- VCU graduate Robert Caldwell is a master of wildlife art Updated: Feb-07-16 12:48 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Robert Louis Caldwell sat still for a moment, a look of quiet contemplation masking the mischievous smile that was to come.
- Minnesota artist honors US military with paintings Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
LITTLE FALLS, Minnesota - A Little Falls artist is honoring the U.S. military with paintings depicting each branch of the service.
- Charges: Ex-Capitol Police officer stole, sold painting Updated: Feb-06-16 7:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A former Wisconsin Capitol Police officer is accused of stealing and selling a state-owned painting by Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod.
- Bentonville museum takes American art exhibition on the road Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - An 11-step set of instructions awaits whoever opens "Box 11" upon arrival in Savannah, Georgia, from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
- Bennington Museum offers free admission Saturday Updated: Feb-06-16 8:42 am
BENNINGTON, Vermont - The Bennington Museum is offering free admission on its community day.
- Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting Updated: Feb-05-16 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust.
- 5 places in L.A. to soak up Oscars vibes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - It's Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are five places in L.A. to soak up those glitzy Oscars vibes and maybe even run into one of the nominees.
- Essentials: Toronto, from what's new to classic attractions Updated: Feb-04-16 12:37 pm
TORONTO - Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix -a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for his hometown.
- Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process Updated: Feb-04-16 8:58 am
ALBANY, New York - A modern-day glassblower believes he has unraveled the mysteries of Renaissance-era Venetian glassmaking, a trade whose secrets were so closely guarded that anyone who divulged them faced the prospect of death.
- Great Plains Art Museum to boast 19th century engravings Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Great Plains Art Museum's first exhibition of the year will feature 19th-century engravings of wildlife that roamed the American plains.
- Glitter, feathers, paint: New Orleans preps for Mardi Gras Updated: Feb-03-16 7:47 am
NEW ORLEANS - It's glitter season in New Orleans. A time for feathers, paper mache, sequins, paint, bailing wire, bones, and just about any other item that can be used for decoration. Across garages, kitchen tables and warehouses, residents are feverishly sewing elaborate costumes, painting floats and decorating custom throws.
- Serenity Now: Austin's Elisabet Ney Museum evokes a past era Updated: Feb-02-16 5:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Four miles from the bustling state capitol, a castle-like structure sits in a corner of Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood. It's built from white stones, complete with columns and a square tower. Out front, a field of native greenery teeming with tall purple and yellow wildflowers seems to have been lifted from the Texas plains and left to grow as nature intended.
- OSHA cites 'Texas' producers over deadly fireworks blast Updated: Feb-02-16 5:10 pm
PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK, Texas - Federal officials have issued citations against a group that puts on the outdoor musical "Texas" after a stage manager was killed last summer when two containers of fireworks exploded at the production venue in Palo Duro Canyon.
- Frida Kahlo exhibition opens in Russian museum Updated: Feb-02-16 2:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russia's first major exhibition dedicated to Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo has opened in a St. Petersburg museum.
- Maple Grove man carves decoys used by darkhouse anglers Updated: Feb-02-16 1:56 pm
MAPLE GROVE, Minnesota - Eric Wallace loves carving fish decoys so much he has decided to put his college education on hold to focus on it.
- Kansas City museum learns it has a real Hieronymus Bosch Updated: Feb-02-16 10:08 am
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, has learned that a 16th century oil-wood panel the museum owns was painted by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.
- Travel now: Hieronymus Bosch; Epcot flower fest; Kengo Kuma Updated: Feb-01-16 3:14 pm
NELSON-ATKINS HAS A REAL HIERONYMUS BOSCH
- DIA welcomes millionth local visitor since millage passage Updated: Feb-01-16 1:41 pm
DETROIT - One million people from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties have visited the Detroit Institute of Arts since a special millage providing funds for the museum's operations was passed.
- Book illustrator's art poster appearing in NYC subway system Updated: Feb-01-16 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - An art poster created by a children's book author and illustrator for the subway system celebrates New York City's voices and music.
- Chinese artist imitates photo of Syrian toddler on the beach Updated: Feb-01-16 11:12 am
NEW DELHI - Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous image of a 3-year-old Syrian child who drowned in Turkey last year by staging a photo of himself lying face down on a beach in Greece.
- NYC jury hears details of modern masters forgery scandal Updated: Feb-01-16 8:37 am
NEW YORK - In the latest chapter of a scandal that's jolted New York's art world, a federal jury is hearing about a Chinese immigrant who forged fakes of modern masters such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in his garage, a once-reputable Manhattan gallery that sold them and the wealthy buyers who paid millions for the knockoffs.
- Artists capture images of crows that fill Terre Haute's sky Updated: Feb-01-16 8:26 am
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - At sunrise and sundown, art objects fill the winter sky above Terre Haute.
- Levi's Stadium set to show off innovations at Super Bowl Updated: Jan-28-16 5:25 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - When architects set out to design a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers, they wanted a building that fit the Silicon Valley region where it is located.
- Foundation honors Detroit photographer as Eminent Artist Updated: Jan-28-16 12:01 pm
DETROIT - The Kresge Foundation has named a Detroit photographer and activist as winner of its Eminent Artist award for 2016.
- Water main broke as fire crews battled Tarbell Home blaze Updated: Jan-28-16 4:23 am
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire - Public Works officials in New Castle say a broken water main on Goat Island possibly contributed to the lack of water needed to douse a weekend blaze at the historic Tarbell Home.