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British Museum to display the world's oldest map of stars

Oct. 18, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum will display what it says is the world’s oldest surviving map of the stars in a major upcoming exhibition on the Stonehenge stone circle. The 3,600-year-old “Nebra Sky Disc,” first discovered in Germany in 1999, is one of the...

St. Louis museum receives donation of 22 ‘masterpieces’

Oct. 18, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum is receiving a donation of 22 pieces of art, including two by Pablo Picasso. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the museum announced the multimillion-dollar gift from Emily Rauh Pulitzer on Monday, calling the works...

Artist recruits 300 for nude photo near Dead Sea in Israel

Oct. 18, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Some 300 male and female volunteers stripped naked and donned white body paint for an artistic installation meant to draw attention to the shrinking Dead Sea. They posed Sunday for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who has done similar...

Kenosha artist wins national contest with teen center piece

Oct. 18, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Popcorn and theater tickets. Kenosha’s red lighthouse with white sailboats skimming the waves. A skateboard transformed into a giant pencil. These are a few of Theo Guyton’s favorite things. They are also a few of the...

New art tribute to Dylan on display outside Minnesota school

Oct. 17, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — A public art tribute to Bob Dylan was unveiled Saturday in Hibbing with the hopes of inspiring a new generation of young artists. The display of the Iron Range town's most famous resident is located outside Hibbing High School, where the...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Costello returns to show new music and tour at Graceland

Oct. 17, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tn. (AP) — On July 8, 1954, Memphis deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips introduced Elvis Presley to the world (or at least the small part of the world that was within reach of WHBQ’s AM signal) when he became the first person to play Elvis’ debut Sun single, “That’s All...

New mural in Houma is a sign of post-Ida unity, resiliency

Oct. 16, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Two artists in a Louisiana city recovering from Hurricane Ida have installed a mural to symbolize the unity of local residents after the storm. Amanda Percle-Stevens and her husband Chis Stevens installed the mural Tuesday in downtown Houma, the...

Van Gogh artwork looted by Nazis to be auctioned in New York

Oct. 15, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh that was seized by the Nazis during World War II will be sold next month at auction in New York, where it is expected to fetch a price of $20 million or more, the auction house Christie's announced. Christie's is...

Fugitive sought in scheme to sell Raymond Pettibon forgeries

Oct. 14, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a fugitive of selling forged paintings by Raymond Pettibon, a successful contemporary artist who got his break decades ago by doing album covers for punk rock bands like Black Flag and Sonic Youth. Aspiring artist...