Latest Visual arts News

N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

Dec. 01, 2021 22:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art on Wednesday. The Array Collective took the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize for “The...

Weather vanes: Exhibit looks at artworks with a purpose

Dec. 01, 2021 08:52 AM EST

Perched atop churches, barns, businesses, homes and seats of government, weather vanes have over hundreds of years taken the form of everything from farm animals to pets, storybook figures to race cars. They were invented for one important job: telling which way the wind...

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic

Nov. 30, 2021 10:58 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Barbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history. Several leaders, dignitaries and artists, including Prince Charles and...

Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs

Nov. 30, 2021 10:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the thing that Graham Nash never leaves home without isn't his guitar. It's his camera. The Nash in the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young began taking photos long...

Oh! Christmas tree? Cardboard display is the talk of a town

Nov. 29, 2021 12:48 PM EST

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — It has been called beautiful, awesome and brilliant, a transcendent work of art that reimagines the holiday experience with local touches of the Jersey Shore. It also has been called ridiculous, ugly and hideous, something akin to a pile of...

California city apologizes for bulldozing blues community

Nov. 28, 2021 17:56 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A California city has apologized to Black and Latino residents and descendants of a tight-knit community that was torn down more than half a century ago. The East Bay Times reports Sunday that the apology was welcomed by many from the 12-block...

VCU Health’s new tower expand Massey Cancer, join services

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The newest facility in Virginia Commonwealth University Health’s sprawling enterprise is a 17-story, $384 million outpatient tower in downtown Richmond. It opens Dec. 6, consolidates at least seven other buildings’ worth of services into one, and expands the...

Maine art museum receives $750,000 gift, renames gallery

Nov. 28, 2021 08:13 AM EST

OGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — A Maine art museum has received one of the largest gifts in its history and is renaming a gallery after the donors. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art said it received the $750,000 gift from Carol and Noel Leary. The gift will help fund the...

Resurrecting a rural church’s treasures in New Mexico

Nov. 27, 2021 11:01 AM EST

CORDOVA, N.M. (AP) — The treasures hidden inside San Antonio de Padua church in Cordova are about to undergo a painstaking restoration. The retablos (painted altar screens) and bultos (statues) date to the historic church’s construction in 1832; they depict Catholic...

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Nov. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery. The most comprehensive exhibition...