Visual arts

Holocaust survivor and WWII veteran Mikhail Spectr, 86, pauses as he speaks during the annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. Spectr was taken to Jewry in 1941 at the age of 8 when Nazi soldiers arrived at his village in Ukraine Soviet republic. Mikhail Spectr had been kept at ghetto in Transnistria, territory between Dniester and Southern Bug, occupied by the Nazi and its allies from 1941 and 1944. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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December 23, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivors sang at Jerusalem's Western Wall, danced in Paris and lit candles in other cities to celebrate Hanukkah together, recalling Nazi horrors that Jewish community leaders fear are fading from the world's collective memory. An 86-year-old man in Moscow described being...
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December 23, 2019 - 11:03 am
ROME (AP) — A mega exhibition of more than 200 works of art from Raphael will open in Rome in March to mark the 500-year anniversary of the death of the Italian Renaissance master. The exhibition, which opens on March 5 at the Scuderie del Quirinale, is the culmination of the world-wide celebration...
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FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2019 photo, gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin poses next to Italian artist Maurizio Cattlelan's "Comedian" at the Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach, Fla. The work sold for $120,000. A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall say they acknowledge the absurdity of the artwork, but believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to a museum. (Siobhan Morrissey via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 11:34 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it to a museum. Billy and Beatrice Cox said in a statement that they spent more than $100,000 on the “...
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The painting ‚Madonna of the Pinks' of Renaissance artist Raphael from London's National Gallery is on display at an exhibition at the Gemaeldegalerie in Berlin, Wednesday, Germany, Dec. 11, 2019. Berlin is opening the first of several Raphael exhibitions as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of his death next year. The show is dedicated to five famous Madonna paintings by the renowned Renaissance master that belong to Berlin's Gemaeldegalerie collections and another masterpiece of the Virgin Mary that is on loan from the National Gallery in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 11, 2019 - 9:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is opening the first of three Raphael exhibitions this week as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death next year. Five paintings of the Virgin Mary and her son that are usually not exhibited in the same space are all on display in one...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, a bronze sculpture, "Rumors of War," by artist Kehinde Wiley, appears in Times Square in New York. Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. An unveiling ceremony for “Rumors of War” will be held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 10, 2019 - 7:38 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. An unveiling ceremony for “Rumors of War” will be held Tuesday...
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Pro-democracy protesters march on a street in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Marchers are again expected to fill Hong Kong streets Sunday in a rally that will test the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement marking a half year of demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
December 08, 2019 - 8:52 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speak to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. The House Judiciary Committee is moving to the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, starting with a hearing Wednesday, Dec. 4 to examine the “high crimes and misdemeanors” set out in the Constitution. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House...
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This image released by Marvel shows the cover art for the upcoming "Strange Academy" comic book. Marvel announced Thursday that the comic about a New Orleans-based school for young people with mystical powers will debut in March. (Humberto Ramos/Marvel via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 11:07 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new...
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Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Oscar Murillo, after being announced as the winners for the 2019 Turner Prize at Dreamland Margate Tuesday December 3, 2019. All four of the artists chosen as finalists won this year’s award after they wrote to the jury and asked to be treated as a collective, prize organizers said Tuesday. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 4:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — The prestigious Turner Prize for art has been awarded to — everyone. All four of the artists chosen as finalists won this year’s award after they wrote to the jury and asked to be treated as a collective, prize organizers said Tuesday during a ceremony at the Turner Contemporary...
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Roman Sushchenko, a Ukrainian journalist who spent three years in a Russian prison on spying charges, speaks to reporters to described how he would create paintings of cathedrals and other scenes as a way of surviving his imprisonment at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The Association of Polish Journalists is exhibiting reproductions of his works. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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November 26, 2019 - 12:53 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Ukrainian journalist convicted in Russia of spying and jailed for three years has described how he created paintings of cathedrals, lighthouses and soothing landscapes as a form of psychological therapy during his imprisonment. Roman Sushchenko, who denies spying, said...
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