Visual Arts

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

Colombians get first glimpse of peace monument

Jul 31, 2018

Colombians are getting their first glimpse of a monument being constructed with weapons turned over by leftist rebels as part of an historic peace agreement ending more than five decades of bloody conflict

Court: California museum can keep disputed paintings

Jul 30, 2018

An appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that a California museum can keep two German Renaissance masterpieces that a woman claimed were seized by the Nazis in World War II

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