Visual arts

In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The house sits in front of one of the flood walls that failed when Katrina hit nearly 14 years ago. The nonprofit group Levees.org bought the house and is transforming it as part of its effort to educate the public on the causes of the 2005 flood. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 20, 2019 - 12:22 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Robert Gentile is wheeled into the federal courthouse in Hartford, Conn. The reputed Connecticut mobster, who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history, was released from prison Friday, March 15, 2018, in an unrelated weapons case. Federal prosecutors have said they think Gentile has information about the still-unsolved 1990 $500 million heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. (Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant via AP, File)
March 18, 2019 - 2:44 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes...
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This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmidt in Tucson, Ariz. More than 30 years after it was stolen from the museum, the recovered painting will be on display back where it all began. (Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 2:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, a painting by Willem de Kooning reportedly worth $100 million is going back in the public eye where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson is throwing a fundraiser and homecoming party of...
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A cameraman films a painting, "Portrait of Kiki", falsely attributed to 20th century painter Moise Kisling, during a press conference announcing the conclusion of the preliminary phase of an investigation of 21 paintings seized by Carabinieri during an exhibition in 2017, in central Rome, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's art police say they have identified six suspects in connection with a 2017 Modigliani exhibit that was comprised mostly of fakes. The Carabinieri art squad announced Wednesday that the suspects include an artist who may have counterfeited works of Amedeo Modigliani, two...
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Director of the Valentine museum Bill Martin gestures as he looks over one of the proposals for changes to Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A new exhibit in Richmond showcases designs and ideas on what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments. Local artists hope the exhibit will spark conversations about how to accurately document the city's history while not glorifying Confederate leaders. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 09, 2019 - 10:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should...
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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas. (Lauren Kristin/Swan Auction Galleries via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 7:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — About 200 works of art from a Jewish lawyer's collection that were spirited out of Nazi Germany to the U.S. are going up for auction. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries in New York are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They...
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March 04, 2019 - 7:44 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two locks of hair belonging to widely revered Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announced Monday, as more African countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even...
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March 01, 2019 - 8:35 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister says the National Gallery in Prague is working on a project with the Pompidou Center in Paris whose goal is to establish a branch of the modern art museum in the Czech capital. Prime Minister Andrej Babis made the announcement Friday after meeting...
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Models wear creations as part of the Manish Arora ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 28, 2019 - 12:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail: That was the recipe at Chloe Thursday, which showcased its latest winter collection at Paris Fashion Week, as it bid adieu to its former designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died earlier this month. Rick Owens, meanwhile, pushed the...
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Employees of the Van Gogh Museum, left, make last adjustments to David Hockney's "The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate" (East Yorkshire, 2011) prior to an exhibit in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The exhibit "Hockney-Van Gogh : The Joy of Nature" runs from March 1st till May 26th, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
February 27, 2019 - 10:54 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition "Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature" opens Friday and runs through...
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