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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...

Artists paint Black Lives Matter murals in Battle Creek

Jun. 23, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A festival in southwest Michigan has organized a Black Lives Matter mural project to ignite the community's creative spirit in support of social justice. Color the Creek, Michigan's First Street Art Festival since 2016, is an event in Battle Creek capped with day-long live mural...

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...

Summer school guidance issued, historic garden recreated

Jun. 19, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Summer school teachers and students are getting guidance about how to stay safe, and a historic garden recreated on the Isles of Shoals every summer has a new temporary home because of the coronavirus pandemic. SUMMER SCHOOL Teachers, students and staff will be encouraged but not...

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...

Black Lives Matter mural in Vermont vandalized with mud, oil

Jun. 14, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Here is a look at developments related to ongoing protests throughout New England against police brutality following the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis: VERMONT The vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural that was painted on the street in front of Vermont's statehouse...

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...