Latest Visual arts News

O’Keeffe strived to be close to New Mexico landscapes

Jun. 25, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — In 1940s America, for a woman to go camping in the wilderness was virtually unheard of. Enter Georgia O’Keeffe. Determined to move as close to the New Mexico landscape as humanly possible, O’Keeffe went camping in Glen Canyon, Plaza Blanca...

Black Power Afro pick sculpture part of traveling exhibit

Jun. 25, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The gigantic steel sculpture of an Afro hair pick that appeared on St. Charles Avenue in the CBD last weekend is everything a public artwork ought to be. At 28 feet tall, the sculpture — decorated with a peace sign and topped by a clenched Black Power fist —...

FBI seizes disputed Basquiat artwork from Florida museum

Jun. 24, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity. Orlando Museum of Art spokeswoman Emilia Bourmas-Fry said in a statement that they were complying with a...

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

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM 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: ___ Posts mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show

Jun. 24, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The curators of a major art show in Germany have apologized for including a work featuring antisemitic elements that prompted an outcry at the event's opening this week. Organizers of the documenta fifteen show in Kassel ordered the banner by Indonesian collective...

Kentucky Supreme Court to review monument removal decision

Jun. 19, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to consider a lawsuit that seeks to re-erect a statue of a Louisville civic and military leader who fought for the Confederacy before later renouncing it. The statue of John B. Castelman was vandalized several times over...

Woman paints with thread, creates art through embroidery

Jun. 19, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Marie Palmer’s desk is covered in a swirl of color — a turquoise sewing machine, boxes overflowing with thread, and acrylic landscape paintings in various states of completion. She sits in her pink chair, an “inspiration wall” with photos of famous...

Cheech Marin's museum of Chicano art opens in California

Jun. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A home for Cheech Marin's collection of Chicano art has debuted in Southern California. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture opened Saturday in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. Marin rolled up in a blue 1962 Chevy Impala...

Queer feminist reggaeton duo makes music minus the machismo

Jun. 18, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A hard reggaeton beat blasted through the speakers on the streets of Little Havana’s Calle Ocho as a crowd danced around two local reggaetoneras. It was a standard night of Gay8, the annual LGBTQ festival. Then came the milk. The reggaeton duo was...

272 enslaved people sold to pay debts; exhibit tells story

Jun. 18, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A former Episcopal church in Donaldsonville, built in 1873 on land donated by a slave owner and Louisiana governor, is now home to a new, permanent exhibit that pays tribute to enslaved people who worked Louisiana’s sugarcane fields It will open on the...