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‘Violence’ moves NY museum to shut down anti-Trump art show

NEW YORK (AFP) -- A streaming video performance installation that aimed to provide a forum for anti-Trump expression was shut down after it became “a flashpoint for violence,” New York’s Museum of th...

Updated : 2017.02.12 12:08

Painting stolen by Nazis returned to Jewish owner’s heirs

NEW YORK (AP) - Some 80 years ago, the Nazis forced prominent German Jewish art gallery owner Max Stern to sell his family’s roughly 400-piece collection before he was exiled from his country. FBI ...

Updated : 2017.02.09 13:48

Traveling exhibition features Rockwell‘s ‘Four Freedoms’

STOCKBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) - Norman Rockwell’s most celebrated series of paintings is embarking on a multiyear tour across the US and to Europe. The exhibit titled “Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, ...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

New document by Chun Kyung-ja says ‘Beautiful Woman’ is fake

A document surfaced Tuesday that suggests “Beautiful Woman” might be a fake, in the latest twist in the decadeslong dispute over the painting‘s authenticity. The bereaved family and lawyers of renow...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

Original Korean musical to open off-Broadway

“Interview: A New Musical” will open in New York City on Friday, becoming the first original Korean musical, written and composed by Korean artists, to be mounted off-Broadway at the Theatre at St....

Updated : 2017.02.07 15:13

Stolen Van Goghs on show in Naples

NAPLES, Italy (AFP) -- Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and recovered last year in Italy will be on show in Naples from Tuesday until Feb. 26. The brief exhibition at the Capodi...

Updated : 2017.02.07 15:01

Vibrant Tate show traces of David Hockney’s artistic journey

LONDON (AP) - It’s not often an artist finds himself occupying 12 rooms of London’s leading museum of British art and the front page of populist tabloid The Sun. But David Hockney is unique. For c...

Updated : 2017.02.07 15:00

Dutch city unveils ‘largest ever Mondrian painting’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AFP) -- Dutch officials unveiled Friday what they called “the largest Mondrian painting in the world” to celebrate the Netherlands’ best-known abstract artist, who helped f...

Updated : 2017.02.06 14:53

Rodin Museum fetes sculptor with passion-themed installation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Auguste Rodin’s sensuous piece “The Kiss” will, fittingly, form the core of an installation at Philadelphia’s Rodin Museum centered on the theme of passion to mark the 100th a...

Updated : 2017.02.06 14:50

Art star Anish Kapoor wins $1m Jewish prize

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor was named on Monday as this year's winner of the million-dollar Genesis Prize, awarded for commitment to Israel and Judaism, organizers said. British-Indi...

Updated : 2017.02.06 14:47

Mozart meets his match: Stage hit ‘Amadeus’ comes to screen

LONDON (AP) -- For a play that makes audience members contemplate their own mediocrity, “Amadeus” is quite the crowd-pleaser. Britain’s National Theatre has a sold-out hit with a revival of Peter...

Updated : 2017.02.05 15:25

PyeongChang opens art biennale to add cultural ambiance to winter games

An international art festival to celebrate the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics will open in the eastern city of Gangneung next week as South Korea is looking for ways to make the global sports e...

Updated : 2017.02.03 13:25

No more nerds, sex bombs: Female animators draw away cliches

SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) - The California Institute of the Arts was created partly by Walt Disney’s desire to bring more top-flight animators into the profession. And it has during its 47 years...

Updated : 2017.01.25 13:31

UK’s Tate art galleries get first female chief

LONDON (AFP) - Britain’s prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country’s best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of M...

Updated : 2017.01.18 18:06

Milan’s Brera protects artworks after humidity system fails

MILAN (AP) - Restorers at Milan’s famous Brera Art Gallery have taken measures to protect the collection after its humidity control system failed during a “once-in-a-decade” dry, cold spell that m...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:56