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British Museum reportedly in talks on Parthenon Sculptures

Dec. 03, 2022 12:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the...

New Haven OKs monument to replace Columbus statue

Nov. 22, 2022 19:33 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A public monument representing the Italian-American immigrant experience was approved by the New Haven Board of Alders, replacing a Christopher Columbus statue that was removed in 2020 amid a climate of racial reckoning after the police killing of George Floyd. ...

Unofficial park artist-in-residence finds simple life

Nov. 12, 2022 09:02 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — You’ve likely seen his colorful sculpture garden as you enter Druid Hill Park on Swann Drive going toward the Rawlings Conservatory. On the strip of grass next to four brick pillars with lime green moss on their bases, the sculpture garden features anything Colin Williams is in...

France honors hero dogs, highlighting their achievements

Oct. 21, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

SUIPPES, France (AP) — From tracking down suspects in the 2015 Paris terror attacks to fighting extremists in Africa’s Sahel region, dogs have helped French soldiers, police officers and rescue teams save lives for more than a century. In recognition of the four-pawed partners,...

'Chinese chorizo' honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona

Oct. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — If not for the coronavirus pandemic, Feng-Feng Yeh might never have learned about a lesser-known chapter of Chinese American history in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Yeh was an executive chef in New York City when the shutdown took away her job and career...

New York's Hamptons offer a feast of indoor, outdoor art

Oct. 14, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

On the eastern end of Long Island, New York, lies a trove of art venues and a rich cultural scene to explore at leisure. You can find works in lush gardens and meadows, on manicured lawns, around ponds with waterlilies, by marshy creeks, and in historic Hamptons buildings. The list...

US museums return African bronzes stolen in 19th century

Oct. 11, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bronze sculpture of a West African king that had been in the collection of a Rhode Island museum for more than 70 years was among 31 culturally precious objects that were returned to the Nigerian government on Tuesday. The Benin Bronzes including a piece...

Finnish city removes last publicly displayed statue of Lenin

Oct. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A city in southeastern Finland on Tuesday removed the country's last publicly displayed statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin following pressure from residents in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine. A group of construction workers in Kotka, a port...

Brad Pitt, Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland

Sep. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Hollywood's Brad Pitt and Australian musician Nick Cave have debuted as artists in an exhibition in Finland that displays sculptures and ceramics created by the movie star and the singer-songwriter. The Sara Hilden Art Museum, located in the southern Finnish city of...

Suspended sculpture transforms Cape Town museum's atrium

Sep. 16, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Moody, brooding and floating, Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa's "The Five Continents of All Our Desires” is transforming the towering atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town. Malagasy's sculptures in black silk...