Visual Arts

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

Mar 18, 2019

An elderly reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last person alive with information about the largest art heist in history has been released from prison and is criticizing federal officials

The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

Mar 18, 2019

Federal prison officials say there is no evidence to support mistreatment allegations made by a reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in a $500 million art heist

Library opens archive dedicated to rocker Lou Reed

Mar 18, 2019

The New York Public Library has opened an archive dedicated to pioneering alternative rock musician Lou Reed

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

Mar 15, 2019

More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting reportedly worth $100 million is going on display back where it all began

Nigerian art historian, critic Okwui Enwezor dies at 55

Mar 15, 2019

Nigerian art historian, curator and critic Okwui Enwezor has died at 55. The Haus der Kunst in Munich, where Enwezor was directed from 2011 to 2018, confirmed his death Friday

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

Mar 15, 2019

A new exhibition at the California Science Center raises the question: Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around?

Germany to return Nazi-looted painting to Jewish heirs

Mar 14, 2019

German officials say they have identified a painting found in the collection of a reclusive Bavarian collector as art looted by the Nazis, and will soon return it to the heirs of its Jewish owner

Italian police identify 6 suspects in fake Modigliani show

Mar 13, 2019

Italy's art police say they have identified six suspects in connection with a 2017 Modigliani exhibit that was comprised mostly of fakes

John Richardson, critic and Picasso biographer, dies at 95

Mar 12, 2019

Sir John Richardson, an eminent historian and critic of modern art whose multivolume series on Pablo Picasso drew upon his personal and aesthetic affinity for the Spanish painter and sculptor, has died at age 95

Exhibit on US Latina 'cholas' opens in Albuquerque

Mar 8, 2019

A national Hispanic center in New Mexico is hosting a unique art exhibit on cholas _ the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs

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