Visual Arts

The 'King of the Commode' seeks an heir to his thrones

May 22, 2018

Retired plumber Barney Smith has spent five decades building his Toilet Seat Art Museum. But after years of rejecting offers to sell his work, the 96-year-old "King of the Commode" is looking for a buyer who will keep the collection intact.

Norman Rockwell 'Four Freedoms' exhibit opens this weekend

May 22, 2018

An exhibit featuring Norman Rockwell's iconic 'Four Freedoms' paintings is opening this weekend in New York City

Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

May 22, 2018

Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s 'LOVE' series, has died at his home in Maine

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

May 21, 2018

LeBron James could be immortalized with statue in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

May 21, 2018

'Whose woods these are I think I know': Vermont house where Robert Frost wrote famous poem reopens as museum under new ownership

Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

May 20, 2018

Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective with visitors to new Middle Eastern galleries at a museum in Philadelphia

Paramount costume exhibit in Ohio satisfies 'new nostalgia'

May 18, 2018

Museumgoers in Ohio are getting a rare opportunity to view more than 40 costumes linked to some of Paramount Pictures' most memorable characters, including "Forrest Gump's" Jenny and "Star Trek's" Captain Kirk

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May 18, 2018

AP PHOTOS: Dialogue begins in Nicaragua seeking to calm a bloody political crisis, Venezuelan opposition parties urge boycott of presidential election and Chile stews over church sex abuse scandals

'People's forest' marks 100 years, seeks new connections

May 16, 2018

A beloved national forest for hikers, nature enthusiasts, and artists alike is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its presidential declaration, and officials are asking the public to reflect on its history and envision its next century

Rockwell work at center of dispute going back on display

May 16, 2018

A Norman Rockwell painting that was at the center of a contentious legal dispute over a Massachusetts museum's decision to sell it soon will be available to the public again

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