Visual arts

This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmidt in Tucson, Ariz. More than 30 years after it was stolen from the museum, the recovered painting will be on display back where it all began. (Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP)
March 15, 2019 - 2:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions of dollars is going on display where it all began. The University of Arizona Museum of Art is giving a glimpse of "Woman-Ochre" Sunday as part of a fundraiser before the piece...
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In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo Puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America Lexie Dreyfuss and her 6 month old Labrador Retriever Hathi prepare for a demonstration at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A new exhibit at a Los Angeles museum examines the relationship between dogs and humans and explores why the two species seem to think so much alike and get along so well. "Dogs! A Science Tail” opens Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the California Science Center. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 15, 2019 - 1:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center has spent the past five years sniffing out the answers to those and hundreds of other...
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A cameraman films a painting, "Portrait of Kiki", falsely attributed to 20th century painter Moise Kisling, during a press conference announcing the conclusion of the preliminary phase of an investigation of 21 paintings seized by Carabinieri during an exhibition in 2017, in central Rome, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 13, 2019 - 1:45 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy's art police say they have identified six suspects in connection with a 2017 Modigliani exhibit that was comprised mostly of fakes. The Carabinieri art squad announced Wednesday that the suspects include an artist who may have counterfeited works of Amedeo Modigliani, two...
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This undated image released by Knopf shows John Richardson, historian and author "A Life of Picasso" a multivolume series on Pablo Picasso. Richardson died Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, at his Manhattan home. He was 95. (Jason Wyche/Knopf via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir John Richardson, the eminent historian and critic whose multivolume series on Pablo Picasso drew upon his personal and aesthetic affinity for the Spanish artist and was widely praised as a work of art in its own right, has died. He was 95. Nicholas Latimer, a vice president and...
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Director of the Valentine museum Bill Martin gestures as he looks over one of the proposals for changes to Confederate statues on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. A new exhibit in Richmond showcases designs and ideas on what to do with Richmond's Confederate monuments. Local artists hope the exhibit will spark conversations about how to accurately document the city's history while not glorifying Confederate leaders. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 09, 2019 - 11:39 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone era. The Confederate leaders memorialized on Richmond's Monument Avenue were once revered, but have become flashpoints in a national debate about how symbols of slavery and white supremacy should...
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Model Cara Delevingne, second from left, looks as models wipe tears from their eyes as they wear creations as part of the Chanel ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there. Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a minute's silence to bid adieu to the iconic couturier, who died last month and did not want a public funeral...
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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas. (Lauren Kristin/Swan Auction Galleries via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
DALLAS (AP) — About 200 works of art going up for auction are among those spirited away to the U.S. from Nazi Germany while a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany was decimated. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered Tuesday at Swann Auction Galleries In New...
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March 04, 2019 - 8:44 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two locks of hair belonging to widely revered Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announced Monday, as more African countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even...
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Models wear creations as part of the Manish Arora ready to wear Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
February 28, 2019 - 10:11 am
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail: That's the recipe at Chloe, which showcased its latest winter collection at Paris Fashion Week Thursday. Some highlights of the fall-winter 2019 collections on display: CHLOE Round shoulders were a key theme this season, alongside a...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards, delighting those who see the film as a feel-good throwback but disappointing others who ridicule it as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy." In a year when Hollywood...
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