Visual arts

In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo two Belrusian men, Adam Bialiatski, left and Mikita Valadzko, right, speak to The Associated Press in Warsaw, Poland. A Polish court has sentenced the two to prison for organizing a 2017 stunt in which they and other young adults stripped naked at Auschwitz and chained themselves together to the 'Arbeit Macht Frei' gate as one man slaughtered a sheep. They insist the act was an artistic performance protesting wars in Syria and Ukraine. The Polish court found that they desecrated the Holocaust remembrance site.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
May 28, 2019 - 9:12 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — On a cold day in March 2017, a group of young adults stripped naked at the former Auschwitz death camp and chained themselves together to the "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate as one man plunged a knife into a sheep's body over and over again. The two organizers of the stunt, including...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people gather around the "Temple of Time" in honor of the 17 that were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 in Coral Springs, Fla. The temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 19, 2019 - 9:53 pm
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Temple of Time" public art installation was set afire at a ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs...
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Singer Tony Bennett performs at the Statue of Liberty Museum opening celebration at Battery Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 17, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when families have been separated at the Mexican border and children placed in cages, the country's poet laureate is invoking an old and welcoming spirit for those seeking to live in the United States. Tracy K. Smith's "Harbor," commissioned for this week's opening of the...
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FILE - In this March 29, 1989, file photo, Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei laughs while posing for a portrait in front of the Louvre glass pyramid, which he designed, in the museum's Napoleon Courtyard, prior to its inauguration in Paris. Pei, the globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre museum in Paris with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Pierre Gleizes, File)
May 16, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — I.M. Pei, the versatile, globe-trotting architect who revived the Louvre with a giant glass pyramid and captured the spirit of rebellion at the multi-shaped Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died at age 102. Pei's death was confirmed Thursday by Marc Diamond, a spokesman for Pei's New...
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns the ball to Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. Kyrgios won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2019 - 4:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban. Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of rage during his second-round match at the Italian Open on...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 photo, Michael Rohana leaves the James A. Byrne U.S. Federal Courthouse in Center City Philadelphia. Federal prosecutors plan to retry Rohana, a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday, May 16 they're refiling charges agains Rohana for theft and concealment of an object of cultural heritage. (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File)
May 16, 2019 - 2:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. Philly.com reports prosecutors told a judge Thursday they're refiling charges against Michael Rohana for theft and concealment of an object of...
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This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows Claude Monet's painting titled "Meules." The painting, one of Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks, has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York. The 1890 painting sold at Sotheby's sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night, May 14, 2019. (Courtesy Sotheby's via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 9:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Claude Monet's iconic paintings of haystacks has fetched a record $110.7 million at an auction in New York. Monet's "Meules" sold at Sotheby's sale of Impressionist & Modern Art Tuesday night. The auction house says it's a world auction record for the artist and the first...
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Anna Sorokin arrives for sentencing at New York State Supreme Court, in New York, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Sorokin faces sentencing following her conviction for theft of services and grand larceny. She defrauded celebrity circles in Manhattan and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune of about $67 million overseas. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A German con artist who was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for swindling banks, hotels and wealthy New Yorkers says she's not sorry for anything she did. "The thing is, I'm not sorry," Anna Sorokin told The New York Times in a jailhouse interview Friday. "I'd be lying to...
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A woman walks past the wreck of the 'Barca Nostra' fishing boat, which sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 with 700 migrants on board, is displayed at the 58th Biennale of Arts exhibition in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The wreck is part of an artistic installation of Art, a project of artist Christoph Büchel. Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media, such as fake news, migration, poverty, global warming and armed conflict, are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, which Saturday, May 11, and runs through Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 10, 2019 - 5:40 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict. Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze...
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This June 12, 2017 photo shows pumpjacks operating in the western edge of California's Central Valley northwest of Bakersfield. The federal government wants to reopen over 1.7 million acres (690,000 hectacres) in California to oil and gas drilling that includes fracking on land that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Land Management issued final plans Thursday, May 9, 2019 for oil and gas leases on 800,000 acres (324,000 hectacres) of federal land mainly between the Central Coast and Central Valley. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
May 09, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government moved Thursday toward allowing new oil and gas drilling on wide swaths of federal land in California that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Land Management issued final plans for oil and gas leases on about 800,000 acres (...
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