Latest Visual arts News

National Gallery of Art acquires painting by Native American

Jul. 5, 2020 11:01 AM 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...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, people run from the collapse of one of the twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York. Stephen Cooper, far left, fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, has died from coronavirus, his family said, according to The Palm Beach Post. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in Florida

Jul. 4, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus, his family said. The Palm Beach Post reported that Stephen Cooper, an electrical engineer from New York who lived...

Bonifas museum in Escanaba reopens after pandemic closure

Jul. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — The William Bonifas Fine Art Center reopened in June with the Bonifas Membership Show in the Powers Gallery and the continued exhibit, “Lines – an Element of Art,” in the Studio Gallery, where permanent art collection pieces aid in educating visitors about art....

FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis. On Friday, July 3, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting the homeowners were aiming a handgun at an armed protester in front their mansion in St. Louis. The protester at right is holding a video camera and microphone, not a gun. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 3, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows homeowner aiming a handgun at an armed protester in front of...

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...

A statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's feet rests on a pedestal, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Boston. The statue in Boston is a copy of the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, that was erected in Lincoln Park, in Washington, D.C., in 1876. Three years later, the copy was installed in Boston. Calls are mounting for the removal of both statues. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Jun. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s...

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...

This combination photo shows Chris Janson at the iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas on May 4, 2019, left, and Chase Rice at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 7, 2019. Musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists like Janson and Rice who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large crowds without masks. Rice performed in front of a large crowd in Tennessee and Janson performed at an outdoor festival in Idaho. (AP Photo)

Critics slam country artists for playing for unmasked crowds

Jun. 29, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fellow musicians and fans alike are criticizing country artists who performed at outdoor concerts this weekend where social media pictures showed large, tight crowds without masks, even as COVID-19 cases resurge in the United States. Country singer Chase Rice posted video of his...

Program seeks innovative ideas for social challenge response

Jun. 29, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Science Gallery Detroit is piloting a program designed to inspire responses to current social challenges impacting city residents. The five-week, virtual Rapid Residency program is open to writers, artists, musicians, photographers, videographers, dancers, designers and others. Science...

In this June 16, 2020 photo, Wendy Weiss Voeller and  her dog Buddy pose in Minot, N.D.  Art serves different purposes to each individual artist. It currently serves as a way for Wendy Weiss Voeller to raise money for her four-legged friend, Buddy, a Brittany mix that has glaucoma in both eyes, slowly causing him to go blind. (Ciara Parizek/Minot Daily News via AP)

Minot artist raises money to help stop dog’s blindness

Jun. 29, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Art serves different purposes to each individual artist. It can give them something else to focus on, provide release as an outlet, a way to express their creativeness and too many others to be named. However, it currently serves as a way for Wendy Weiss Voeller to raise money for her...