Latest Visual arts News

Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami

Dec. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami, but it was a banana that stole the show. The most talked-about artwork of...

Hong Kong protests mark 6-month mark with massive rally

Dec. 8, 2019 9:53 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Almost hidden among the throngs of demonstrators who marched in Hong Kong on Sunday was one woman who crawled, literally on hands and knees on the rough road surface — an apt metaphor for the arduous path traveled by Hong Kong's protest movement in the past six months. Dragging...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

Dec. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary...

Mandan parishioners team up to create stained glass windows

Dec. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A group of parishioners at a Mandan church is applying newly acquired skills for an ancient art form to create a set of eight stained glass windows that will adorn the sanctuary for years to come. It’s a labor of love that started about a year ago after a modern problem —...

NJ library hosts art exhibit featuring gun violence victims

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A traveling art exhibit will bring the impact of gun violence to life at the Willingboro Public Library this December. Souls Shot, a project that links fine artists with families and friends of victims of gun violence, will have its opening reception at the library on Saturday,...

ASK A DESIGNER: Design-friendly holiday gifts they'll love

Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 PM EST

Home decor accessories can make great hostess gifts or holiday gifts, but how do you choose something you know the recipient will want? Unless you're sure of someone's personal style, it can be hard to choose larger things like vases or candlesticks, says New York-based interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner....

Teen pleads guilty to throwing boy from top of Tate Modern

Dec. 6, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British teenager pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder for throwing a 6-year-old French boy from the 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery. Eighteen-year-old Jonty Bravery said "I plead guilty. Guilty, yeah correct" when asked during a court hearing how he...

New Orleans is home to mystical academy in new Marvel comic

Dec. 5, 2019 12:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a...

Review: Forbidden passion smolders in vivid 'Lady on Fire'

Dec. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EST

“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” asks Heloise, a young woman experiencing romantic passion for the first time. It’s a beautiful line, but it’s also emblematic of the spirit of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a film in which everything feels...

US business group: Fracking ban would have dire consequences

Dec. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Campaign pledges made by Democratic presidential candidates to ban hydraulic fracturing by the oil and natural gas sector would have dire economic consequences for New Mexico and the rest of the United States if implemented, said the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s...