Visual Arts

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

Aug 18, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday, before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Kansas family's insurance didn't pay for broken sculpture

Aug 15, 2018

An Overland Park, Kansas, official admits he was mistaken about who paid for a $132,000 sculpture at the city's community center that was damaged by a young boy

UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

Aug 15, 2018

London's Metropolitan police have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.

Defamation lawsuit over alleged fake Western painting tossed

Aug 14, 2018

A federal judge has thrown out a defamation lawsuit a Western art collector filed against a prestigious auction house and the owner of a Reno gallery who claimed an early 20th century cowboy painting he sold for $750,000 was a fake.

Museum of London displays fatberg on 24-hour livestream

Aug 14, 2018

London's famous, festering fatberg lives on _ and is getting its own livestream

Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp

Aug 13, 2018

An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works

Spa and beauty industry campaign hopes to fill 30,000 jobs

Aug 10, 2018

The spa industry has 30,000 job openings and aims to fill them by elevating the perception of careers in beauty and wellness

British Museum to return looted antiquities to Iraq

Aug 9, 2018

The British Museum says it is handing back to Iraq a group of 5,000-year-old antiquities looted from the country after the U.S.-led 2003 invasion

Young woman tries to start life anew in 'Tiffany Blues'

Aug 7, 2018

Author M.J. Rose paints stunning portrait of a young woman trying to start life anew as an artist in the big city in 'Tiffany Blues'

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

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