Visual arts

November 16, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about the theft of photographs from a museum in New York, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the theft took place. It was at MoMA PS1 in Queens, not the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. A corrected version of the story is below: Police search for...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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Bidding representatives react after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" sold for $400 million at Christie's, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 16, 2017 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World," is one...
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This photo shows a detail of a watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encampment that features the only known wartime depiction of George Washington's headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war, in Philadelphia. The tent is also the marquee exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution, which opened in April in Philadelphia. (Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. The chief historian at the American Revolution Museum had spied an unsigned watercolor from 1782. It...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he had accused a prominent New York City art dealer of fraud. The actor tells The New Yorker that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a “seven-figure check” to settle his allegation that she sold him a copy of a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting called "Sea and Mirror," rather than the original. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
November 13, 2017 - 7:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he accused a prominent New York City art dealer of fraud. The actor tells The New Yorker magazine gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a "seven-figure check" to settle his allegation she sold him a copy of a 1996 Ross Bleckner...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Louis C.K. arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy” has been canceled amid swirling controversy over the film and the comedian. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 3:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry allege the...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, meets with French President Emmanuel Macron upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 10:59 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron made a surprise trip on Thursday night to Saudi Arabia, saying he wanted to speak to the kingdom's young, assertive crown prince about Iran and the war in Yemen. Macron said he made the decision earlier in the morning about heading...
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This Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, photo, shows the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is preparing its grand opening, unveiling its treasures to the world after a decade-long wait and questions over laborers’ rights. The museum, which opens on Saturday, Nov. 11 to the public, encompasses work from both the East and West. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 08, 2017 - 1:48 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be joining Arab leaders to inaugurate the new Louvre Abu Dhabi in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday evening. The museum marks a major cultural achievement for the UAE after a decade-long wait and...
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Firefighters attend the scene of a fire at the Private Collections of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Emergency officials say that the fire hasn't hurt anyone and hasn't damaged any art works. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 03, 2017 - 10:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency officials say that a fire at Moscow's premier art museum hasn't damaged its collections. Smoke billowed Friday from the roof of one of the buildings of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts that houses historic private collections and some museum funds. It took...
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November 03, 2017 - 7:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City officials say the return of Philadelphia's iconic "LOVE" statue will take a few more months. The city Parks & Recreation department announced Thursday the Robert Indiana sculpture is still being restored. The sculpture was on display at a plaza next to City Hall while...
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