PHOENIX, Ariz. – Phoenix Art Museum will begin a national search for a new Selig Family Chief Curator this fall following the announced departure of Gilbert Vicario, who concludes seven years of service in October. Vicario joined the museum in 2015 and during his tenure has grown and diversified the museum’s modern and contemporary art and Latin American art collections, furthered the institution’s support of local and regional artists, edited and authored various scholarly publications and curated numerous landmark exhibitions, including the current special-engagement exhibition Desert Rider, on view until September 18. Vicario will assume the role of chief curator at Perez Art Museum Miami in October.
LOWELL, Mass. – The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) presents Reflections of Light: Works by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, on view until October 1.
NEW YORK — Patented in 1875, offset lithography quickly became the preferred way to decorate tin products, and the tobacco industry was a pioneer in utilizing the then-revolutionary technology to advertise its wares.
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Michaan Auctions’ monthly Gallery Auction that was held on Saturday, August 20 was a thorough success. The sale featured an extensive selection of 20th-century American art, including two pieces by Henrietta Berk (American, 1919-1990), a mural by Warren Chase Merritt (American, 1897-1968) and an array of works by Haig Patigian (American and Armenian, 1876-1950). In the Asian art arena, a painted scroll attributed to Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) triumphed, achieving $23,370.
NEW YORK – On October 6, Phaidon will release Great Women Painters, a book on precisely that topic, featuring 300 color illustrations, priced at $69.95, and aiming to bring parity and comprehensiveness to the topic.
NEW YORK – A Gucci strawberry-print handbag, a Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 50B silver glitter Damier pattern duffle bag, and a vintage Hermes Depeches unisex work bag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Exclusive Designer Handbags and Clutches auction, which will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
MINNEAPOLIS — Now through September 11, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is hosting the special exhibition Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan. Demonstrating the resourcefulness and skill involved in transforming locally-sourced materials into extraordinary garments, Dressed by Nature features clothing and fabrics made from traditional organic materials, including robes crafted from the Japanese fiber banana plant from the subtropical Okinawan region; textiles fashioned from paper, ramie, cotton, silk, wool, hemp, wisteria, deerskin and rice straw from across Japan’s many islands; garments of elm bark and nettle fiber created by the indigenous Ainu people; and festival coats of fish skin made in neighboring Siberia. Showcasing objects acquired in 2019 from Thomas Murray, a collector of Asian art, the exhibition will highlight rare and exceptional examples of textiles from Japan made between 1750 and 1930.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media.
LONE JACK, Mo. – A Met-exhibited artwork by the influential German Secessionist painter Franz von Stuck (né Franz Stuck, 1863-1928) has been rediscovered after being out of public sight for more than a century. It will be auctioned on September 23 by Soulis Auctions, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – A second round of period antiques, fine art and personal items from the late Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019) will be auctioned in a two-day, online-only event slated for Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 by J. Garrett Auctioneers. It was almost exactly two years ago, in September 2020, that J. Garrett held the Part 1 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.