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Rare Ruth Clement Bond Quilt, Historical American Woodcarvings and European Prints Among High Museum of Art's Recent Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2021

In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art continued an expansion of its collection in 2020 with new acquisitions, including the major purchase of a rare “Tennessee Valley Authority” quilt designed by Ruth Clement Bond and important gifts of American sculpture and European works.  The acquisitions ...

Get Drawn In By 'Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper' at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / January 10th, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art has announced the forthcoming exhibition Views Across and Beyond: Important Works on Paper. The exhibition (Jan. 12-March 12, 2021) is comprised of more than 20 watercolor paintings acquired by a private collector over a span of three decades. The unique collection highlights ...

Artist/Designer Katie Stout Curates Objects on the 'Fringe' in This Shaker Museum Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / January 7th, 2021

Shaker Museum launched its latest exhibition Fringe Selects (through Feb. 28, 2021) in collaboration with artist/designer Katie Stout. Through a selection of Shaker material chosen by Stout from the Shaker Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition explores the breadth of Shaker objects by ...

Take a Ten-Minute Trip To Georgia O'Keeffe's Favorite New Mexico Landscapes With This Short Film

ArtfixDaily / January 7th, 2021

When I got to New Mexico, that was mine. As soon as I saw it, that was my country. I’d never seen anything like it before, but it fitted to me exactly. It’s something that’s in the air, it’s just different. The sky is different, the stars are different, the wind is different. I feel at home ...

Rioters In U.S. Capitol Seen Against An Art-Filled Backdrop Full of Symbolism

Chronicle / January 6th, 2021

Art promoting American ideals was on full view when rioters loyal to outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building on Wednesday. Lawmakers moved to safety when the mob breached the building in a tense scene that ironically played out against a rich visual tableaux celebrating ...

'Deliberate Risks: Prints by Helen Frankenthaler' On View at SCAD Museum of Art in Georgia

ArtfixDaily / January 6th, 2021

“The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible. It’s all about risks — deliberate risks.” —Helen Frankenthaler Deliberate Risks (through July 11, 2021) presents works recently acquired for the SCAD Museum of Art Permanent Collection, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in ...

San Francisco Supervisor Introduces Legislation to Protect SF Art Institute's Diego Rivera Mural From Sale

Examiner / January 6th, 2021

In San Francisco, city Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art Institute’s massive Diego Rivera mural worth an estimated $50 million following reports that it could sold, according to the San Francisco Examiner. Mission Local first reported that ...

National Gallery of Art Acquires 40 Works from Souls Grown Deep; Living Artists Benefit From A New Resale Reward Program

ArtfixDaily / January 5th, 2021

Through the latest gift-purchase agreement of Souls Grown Deep’s Collection Transfer program, the National Gallery of Art has acquired 40 works by 21 African American artists from the southern United States. The major acquisition from the Foundation’s collection includes nine quilts by the ...

In California: UC Regents Buy SF Art Institute Debt; State's $500 Million Grants Program Launches For Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Cultural Institutions

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

The Regents of the University of California stepped up to buy San Francisco Art Institute's (SFAI) $19.7 million debt, according to Mission Local. Boston Private Bank & Trust Company moved to foreclose on the 149-year-old art institution in July. The UC Regents will now be landlord to ...

Denver Art Museum to Premiere First Comprehensive Exhibition Examining France’s Stylistic Impact on Iconic American Paintings

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced the exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France, set to premiere at DAM November 14, 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings made between 1855 and 1913 in the first comprehensive examination of France’s stylistic impact ...

Highlights From Reading Public Museum Travel In 'Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens'

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens—drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA—explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers Sets Auction Records for Historic Works by Chicago Artists and Makers

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has often found considerable success selling art and design of historic importance by Chicago artists and makers or those with local ties. In its Tradition & Innovation sale on Thursday, December 3, in which just 65 lots combined to realize $1.24 ...

Paul Manship Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Examines the Artist's Conversation with Antiquity

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2020

One of the most celebrated American sculptors of the early-twentieth century, Paul Manship (1885-1966) blended ancient motifs to fit modern sensibilities. After studying at the American Academy in Rome (1909-12), Manship returned to New York City, where his dramatic, energetic works in bronze ...

Craft in America Awarded $100,000 Inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation by the Decorative Arts Trust

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2020

As part of the Decorative Arts Trust's dedication to nurturing academic and educational programs, Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow announced Craft in America as the recipient of the inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation in a special presentation last evening. Established in 2020, the ...

Spencer Helfen, California Art Dealer, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2020

Spencer Helfen, a specialist in California and American Modernist art, died on November 22 at age 59. He was the founder and director of Spencer Helfen Fine Arts in Beverly Hills, California. Born in 1961, Spencer grew up “in a home filled with art and art books,” he wrote on the ...

ARTFIXdaily's Holiday Gift Guide 2020

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Find a selection of holiday gift ideas here, for your favorite people or to enhance your own collection, from upcoming auction sales, museum stores and gallery selections. {{image}} Color As The "Strongest Joy" New York-based Berry Campbell Gallery is participating in the 31st edition of ...

View Highlights Of The Connecticut Art Trail Collaborative Exhibition at The Wadsworth Atheneum

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

One of the first tourism trails in the state--The Connecticut Art Trail--is celebrating 25 years of guiding art aficionados on a journey that includes 22 worldclass museums and historic sites. Originally launched in 1995 as the Connecticut Impressionist Art Trail, encompassing 10 museums, today ...

Church and Rothko Pairings Prove Sublime In This Gallery Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

A current exhibition titled Church & Rothko: Sublime at Mnuchin Gallery in New York pairs the Hudson River School paintings of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) with the Color Field canvases of Mark Rothko (1903-1970). The gallery collaborated with Michael N. Altman and Christopher Rothko, ...

'Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism' Exhibition Brings Together Seldom-Seen Artworks From Private and Public Collections

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2020

Dancing in the Light: Masterworks from the Age of American Impressionism is a new exhibition (and catalogue) featuring works of American Impressionism, from 1878 to circa 1930, with a focus on the "uniquely American" medium of watercolor.  The exhibition (through March 7, 2021) at Canton ...

Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2020

As a part of its 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative, The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in Connecticut is now presenting Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them, through January 10, 2021. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA, Anything but ...