- NYC exhibition: 4 whaling paintings by J.M.W. Turner Updated: Apr-29-16 7:53 am
NEW YORK - Four whaling paintings by the British artist J.M.W. Turner will be united for the first time in an upcoming exhibition in New York City.
- Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston Updated: Apr-29-16 1:11 am
BOSTON - A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.
- Daugaard requests flags at half-staff in Redlin's memory Updated: Apr-28-16 7:13 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested that flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff Friday to honor the life of outdoors artist Terry Redlin.
- Police probe Kansas theft of Blue Man Group costumes Updated: Apr-28-16 5:34 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Police in Wichita, Kansas, are trying to unravel who made off with costumes of the Blue Man Group while the performance artists were there this week.
- Lucian Freud portrait could fetch $29 million at Christie's Updated: Apr-28-16 11:19 am
LONDON - Christie's is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British portraiture.
- LACMA receives record-breaking $75 million donations Updated: Apr-28-16 8:44 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has received two donations totaling $75 million toward its new modernist building.
- Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government Updated: Apr-28-16 3:01 am
NEW YORK - An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday.
- National Park Service to feature Yellowstone photo on stamp Updated: Apr-28-16 1:33 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - The National Park Service is featuring a photo taken more than a decade ago of bison in Yellowstone National Park on a postage stamp to celebrate its 100th year anniversary.
- Serenity Now: Gardens, 100-acre park at Indianapolis Museum Updated: Apr-27-16 5:03 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - There's a lot going on in Indianapolis this spring, between the presidential primary and the Indy 500. For visitors or locals looking to get away from the hubbub, consider a visit to the gardens and nature park on the campus of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The grounds include an unusual outdoor space for contemplation called "Park of the Laments."
- Art Project: Pigeon flock to illuminate NYC skyline Updated: Apr-27-16 12:44 pm
NEW YORK - An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words "performance art."
- Travel news: Universal-Exorcist, Eiteljorg, toilets, LLBean Updated: Apr-27-16 11:41 am
UNIVERSAL PARKS' HALLOWEEN THEME: 'THE EXORCIST'
- French billionaire to create new art museum in Paris Updated: Apr-27-16 10:34 am
PARIS - The French billionaire and art collector Francois Pinault has announced the creation of a new contemporary art museum in central Paris.
- Mesilla eatery gives old art new lease on life Updated: Apr-27-16 2:05 am
MESILLA, New Mexico - C.W. "Buddy" Ritter recently discovered a fleet of ships, a flock of birds, a dog, and several sheep he didn't know he had. And before Damon LaGarry is finished, there will likely be several more surprises turning up in the halls and dining rooms of Ritter's Double Eagle and Peppers restaurants on the Mesilla Plaza.
- Public viewing planned for outdoors artist Redlin Updated: Apr-26-16 4:25 pm
WATERTOWN, South Dakota - The family of outdoors artist Terry Redlin says a public viewing will be held Friday at the Watertown art center that bears his name.
- Geneva unbending on Turkish effort to quash photo in exhibit Updated: Apr-26-16 1:11 pm
GENEVA - Geneva officials have rejected Turkish efforts to remove from a city exhibit a photograph accusing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of ordering the killing of a teenage protester three years ago.
- Review: Adaptation examines dysfunction of 'The Family Fang' Updated: Apr-26-16 1:29 am
Family dysfunction takes on new meaning in "The Family Fang," a film about a pair of performance artists for whom everything in life is part of the act, and the effects this existence has on their two children.
- Ex-art studio worker pleads guilty in 'Afghan Girl' theft Updated: Apr-25-16 4:18 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - A former suburban Philadelphia art gallery employee has pleaded guilty to her role in the theft of dozens of prints including the "Afghan Girl" photograph that once graced the cover of National Geographic.
- Outdoors artist Terry Redlin dies after battle with dementia Updated: Apr-25-16 12:55 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Outdoors artist Terry Redlin has died in South Dakota after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 78.
- Met curator Andrew Bolton, quiet defender of fashion as art Updated: Apr-25-16 11:38 am
NEW YORK - The opening seconds of the trailer for "The First Monday in May," the new documentary about the dizzyingly star-studded Met Gala, show pop star Rihanna tossing her fashionable head in slo-mo as the red-carpet cameras click furiously. Suitably, she sports a glistening tiara.
- Old whale statue to grace Indianapolis mini golf course Updated: Apr-25-16 8:41 am
INDIANAPOLIS - When the Indianapolis Museum of Art opens its miniature golf course in May, visitors will notice a familiar face. Willie the Whale from the old Indianapolis Zoo will find a temporary home on the 18th hole.
- Mannington artist brings sights, sounds and smells to life Updated: Apr-24-16 11:25 am
MANNINGTON, West Virginia - Some artists create their work by looking directly at another item.
- Designer of state seal still creating vivid artwork at 84 Updated: Apr-24-16 3:05 am
CENTRALIA, Washington - If you live in Washington, there's a good chance you have already seen one Lewis County resident's artwork.
- Artist's 'Chalk Talk' prompts students to think about life Updated: Apr-23-16 1:54 pm
ATHENS, Georgia - "If you don't understand my silence, how would you understand me & my words."
- Marshall professor's passion led him across country Updated: Apr-23-16 10:25 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Every April, hundreds of people flock to First Presbyterian Church to enjoy some soup, help the Facing Hunger Food Bank and take on the ever-challenging task of picking out the perfect bowl from more than a thousand unique options.
- Art dealer pleads not guilty in $1 million embezzlement case Updated: Apr-22-16 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - A prominent Los Angeles art dealer pleaded not guilty Friday to three grand theft counts charging him with failing to pay more than $1 million to former Disney executive Michael Ovitz and another man for paintings he sold for them.