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Stories with subject: Art galleries
  • Despite challenges, Zimbabwe showcases artists in Venice 
    Updated: May-26-15 1:33 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Stone and wood carvings displayed by street vendors in Zimbabwe reflect a long tradition of sculpture, and despite economic and other challenges, the country's artists are forging new paths and even have displays at one of the world's most prestigious art fairs.

  • Gallery at North Pole Grange is the picture of success 
    Updated: May-25-15 4:45 pm

    NORTH POLE, Alaska - About 25 years ago, a judge ordered artist Dan Bates to paint a mural as the penalty for a youthful indiscretion.

  • National Portrait Gallery show explores nature of celebrity 
    Updated: May-20-15 7:51 am

    WASHINGTON - In the age of selfies, social media and streaming videos, the idea of what makes a celebrity has expanded far beyond the Hollywood icons of the past. Now scientists, technology geeks, designers, writers and YouTube stars achieve fame alongside athletes and entertainers.

  • Neighborhoods: Exploring Budapest's gritty 8th District 
    Updated: May-19-15 7:44 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A gritty Budapest neighborhood that's been compared to parts of New York City is hoping to attract visitors with a new tour about its history and unique ethnic mix.

  • Copies of famous artworks replace ads on Tehran billboards story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 9:10 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - In an unusual move by Tehran's mayor, hundreds of copies of famous artworks - both of world masters and Iranian artists - have been plastered on some 1,500 billboards across the city, transforming the Iranian capital into a gigantic, open-air exhibition.

  • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-04-15 6:33 pm

    NEW YORK - Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately - far from it.

  • Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:47 am

    WARDENSVILLE, West Virginia - For years, Paul Yandura and Donald Hitchcock had passed through this small dot of a town on the way to their vacation home in Lost River about 20 miles away. The Hardy County town, with a population of about 250 people, really only has one main drag, but it's a classic Main Street, which had been a sleepy one for many years.

  • Artists create gallery in soon-to-be demolished building 
    Updated: May-02-15 2:50 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A group of artists has created a pop-up gallery in a soon-to-be-demolished Nashville apartment building.