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Stories with subject: Visual arts
  • Artist sought for Ohio's new US Capitol statue 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:52 pm
  • CINCINNATI - An Ohio commission is seeking an artist to design a statue of inventor Thomas Edison to be added to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.

  • Students turn trash into art, display it in town 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:53 pm
  • GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska - First, Trinity Lutheran students found throw-away objects to make art.

  • Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:55 pm
  • NEW YORK - Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time.

  • MU freshman pioneers art-lettering business 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:06 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - In high school, Karen Spears' classmates would hand her their notebooks with this request:

  • 'Art of Video Games' exhibit coming to Toledo 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:40 am
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer.

  • Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World' 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:55 pm
  • MIAMI - One of the opening images in "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather.

  • Public art tribute to Moxee's hop-growing history 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:22 pm
  • MOXEE, Washington - A new work of art in Moxee combines hops, the Yakima River and American Indian heritage to honor the town's history.

  • Christie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:46 am
  • NEW YORK - A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.

  • Broad Art Museum gets $5 million donation 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:40 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years, officials announced Friday.

  • Show features ghost signs of Pittsburgh 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:28 am
  • PITTSBURGH - They're all around us, fading signs of times gone by. In a city like Pittsburgh, history is inescapable. And that's no more true than at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland where the current exhibit "Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh" displays approximately 150 documentary photographs of fading signs captured in as many locations in and around the city.

  • Phoenix Art Museum director to retire 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:02 am
  • PHOENIX - The longtime director of the Phoenix Art Museum is retiring after more than 30 years at the helm.

  • 'Collection, Compressed' exhibit on display at USD 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:19 am
  • VERMILLION, South Dakota - A student collection of work including photography, painting and ceramics is on display at the University of South Dakota.

  • Gallery eyes portraits in the age of abstract art 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • WASHINGTON - When abstract expressionism was all the rage in American art in the mid-20th century, many artists thought portraits were dead.

  • Methodist University gets $1 million gift 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:40 am
  • FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Methodist University officials say a $1 million gift will support a Judaic studies endowment and the fine arts.

  • Del. museum: Art vandalized with stickers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:25 am
  • WILMINGTON, Delaware - The Delaware Museum of Art says a group of visitors recently vandalized paintings and a statue with stickers.

  • Recovered guns part of art project in New Orleans 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:54 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Artists began picking through an array of stocks, barrels, revolver cylinders, trigger assemblies and other firearm parts spread across the floor of a New Orleans gallery Wednesday to mark the beginning of a project that will turn the weaponry into art.

  • Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:08 am
  • ISTANBUL - Istanbul, the noisy metropolis on the Bosporus Strait lauded by many a travel ranking, has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city's multilayered history, and the lifestyles of those who've lived it.

  • Former South Bend hotel to become artist lofts 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:49 am
  • SOUTH BEND, Indiana - Construction to convert the old Hoffman Hotel into artist lofts is slated to begin in June, and the building's few remaining tenants are preparing for their moves.

  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:39 am
  • LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things - bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age.

  • Country Music Museum grows to match genre 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:03 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:44 am
  • LONDON - A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things - bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age.

  • Country Music Museum grows to match genre 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:08 pm
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is no longer bursting at the seams, thanks to a $100 million expansion that has more than doubled its space and allowed it to add more interactive and contemporary exhibits.

  • Handwritten Bible finds home in Phoenix 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:02 am
  • PHOENIX - Scribes with quills in hand were once the conduits of history, connecting ink to vellum, painstakingly preserving the records of the world.

  • Art show opens at college April 24 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:49 am
  • CHALMETTE, Louisiana - Nunez Community College's 15thannual spring art show opens April 24 and will be on display through April 30.

  • Exhibit variety plan for Sitka museum 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 5:28 am
  • SITKA, Alaska - Rotating artifacts and themed exhibits are part of the Sitka Historical Society's plan to make their museum a more dynamic place to learn about Sitka's past.