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Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Jun. 17, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw’s Jewish history museum opened an exhibition Thursday featuring works by a renowned Polish artist that confront the lingering and melancholy presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Nazi German forces carried out their destruction of Europe’s Jews and...

'Suffocated': Art becomes form of protest against Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad. Titled “Vortex,” her paintings show the “anger, fear, sense of contradiction and...

WVa state art exhibition submissions being accepted

Jun. 03, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Submissions for the 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition are being accepted by the state Department of Arts, Culture and History. Up to $33,000 in awards is available through the department and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts....

Artist publishes 100 drawings from Peru's COVID-19 pandemic

May. 21, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru. Later, in his workshop, he completes the...

Courtroom sketch artist in several notorious cases dies

May. 20, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A courtroom sketch artist who drew pictures of defendants in some of the most notorious cases tried in federal court in Boston, and whose work was used by news outlets worldwide, has died, according to her family. Jane Flavell Collins, died Sunday, her...

Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause

May. 05, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists behind strips from “Blondie” to “Zippy the Pinhead” are celebrating the quirky holiday No Pants Day in a way...

Business-seeking singer Akon draws political fire in Uganda

Apr. 13, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda's president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime...

eBay auction of Japanese internment art pulled after protest

Apr. 06, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The auction of a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was canceled Tuesday after groups protested it was offensive and immoral to profit off the misery of incarcerated people. The auction was...

Currier Museum of Art to reopen to the public on Thursday

Mar. 30, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Currier Museum of Art is planning to reopen to the public on Thursday, with new exhibits, and programs for veterans. “The museum belongs to the community as a place of discovery and learning, but also as a place to escape from a tough...