Visual arts

Crystal Norcross, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota from Sisseton S.D., speaks to a crowd gathered near the Walker Sculpture Garden Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Minneapolis. The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis said Saturday it will remove "Scaffold," a two-story sculpture from 2012 by Los Angeles artist Sam Duranta, because of protests from Native Americans who say it brought back painful memories of the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 7:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis said Wednesday that Native American tribal leaders will oversee the dismantling of a gallows-like sculpture that reminded protesters of the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men in 1862. The Dakota elders will then lead a ceremonial...
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This cover image released by Aperture shows, "Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style," written by Shantrelle P. Lewis. (Aperture via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 1:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven years ago, Shantrelle P. Lewis was consumed by the negative images of young, black men being depicted in media as aggressive and dangerous. Most looked nothing like the black men she knew: in her family, her social circle, from her college days at Howard University, or...
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This Wednesday, May 24, 2017 shows Carlos Lopez Rosa's "Abriendo Camino" a portrait of Nina Gualinga, located inside the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. The "Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition" on display until July 4, features 13 artists who created works that challenge the status quo. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 28, 2017 - 12:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" heroine Daenarys Targaryen than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites are thinking differently, using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their...
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In this photo provided by Sotheby's, an oil on canvas entitled The Bird Charmer (Encantador De P·jaros) by Rufino Tamayo is shown. The painting will be part of Sotheby's Latin America: Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Sotheby's via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Bird Charmer" by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York. The 60 1/4 by 50 1/4 inch (153 x 128 cm) oil on canvas was sold a day after another impressive work by the Mexican artist, "Músicos," didn't find a buyer at...
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May 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California museum is exhibiting the photographs of Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is called "Dorothea...
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Workers prepare to take down the statue of former Confederate general Robert E. Lee, which stands over 100 feet tall, in Lee Circle in New Orleans, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 19, 2017 - 8:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts. But after decades standing sentinel over this Southern city,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
May 19, 2017 - 1:32 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes,...
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May 19, 2017 - 7:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's culture minister has restituted a Camille Pissarro painting found in the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt's massive art trove. Minister Monika Gruetters' office said "The Seine seen from the Pont-Neuf, the Louvre in the background" was returned to France earlier this week...
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ADDS COURTESY OF YUSAKU MAEZAWA TO THE SOURCE - This undated photo provided by Yusaku Maezawa via Sotheby's shows Yusaku Maezawa, who bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's Masterpiece "Untitled," Thursday, May 18, 2017. Sotheby's said the sale of the artwork Thursday night in Manhattan was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The piece was purchased by noted Japanese collector and entrepreneur Maezawa after a 10-minute bidding war. (Courtesy of Maezawa via Sotheby's via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 10:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby's said the sale of "Untitled" was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The painting's...
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Flowers are placed on a bench at the Sound Garden sculpture, for which the band Soundgarden was named, in Seattle's Magnuson Park in tribute to Chris Cornell, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city's medical examiner. He was 52. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 18, 2017 - 7:35 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Grief-stricken Chris Cornell fans left flowers at memorials across Seattle for the musician whose forceful, somber songs helped cement the city's place in rock history. One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Cornell'...
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