Visual arts

In this photo taken on Thursday, April 6, 2017, visitors attend the exhibition of renowned avant-garde collection from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan in Uzbekistan, opened in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia. More than 200 paintings from the Savitsky State Art Museum of Karakalpakstan went on display in Moscow, a rare traveling exhibit from the gallery widely regarded as having the world's second-best collection of Soviet avant-garde art. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
April 22, 2017 - 12:54 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Lysenko's painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun. Over the years, the painting has become one of the...
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Workmen make preparations for the upcoming 2017 NFL football draft on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, they insisted on holding the three-day event at the Art Museum in front of the iconic Rocky steps. Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials made it happen so construction crews are putting together a 3,000-seat theater for an extravaganza that's expected to draw about 200,000 people to the venue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 22, 2017 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yo, Roger, they did it. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world's most famous movie locations would be the perfect site to hold the three-day extravaganza. "We had talked about a couple different venues for the NFL and...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2006, Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz stands before several of the 106 cast iron human figures, each nine feet tall, she created, as they were being installed in Chicago's Grant Park. Adam Myjak, the rector of Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland said on Friday, April 21, 2017, that Abakanowicz has died. She was 86-years-old. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)
April 21, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland's leading visual artist, has died at age 86, the rector of Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts said Friday. Abakanowicz' work was notable for her larger-than-life, headless human figures, arranged in crowds in open...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2006, Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz stands before several of the 106 cast iron human figures, each nine feet tall, she created, as they were being installed in Chicago's Grant Park. Adam Myjak, the rector of Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland said on Friday, April 21, 2017, that Abakanowicz has died. She was 86-years-old. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)
April 21, 2017 - 11:11 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's leading visual artist, renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, has died at age 86, the rector of Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts said Friday. Abakanowicz' work was notable for her larger-than-life, headless human figures, arranged in crowds in open...
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April 21, 2017 - 6:33 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African painting showing the president in what appears to be a sexual act with Nelson Mandela is stirring outrage as well as calls to respect freedom of expression. Artist Ayanda Mabulu says his painting is meant to criticize scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma. Mabulu...
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In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones, the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle. (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 8:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show. The testimony in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last...
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In this Monday, April 17, 2017 photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Jones, the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, is a performance artist whose true personality is nothing like his on-air persona, according to a lawyer defending the "Infowars" broadcaster in a child custody battle. (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he's sincere in his "Infowars" commentary but acknowledges he also uses satire and comedy on his show. The testimony in his child custody case stands in contrast to comments by his lawyer who last...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, a painting by Missouri artist David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has rejected efforts to reinstall in the Capitol a painting some lawmakers and police groups found offensive. Pulphus and Rep. William Clay, D-Mo., had sued Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers for removing the painting in January. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, File)
April 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected efforts to reinstall a painting in the Capitol that some lawmakers and police groups found offensive because it depicts police officers with animal heads. David Pulphus, a student artist from Missouri, and Rep. William Clay, his Democratic congressman...
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April 18, 2017 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected efforts to reinstall in the Capitol a painting some lawmakers and police groups found offensive. David Pulphus, a student artist from Missouri, and Rep. William Clay, his Democratic congressional representative, had sued Architect of the Capitol...
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April 17, 2017 - 11:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer defending right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a child custody dispute says Jones is a "performance artist" whose on-air persona differs from the private man. Attorney Randall Wilhite said at a recent pretrial hearing that evaluating Jones based...
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