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National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Native American

Jul. 5, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A painting by artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is joining works by the legendary pop artists Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol at the National Gallery of Art. Smith’s “I See Red: Target” is the first painting on canvas by a Native American artist to enter the...

French court upholds decision for return of stolen Pissarro

Jul. 1, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court has upheld a decision to restore a Camille Pissarro painting to the descendants of a Jewish family that owned the art work before it was seized during World War II. “The Picking of Peas”, painted in 1887 had been robbed in 1943, only to reappear in Paris in...

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, former National security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.   A federal judge has ruled, Saturday, June 20, 2020, that former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book. The Trump administration had tried to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Judge: Bolton can publish book despite efforts to block it

Jun. 20, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton can move forward in publishing his tell-all book, a federal judge ruled Saturday, despite efforts by the Trump administration to block the release because of concerns that classified information could be exposed. The decision from U.S. District...

This image released by Arthur Brand Thursday, June 18, 2020, shows the stolen painting, center, by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh titled

Proof of life: Photos emerge of stolen Van Gogh painting

Jun. 18, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth has received “proof-of-life” photos of a Vincent van Gogh painting stolen in late March from a Dutch museum that was closed at the time because of the coronavirus. Arthur Brand, an art detective with a long track record of recovering stolen...

Pakistani truck-art artist Haider Ali paints the portrait of George Floyd on the wall of his home in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, June 12, 2020. Ali painted Floyd's mural to pay tribute to a black man who died after being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistani truck artist paints George Floyd mural on his home

Jun. 12, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal killing of George Floyd by police in the United States has sent shock waves across the world, even reaching Pakistan's southern Sindh province where a truck artist has painted a large mural of the slain African American on a wall of his home. The 40-year-old artist,...

This undated photo rendering provided by Modsy shows a room decorated like an island getaway. Alessandra Wood, founder of online interior design platform Modsy, says you can invoke the vibe of your favorite island getaway through some well-chosen prints and materials.

Wanderlust woes? Décor ideas for the housebound traveler

Jun. 10, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

If your actual travel plans are on hold, you can soothe your wanderlust with a few home décor change-ups or additions. Whether you’re wishing you were at a wilderness cabin, the beach or an exotic passport destination, designers and retailers are offering clever ways to bring the world into your...

The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston

Jun. 9, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON...

Protesters confront police during the Black Lives Matter protest rally in London, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Seattle police use of pepper spray criticized

Jun. 7, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle mayor, police chief criticized for police use of flash bangs, pepper spray — Artists paint ‘End Racism Now’ on street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina — Romney becomes first known Republican senator to march in protest — National Guard troops...

Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits, standing in front of Bartholomeus Spanger's

In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light' to museum

Jun. 3, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — If not for the pandemic, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum would have missed out on a classic Dutch 16th century painting it so badly craved. Instead, the work now graces a central hall of one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions -- all because a wealthy...