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Black Power Afro pick sculpture part of traveling exhibit

Jun. 25, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist —...

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

Jun. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy has been so successful in recovering ancient artworks and artifacts that were illegally exported from the country it has created a museum for them. The Museum of Rescued Art was inaugurated Wednesday in a cavernous structure that is part of Rome's ancient Baths of...

Origami exhibit combines nature with grand art sculptures

Jun. 04, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Origami in the Garden is the latest exhibit at the seven acres of gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The show will run through Nov. 13 at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester. Based on the Japanese art of folded paper, the origami...

‘Alice’ exhibit turns botanic garden into a ‘Wonderland’

May. 21, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece of the strange, whimsical and surreal, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” has inspired movies, stage plays, drawings, songs and cartoons. At the Memphis Botanic Garden, it has inspired foliage. ...

Native Hawaiian composer's new work inspired by Lahaina noon

May. 13, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Native Hawaiian composer and violinist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti will premiere a new work this month inspired by Lahaina noon, the Honolulu mayor's office said Friday. The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts commissioned the composition together with Chamber...

Richmond seeks to move last city-owned Confederate monument

May. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials are seeking a court order to move the only remaining Confederate monument owned by the city. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Monday to direct the city administration to grant the statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill to the Black...

Tulsa ballerina statue to be restored; more pieces found

May. 10, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Enough pieces of a bronze statue of a famous Native American ballerina that was stolen in Tulsa have been recovered to restore it, historical officials said. The additional missing pieces of the statue of Marjorie Tallchief that were found include the head, said...

Art exhibit celebrates Lincoln Memorial's 100th anniversary

May. 07, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An art exhibit featuring multimedia works and artifacts inspired by the iconic seated Lincoln sculpture in Washington opened Saturday at the Norman Rockwell Museum to commemorate the memorial's 100th anniversary. The museum is located in Stockbridge, the...

Goodwill find in Texas turns out to be ancient Roman bust

May. 06, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A marble bust that a Texas woman bought for about $35 from a Goodwill store is temporarily on display at a San Antonio museum after experts determined it was a centuries-old sculpture missing from Germany since World War II. The bust, which art collector Laura...

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

May. 06, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples will be among the dignitaries expected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend for the opening of the Bob Dylan Center, the museum and archive celebrating the Nobel laureate's work. Dylan himself won't be among them, unless he...