Latest Visual arts News

The Latest: HBO reclaims throne as king of Emmy nominations

Jul. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 9:44 a.m. HBO has reclaimed its throne as king of Emmy nominations. The cable network received a whopping 137 nominations Tuesday morning, riding the dragon wings of "Game of Thrones," which received a record 32. The nominations...

Steve Cannon, writer and patron of the arts, dead at 84

Jul. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died. Cannon's sister, Evelyn Cannon, says he died July 7 of apparent septic shock at Veterans Hospital in New York City. He was 84. A native of New Orleans, Cannon moved to New York in the early 1960s...

Stamford boxing sculpture restored by Norwalk company

Jul. 16, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — City resident Canio Carlucci has been eating at Pellicci's Restaurant on the West Side for as long as he can remember, so he's always been aware of the statue of two bronzed life-size boxers going toe-to-toe in the middle of the road just a few feet away. That statue — a...

Crews remove storm-damaged Kansas City art exhibition

Jul. 15, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An art installation outside Kansas City's Union Station won't be repaired after it was damaged in last week's storms. Union Station says in a news release that the 12,000-square-feet (1114.8 sq. meters) kinetic sculpture called "Reflecting Motion" is being removed. Normally the...

UNC library to receive famous Burk Uzzle photo collection

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Burk Uzzle's subjects are known to all. From complex portraits of America's most famous celebrated personalities to quirky compositions of life being lived to straightforward images of the country's most vulnerable moments, Uzzle has recorded humanity at its best and worst, in its...

Statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong at museum

Jul. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated in his name on Sunday as his Ohio hometown continued celebrating its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and other officials gathered...

Cleveland museum to display Pablo Picasso exhibition in 2020

Jul. 14, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pablo Picasso's artwork will be displayed on a large scale at the Cleveland Museum of Art for the first time in nearly two decades. The museum will host the international traveling exhibition, "Picasso and Paper" from May 24 to Aug. 23, 2020. Museum officials say the exhibition will be...

Artist leaves mark at New York City's Whitney Museum

Jul. 14, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — After a journey nearly 20 years in the making, former Pineville graffiti artist Pat Phillips' work will be on display in the Whitney Biennal 2019 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. "My mom thought it would be a good idea if I maybe started painting on canvas,"...

New statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong in Ohio

Jul. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong will be displayed and an education center dedicated in his name as his small Ohio hometown celebrates its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to take part in festivities Sunday at the...

TVAA art camp teaches and inspires young minds this week

Jul. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — Childhood is an essential time to nurture certain skillsets and encourage creativity — a sentiment at the heart of the Tennessee Valley Art Association's annual art camp for students. This week, students have been exploring art through a variety of mediums. Students in grades...