Visual arts

November 18, 2019 - 4:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Museum of Art will add only artwork created by women to its permanent collection in 2020. Museum director Christopher Bedford announced the policy Thursday, saying something radical must be done to rectify centuries of imbalance. The Maryland museum acquired its first...
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A woman jumps over a puddle during cleaning following a flooding in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years has prompted calls to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters above sea level Tuesday, the second-highest level ever recorded in the city. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 11:45 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Italy's government is preparing to declare a state of emergency in flood-ravaged Venice, aiming to swiftly secure repair funding for the historic lagoon city after the highest tide in 50 years. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte described the flooding as "a blow to the heart...
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This Sept. 18, 2019, booking photo released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office shows Ed Kramer, a co-founder of Dragon Con. Kramer was indicted Oct. 9 on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. The indictment says Kramer possessed a digital image showing a minor "engaged in sexually explicit conduct." Kramer’s attorney says the image is a published photograph by artist Sally Mann and can’t be considered child pornography. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A digital image of a Sally Mann photograph depicting the genitals of a young boy has prompted a child pornography charge against a co-founder of a popular sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday April 14, 2015 file photo, Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" is displayed during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre, solving a long-going cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a batch of works by Leonardo and Raphael that the Italian government had agreed to send to Paris. Wednesday’s ruling cleared the way to the loan, rejecting a complaint filed by an Italian heritage group, Italia Nostra (Our Italy), which contended that the drawing was too fragile to travel and risked being damaged. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian court has ruled that Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic "Vitruvian Man" drawing can be loaned to France's Louvre Museum, solving an ongoing cultural dispute between Italy and France. The Venice court last week had suspended the loan of the world-famous drawing, which is part of a...
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A horse-drawn hearse containing the body of opera star Jessye Norman passes by the Bell Auditorium, site of her funeral, in Augusta, Ga., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor and four Grammy Awards. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 12:56 am
Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2013, file photo, Samuel Little appears at Superior Court in Los Angeles. Little, pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to more than 90 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
October 08, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Samuel Little's depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory. Little, a California inmate pronounced by the FBI the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to 93 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005, recounting the crimes with astonishing, near-...
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October 08, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. Tuesday's decision followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been protesting the...
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New York-based artist Jeff Koons poses with his wife Justine Wheeler as he unveiled his much-awaited and controversial sculpture "Bouquet of Tulips" dedicated to the victims of the terrorists attacks, in a garden next to the Champs Elysee near the Petit Palais museum in Paris, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 04, 2019 - 10:39 am
PARIS (AP) — New York-based pop artist Jeff Koons unveiled his long-awaited, giant sculpture titled "Bouquet of Tulips" in Paris on Friday, commemorating the victims of terror attacks that rocked France in 2015 and 2016. The 12.6-meter (41-foot) sculpture, fashioned from polychromed bronze,...
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This September 2019 photo provided by Fowler Artistic LLC shows a James A. Garfield campaign dress on display at "The Ohio Presidents: Surprising Legacies " exhibit which opened this month at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, in Lancaster, Ohio. The show, which highlights aspects of each president’s life: their home life, campaign, time at the White House and death, runs through late December. (Christine Fowler Shearer/Fowler Artistic LLC via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 9:22 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The role of Ohio's formidable run of early U.S. presidents in establishing many of the nation's lasting White House customs — from the frolicsome Easter Egg Roll to the presidential war room — is explored in a new history exhibition running through late December. "The Ohio...
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The Coffin of Nedjemankh is shown in a crate on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 in New York, before it is returned to Egypt. The gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
September 25, 2019 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A gilded coffin that was featured at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is on its way back to Egypt after it was determined to be a looted antiquity. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Hassan Shoukry held a repatriation ceremony in New...
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