objects (and household members) at home. As the weeks are drawing into months of stay-at-home orders, people are finding plenty of ways to stage their animal ...

Take a Ten-Minute Forest Bath on Earth Day With These Artworks From the NGA's 'True to Nature' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 21st, 2020

While April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations, artists over centuries have trekked outdoors to create landscape sketches that capture the magnificence of nature and offer an enduring homage to Earth's beauty. An integral part of art education in the late 18th and early ...

Figge Art Museum Wants You to Recreate Its Art in 'Getting Figge With It' Challenge

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2020

In the wake of the very popular Getty Challenge that invited people to post artwork re-creations on social media, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, has launched the “Getting Figge With It” challenge. Like the Getty's challenge, which was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and ...

Relax With Over 16,000 Great Artworks Online from the Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / April 15th, 2020

The Yale Center for British Art has announced their latest contribution of collections data and images to Google Arts & Culture, which allows the public to explore collections from around the world. The publication of 16,392 works through Google’s online platform represents an increase of ...

Dr. John Driscoll, Renowned American Art Specialist, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / April 14th, 2020

Dr. John Driscoll, owner of Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York, passed away from COVID-19 on Friday, April 10, 2020. The gallery has provided this obituary written by Glenn Adamson: A giant has passed from the art world – a world that he loved so well, with an intensity and integrity rare ...

Revel in Fabulous Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

ArtfixDaily / April 9th, 2020

Easter eggs are among the most fabled and intricately-crafted treasures from the firm of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), the legendary jeweler to the court of Russia. Fabergé’s extraordinary Imperial Eggs with hidden surprises inside were commissioned as Easter gifts from the last two Tsars for ...

Museum Survey Details Impact of Closures and Results of Digital Initiatives

NEMO survey / April 7th, 2020

A new survey released by the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) looks at data from museums in Europe and worldwide detailing current impacts of the coronavirus crisis. With most museums now closed, the survey aims to assess issues being faced and paths forward for arts ...

Get Transported to the Salvador Dali Museums in Spain With A Virtual Tour

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

"A true painter is one who can paint extraordinary scenes in the middle of an empty desert. A true painter is one who can patiently paint a pear in the midst of the tumults of history."  - Salvador Dalí A virtual tour of the Dalí Museums, currently closed for the public health emergency, ...

Need a New Zoom Background? This Museum Has You Covered

ArtfixDaily / April 1st, 2020

For people with stay-at-home orders shifting to Zoom and other virtual meeting apps, the North Carolina Museum of Art has created a suite of images for use as artistic Zoom backgrounds. Art from the museum's Italian Altar Piece Gallery and Contemporary Gallery, featuring works by Mickalene ...

Van Gogh Painting Stolen From Museum on the Artist's Birthday

AD / March 30th, 2020

A Dutch museum closed during the coronvirus pandemic was hit by thieves who took a painting by Vincent van Gogh. The Singer Laren museum, near Amsterdam, announced that van Gogh's 1884 "The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring," which was on loan, is now missing after the overnight raid. An ...

Get Ready to Celebrate Van Gogh's Birthday With a Free Art Show at Home

ArtfixDaily / March 26th, 2020

It's time to celebrate the birthday of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. On Monday March 30th Exhibition on Screen will broadcast Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, live, for free, on Facebook. The broadcast will feature a specially filmed ...

Make a Virtual Visit to Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Immerse Yourself in One of Denver’s Best Kept Secrets

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2020

While originally intended to give prospective visitors a glimpse of what surprises await, Kirkland Museum’s 360 Degree Virtual Tour also serves as a substitute for an in-person visit while the museum in Denver is closed temporarily.  The self-navigated tour allows viewers to virtually enter ...

From Artemisia Gentileschi to Andy Warhol, A New 'Lives of the Artists' Series Debuts March 31

ArtfixDaily / March 12th, 2020

ANDY WARHOL by Robert Shore and ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI by Jonathan Jones will debut as the first titles in a collectible set of art books. Inspired by Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists, this new series of highly readable brief biographies will be available on March 31. ...

After Strong Initial Sales, TEFAF Maastricht Closes Early Due to Coronavirus

ArtfixDaily / March 10th, 2020

UPDATE 3/11/2020: TEFAF has closed four days early after an exhibitor from Italy, who had already returned home on Monday, March 8, tested positive for COVID-19, reported the Art Newspaper. The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht drew 10,000 international visitors over Early Access Day (March 5) ...

Spectacular Discoveries Abound at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

TEFAF Maastricht has launched its largest and most international edition to date, less just 3 exhibitors due to coronavirus concerns, with a Preview on Friday and continuing March 7 to 15 at the MECC, Maastricht. The fair provides collectors with the opportunity to acquire some of the ...

10 Artworks to See at The Armory Show in New York This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2020

The Armory Show has opened in New York at Piers 90 and 94, and the 20th-21st century art fair continues through March 8. VIPs swept through on Wednesday and snapped up their favorite works, including a massive mixed-media collage by nonagenarian artist Betye Saar for a reported $1.2 ...