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3 Steps to Rapidly Support the Art Ecosystem

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton Quickly-executed advocacy and funding, along with online commerce, can help preserve lives, jobs and institutions in the U.S. arts industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Advocacy There is still ...

Nancy Rivard Shaw, American Art Curator, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / March 23rd, 2020

Nancy Rivard Shaw, Curator Emerita of American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020, in Summerfield, Florida. An internationally renowned specialist in American art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, she had published extensively, organized ...

An Urgent Message from ARTFIXdaily's Founder

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Dear Readers, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. In these uncertain times, let's mobilize to support the art world through donations to nonprofits and through marketplace commerce as much as individual ability allows. We can all advocate by contacting our legislators to ...

Museum Leaders Implore Congress For At Least $4 Billion, And You Can Advocate Too

ArtfixDaily / March 22nd, 2020

Click here to tell Congress to include nonprofit museums in COVID-19 economic relief On March 18, leaders from U.S. cultural associations wrote to Senate and House leaders asking for at least $4 billion from Congress to aid nonprofit museums and cultural sites. The letter states that U.S. ...

Escape Inside a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room With These Images

ArtfixDaily / March 19th, 2020

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's 65-year career has been on the rise, notably boosted by the crowd-pleasing exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Check it out on NPR. And here's a look back on PBS NewsHour. Although every event is up in the air during the current COVID-19 ...

Watch Hundreds of Artists Tell Their Inspiring Stories, Craft in America Is Streaming Free

ArtfixDaily / March 19th, 2020

Craft in America is streaming more than a decade of its Peabody Award-winning video content and hundreds of artist stories that delight, inspire, entertain, and uplift through these challenging times. While we're at home looking for outlets for ourselves, our kids, and our families, Craft in ...

The Met Expects Closure Until July With $100 Million Loss

New York Times / March 18th, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art temporarily closed all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—on March 13 in response to New York City's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.  The museum had been preparing for this possibility for several weeks, and ...

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 ...

Guards Are Under Investigation in the Dresden Green Vault Heist

CNN / March 14th, 2020

Four guards are under investigation in relation to the audacious Green Vault heist at Dresden Castle in the Germany city last November, according to prosecutors. Historical treasures were briskly snatched in the predawn heist, and since then two security guards who were on duty have come under ...

Take a Virtual Trip to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Get Immersed in American Landscape Paintings

ArtfixDaily / March 16th, 2020

We are still in Eden... shall we turn from it? - Thomas Cole The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York, offers an array of online programs covering the painter Thomas Cole, his period in America and the Hudson River School artists. Visit the website to enjoy videos of ...

15 Ways to Engage in the Arts While Staying Home All Day

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2020

Connection and commerce...in a digital space The collective effort in social distancing, quarantines and lockdowns in parts of the world during this evolving COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily curtailed our valued interactive experiences such as visiting museums, browsing galleries, bidding on ...

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. ...

TEFAF Maastricht Shutters Early as Coronavirus Closes Art Destinations Worldwide

ArtfixDaily / March 11th, 2020

COVID-19 is altering the art world calendar, in the U.S. and across the globe. Many spring art events and destinations have or will be cancelled or postponed in this dynamic situation and it is best to check with each venue. After a hopeful start and a spate of blockbuster sales, TEFAF ...

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) ...

John Singer Sargent's Muse Gets the Spotlight in 'Boston's Apollo' Exhibition

New York Times / March 9th, 2020

In 1916, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) met Thomas Eugene McKeller (1890–1962), a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The painter transformed McKeller into ...

Habitat California: Flora & Fauna Exhibition Assembles Contemporary Works Alongside Historic Paintings from Private Collections

ArtfixDaily / March 6th, 2020

Southern California's Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education has on view (through April 18, 2020) HABITAT CALIFORNIA: Flora & Fauna, an invitational and juried exhibition featuring the plants and wildlife of California in the shifting ecosystems they ...

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 ...

The Louvre Reopens as Coronavirus Concerns Continue to Close Art Destinations

ArtfixDaily / March 4th, 2020

(As of 3/4/20) The Louvre reopened Wednesday afternoon after a three day closure and a meeting with staff over coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. New guidelines are in place as health precautions for the 2,300 Louvre workers such as a placing staff only at the entrances of the gallery ...

UK Government Blocked Noted Classicist Mary Beard from British Museum Role

Guardian / March 2nd, 2020

The British Museum is a gargantuan repository of classical artifacts and Mary Beard is Britain's most high profile classicist. Seems like a match, yet... Downing Street reportedly vetoed the appointment of Britain's best known classicist from becoming a trustee at the British Museum, reports ...