Visual arts

Tourists stand outside the Louvre museum, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
March 01, 2020 - 5:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its famous trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of tourists from around the world. Almost three-quarters of the Louvre's 9.6 million visitors last year...
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Women demonstrate outside the venue of the Cesar awards ceremony, the French equivalent of the Oscar, Friday,Feb. 28, 2020 in Paris. French women's rights activists protest against multiple nominations for Roman Polanski at the Cesar Awards ceremony. Poster at right reads "I accuse Violanski", playing withe French word for rape and the name Polanski. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
February 28, 2020 - 6:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — The ceremony for the French version of the Oscars took place in Paris on Friday amid protests by women's rights activists as director Roman Polanski was awarded, in his absence, the best director award for his latest film. Polanski decided to skip the Cesar awards ceremony because of...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2018 file photo shows composer Jennifer Higdon at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner, has teamed with librettist Jerre Dye for the 80-minute chamber work, which will be performed without intermission at the 627-seat Perelman Theater. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 27, 2020 - 2:39 pm
Jennifer Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose "Woman with Eyes Closed," which will open the company's O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Laurie Anderson, Edwidge Danticat, Carroll Dunham, Julian Schnabel and Colson Whitehead, who are among the newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (AP Photo)
February 26, 2020 - 10:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Like many incoming members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Laurie Anderson didn't know a lot about the venerable honor society until she was asked to join it. “I had only a hazy idea of what it was so I was a little mystified," Anderson says of the academy, which, among...
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This image released by Profiles in History shows original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip that was first published in January 1934. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond will be auctioned on March 31. (Profiles in History via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 4:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond was first published in January...
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In this Feb. 20, 2020, photo, items from H&M’s new street wear collection are displayed at a store in New York. The collection was designed in collaboration with Ruth Carter, the Academy-Award winning designer behind the costumes for films such as “Black Panther” and “Malcolm X." It debuted as more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but also trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 25, 2020 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From shoes and T-shirts to dolls and tote bags, more companies and brands are getting into the business of Black History Month but trying not to leave the impression that African American consumers are important just once a year. Some businesses are using February to show off the...
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February 23, 2020 - 6:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — State and local officials in California unveiled a plaque designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell delivered remarks at a ceremony...
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New 20 pound notes are displayed in front of a self portrait of JMW Turner during a photo opportunity at the Tate Britain in London, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The new 20 pound note featuring the artist JMW Turner enters circulation on Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 20, 2020 - 7:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's new 20-pound (about $29) note went into circulation Thursday — one that replaces the image of a pioneering economist with a battered warship being towed away for scrap. The polymer banknote replaces a paper predecessor bearing the image of 18th-century economist Adam Smith...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin during his flight to visit Chernigovets coal mine, in Beryozovsky, Kemerovo region, Russia. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Rosneft’s trading arm and its CEO, accusing the Geneva-based firm of providing a critical lifeline to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 19, 2020 - 10:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In October 2016, the head of Russia's largest oil company traveled to the birthplace of Hugo Chávez, in the empty, sweltering plains of Venezuela, to unveil a giant bronze statue of the late socialist leader that he and his longtime friend, Russian President Vladimir Putin,...
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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, poses for a photograph in her office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, on the White House campus, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville)
February 18, 2020 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence has no shortage of projects. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She's into honeybees and supports sister cities. She's a watercolorist who designs the family's annual Christmas card and teaches...
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