Visual arts

This Sept. 18, 2019, booking photo released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office shows Ed Kramer, a co-founder of Dragon Con. Kramer was indicted Oct. 9 on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. The indictment says Kramer possessed a digital image showing a minor "engaged in sexually explicit conduct." Kramer’s attorney says the image is a published photograph by artist Sally Mann and can’t be considered child pornography. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 12:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A digital image of a Sally Mann photograph depicting the genitals of a young boy has prompted a child pornography charge against a co-founder of a popular sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
October 12, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour...
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This Tuesday April 14, 2015 photo made available Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019 shows Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" during an exhibition in Milan, Italy. An administrative court in Venice has temporarily suspended Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019 the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
October 08, 2019 - 2:04 pm
MILAN (AP) — An administrative court in Venice decided Tuesday to temporarily suspend the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" to the Louvre in Paris for an exhibition that is set to open later this month. The move followed a request by the non-profit group Italia Nostra, which has been...
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New York-based artist Jeff Koons poses with his wife Justine Wheeler as he unveiled his much-awaited and controversial sculpture "Bouquet of Tulips" dedicated to the victims of the terrorists attacks, in a garden next to the Champs Elysee near the Petit Palais museum in Paris, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 04, 2019 - 8:27 am
PARIS (AP) — New York-based pop artist Jeff Koons has unveiled his long-awaited, giant sculpture titled “Bouquet of Tulips” in Paris. The work commemorates the victims of terror attacks that rocked France in 2015 and 2016. The 12.6-meter (41-foot) sculpture, fashioned from polychromed bronze,...
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A portrait of Michele Marrulo by artist Sandro Botticelli hangs at Trinity Fine Arts’ Frieze Masters booth in London, England, Monday Sept. 30, 2019. The Botticelli portrait of a humanist poet that long hung in Madrid’s El Prado Museum is being offered this week for sale during annual London’s Frieze Masters fair for 30 million euros. (AP Photo/James Brooks)
October 02, 2019 - 1:43 am
MILAN (AP) — A Botticelli portrait of a humanist poet that long hung in Madrid's El Prado Museum is being offered this week for sale during London's Frieze Masters art fair for $30 million. But a Spanish law on cultural treasures might create difficulties for a foreign buyer seeking to bring the...
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September 29, 2019 - 8:03 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The role of Ohio's formidable run of early U.S. presidents in establishing many of the nation's lasting White House customs — from the frolicsome Easter Egg Roll to the presidential war room — is explored in a new history exhibition running through late December. "The Ohio...
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September 27, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Perpetually crowded Times Square has a new statue for pedestrians to navigate — but it's unlike any other. Artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his biggest work ever Friday, a massive bronze statue of a young African American in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. Called "...
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Art expert Stephane Pinta points to a 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. A rare 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue has been found in a French kitchen, and is now expected to fetch millions of euros at an upcoming auction. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 24, 2019 - 10:06 am
PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman's kitchen —and it's expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Titled "Christ Mocked," the small wood painting depicts Christ surrounded by a crowd. Experts think...
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Performance artist Marina Abramovic performs during the art exhibition "Marina Abramovic - The Cleaner" in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
September 21, 2019 - 5:57 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Performance artist Marina Abramovic is displaying her work in her native Belgrade for the first time in 44 years, and she says that returning home has been highly emotional. Abramovic summoned journalists to Belgrade's Museum of Contemporary Art at the crack of dawn on...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. The allegations surrounding wealthy donors such as the Sackler family have raised questions for the museums they supported, including whether to keep the family's name on prominent galleries. The billionaire family is notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, which developed OxyContin, a painkiller that has been at the center of the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 18, 2019 - 12:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There...
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