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Stories with subject: Painting
  • Asheville's River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 5:54 pm

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Five paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany story has video
    Updated: May-05-15 4:25 pm

    WASHINGTON - Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.

  • Yumi Hogan, a sumi ink artist, takes us inside her studio 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:36 am

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The hiss of highway traffic seeps into Yumi Hogan's fourth-floor classroom through windows, muffling a fluttery recording of Asian music.

  • Arts center in Rapid City to unveil 2 Oscar Howe paintings 
    Updated: May-02-15 8:59 am

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A performing arts center in Rapid City will be unveiling two paintings from renowned artist Oscar Howe later this month as part of its forthcoming project dedicated to Native American artists.

  • Police groups object to 'Don't Shoot' art piece in Madison 
    Updated: May-01-15 5:03 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Police advocacy groups in Wisconsin on Friday objected to a painting displayed at the Madison Public Library that shows an African-American boy pointing a toy gun at three riot police officers who have their weapons aimed at the child, calling it inflammatory and biased.

  • Wyoming artists group plans plein air paint-out 
    Updated: May-01-15 11:02 am

    GILLETTE, Wyoming - The Wyoming Artists Association will provide workshops and hold a plein air paint-out at Gillette's Cam-plex Energy Hall to celebrate its 60th convention.

  • San Francisco artist says his painting inadvertently stolen 
    Updated: May-01-15 7:41 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco artist is hoping to be reunited with his painting after it was taken from outside his home, possibly by people who thought it was left out for free.

  • Revolution of the Eye: museum show takes on art and early TV 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 4:41 pm

    NEW YORK - From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.

  • Revolution of the Eye: museum show takes on art and early TV 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 12:50 pm

    NEW YORK - From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.

  • Iconic portrait of composer J.S. Bach returns to Germany story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 3:59 pm

    BERLIN - A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey that took it as far as the United States, the Bach Archive in Leipzig said Wednesday.

  • Nebraska book artist finds creative energy in the pages 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 11:20 am

    KEARNEY, Nebraska - Book artist Marvel Maring loved her artist books so much she took them to bed with her.

  • Washington County artist granted wish for solo exhibit 
    Updated: Apr-25-15 9:17 am

    HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - William "Bill" Bulla's paintings have been in exhibits before, but the Hagerstown resident said he'd never before had an exhibit just of his work.

  • Falling prices, rising threats cool interest in Kurdish oil 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 1:52 pm

    IRBIL, Iraq - The hall for the Irbil Oil and Gas Exhibition this week was crowded with company displays, executives and investors. But conspicuously absent were international oil giants like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Chevron that only a year ago were eager to exploit the promising reserves of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.

  • Indianapolis company donates 6 impressionist paintings to IU 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:10 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - An Indianapolis-based company has donated six paintings by famed Indiana-born impressionist T.C. Steele to Indiana University.

  • Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 4:25 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92.

  • Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 3:15 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A reputed mobster told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two of the long-sought paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and could negotiate a sale of each for $500,000, a prosecutor said Monday.

  • Muralist paints walls across Seattle 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 3:17 pm

    SEATTLE - Joey Nix had been working on a mural in a friend's garage in Tukwila for a week and was still struggling with the female figure's face.

  • Massachusetts art museum unveils piece won in Super Bowl bet 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 4:05 am

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts art museum is collecting on its Super Bowl wager with a Seattle museum.

  • Kennesaw mayor: Atlanta should relinquish Civil War train 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 6:14 am

    KENNESAW, Georgia - City officials are trying to find a way to bring a runaway train back to Kennesaw to live with its sister train.

  • W.Va. artist turns trophy fish into paintings 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 9:52 am

    WINFIELD, West Virginia - Janet Ripper Chambers is an artist, but she's also a two-dimensional taxidermist.

  • France recreates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 2:30 pm

    PRIVAS, France - Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric paintings of horses, mammoths and rhinos - paintings so vivid, he says, it felt like the Stone Age artists had just moments ago put down their ochre and walked away.

  • Jacob Lawrence's Migration series on view at MoMA 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 11:45 am

    NEW YORK - One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.

  • France recreates prehistoric paintings from disputed cave 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 9:47 am

    PRIVAS, France - Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills Chauvet's voice with wonder: an immense cave covered with prehistoric paintings of horses, mammoths and rhinos - paintings so vivid, he says, it felt like the Stone Age artists had just moments ago put down their ochre and walked away.

  • Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series on view at MoMA story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 1:14 am

    NEW YORK - One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality. The Museum of Modern Art is paying tribute to that movement in a rare exhibition of a series chronicling the phenomenon from artist Jacob Lawrence, himself the son of migrants.

  • Big oil deposit near London airport, but will be hard to tap 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 8:19 am

    LONDON - A British energy company says there is oil, and lots of it, near London's Gatwick Airport. The question is how much of it can be pumped from the ground.