Visual Arts

Mexican expressionist artist Francisco Toledo dies at 79

Sep 6, 2019

Mexico's president has announced the death of expressionist painter Francisco Toledo, who was well-known and respected in the country both for his art and his activism

AP PHOTOS: Painter-caste Nepal couple tries saving dying art

Aug 28, 2019

AP PHOTOS: A Chitrakar couple in Nepal is struggling to keep alive the dying traditional art of painting Hindu gods

Businessman-art collector Leonard A. Lauder writing memoir

Aug 22, 2019

Leonard A. Lauder, former chairman of Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire

Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported

Aug 10, 2019

A new mural on the Mexican side of a border wall shows faces of people deported from the U.S. with barcodes that activate first-person narratives on visitors' phones

Greek sculptor Takis, known for kinetic artworks, dies

Aug 9, 2019

Greek sculptor Takis, known for his artwork that used technology, motion and light and were displayed in art galleries and museums around the world, has died at age 93

Teen accused of throwing boy from Tate Modern to stand trial

Aug 8, 2019

A teenager accused of throwing a 6-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery will undergo a psychiatric assessment before he stands trial next year

Ebony and Jet images to be donated after photo archive sale

Jul 26, 2019

The photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is set to head to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and other cultural institutions

Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute

Jul 22, 2019

Iowa State University is dropping claims of wrongdoing against a former employee and paying her $225,000 to resolve a financial dispute over its popular outdoor sculptures made from Lego bricks

Painting, stolen by Nazi soldier, is back in Florence museum

Jul 19, 2019

A Dutch still-life painting stolen by a Nazi soldier as a present for his wife, has been returned to a Florence museum

California exhibit paints Ed Hardy as artist, tattoo pioneer

Jul 12, 2019

A new exhibit at a San Francisco museum sheds light on Ed Hardy as a prolific artist and tattoo pioneer.

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