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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 ...

This Fall, a Lifetime Retrospective Dedicated to Jasper Johns Will Be Presented Simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2020

The most ambitious retrospective to date of the work of Jasper Johns, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be presented simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia this fall. A single exhibition in two venues, this unprecedented ...

For International Women’s Day, A Call to Artists and Institutions to Get Inspired by Uffizi Exhibition and Capture 'The Greatness of the Universe' in Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2020

To usher in the Uffizi Galleries’ upcoming exhibition dedicated to a female Baroque painter, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) – with the support of the Uffizi Galleries and The Medici Archive Project – is launching an appeal to present-day artists and institutions around the world to create original ...

Major Collaborative Exhibition to Open in May at Olana State Historic Site and the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2020

Exhibit Explores the Theme of “Cross Pollination” in Art and the Environment from the 19th Century to the Contemporary Moment The National Project Stems from the Artist Martin Johnson Heade’s 19th-Century Series of Hummingbird and Habitat Paintings, The Gems of Brazil, and their Unique ...

Crocker Art Museum to Celebrate Wayne Thiebaud's 100th Birthday With a Huge Retrospective Next Fall, Travels in 2021

ArtfixDaily / February 27th, 2020

“It’s just very, very familiar. They’re mostly painted from memory, from memories of bakeries and restaurants — there’s a lot of yearning.” —Wayne Thiebaud The Crocker Art Museum will debut Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory ...

How Should Museums Curate Native Culture? Chicago's Field Museum Gives Indigenous People a Voice in Curation

ArtfixDaily / February 26th, 2020

Newest Field Museum exhibition will highlight Native American women and warriors, opens March 13 in Chicago University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society to host companion show For many years, Native American communities weren’t given the opportunity to tell their own ...

'Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition' Opens at The Phillips on Feb. 29

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2020

On Saturday, The Phillips Collection in D.C. will debut Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, a pioneering exhibition expanding the narrative of modern art in America by exploring the rich and complex history of 20th– and 21st–century ...

After the Cooper Hewitt Director's Ouster, Her Account Emerges

New York Times / February 24th, 2020

Seven trustees of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York have resigned following the ousting of director Caroline Baumann just over two weeks ago. Baumann, who oversaw a $91 million renovation of the museum's Carnegie Mansion building, resigned on Feb. 7 after heading ...

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions to Debut in the U.S. With Armory Show Prize and Audio Guide

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2020

AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, a Paris-based nonprofit with a mission to reposition women artists in the canon of 20th century art history, will make its US debut in partnership with The Armory Show next month in New York. The partnership will culminate in the award ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of Feb. 17

ArtfixDaily / February 16th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of February 17. E-newsletter service for subscribers will resume on February 24.

Barbara Kruger Has Some Big 'Questions' Popping Up Around L.A. During Frieze Week

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

'Who Buys the Con?' is one of 20 questions that renowned conceptual artist Barbara Kruger poses to passersby. For Los Angelenos and visitors, Barbara Kruger’s public art project Untitled (Questions) has her iconic text-based works emblazoned in green around the city for Frieze Week Los ...

Collage Artist Elisabeth Wild, Whose Career Took Off in Her 90s, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / February 13th, 2020

Collage artist Elisabeth Wild has passed away, age 98, at her home in Guatemala.  Wild recently designed the spring edition of the pocket Tube map for London's Underground, which debuts in May, in conjunction with a major installation by her artist-daughter, Vivian Suter, to be unveiled at ...

American Craft Council Celebrates 50 Years of Awards - Check Out the Remarkable Work of This Year's Honorees

ArtfixDaily / February 12th, 2020

The American Craft Council (ACC), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing American craft, is celebrating 50 years of awards honoring individuals and organizations for exceptional artistic, scholarly, and philanthropic contributions to the craft field. Awarded biennially since 1970, ...

Critic Breaks Artwork at the Zona Maco Fair: 'It...felt what I thought of it'

Associated Press / February 9th, 2020

Art critic Avelina Lésper says she accidentally shattered a glass installation at the Zona Maco art fair in Mexico City on Saturday. The piece, by Mexican artist Gabriel Rico, featured natural and found objects suspended in glass and was on display in the booth of OMR gallery. Lésper ...

A Sneak Peek Inside the $388-Million, Renzo Piano-Designed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

ArtfixDaily / February 10th, 2020

In a feature of Sunday night’s 92nd Academy Awards® ceremony, Tom Hanks announced to the audience in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and to millions of broadcast viewers around the world, that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open to the public on Monday, December 14, 2020. ...