Monday, May 1, 2017

Arts

In this Friday, June 5, 2015 file photo a person visits the Italian pavilion as Sandro Botticelli's mid 1480s painting of Birth of Venus is displayed on the walls at the Expo 2015 in Rho, near Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

BY TRACEE M. HERBAUGH BOSTON (AP) — A new exhibition of Sandro Botticelli’s paintings, including some never seen in the U.S., will give museumgoers a glimpse into the artist’s own ...
Arturo Di Modica holds a model of his Charging Bull sculpture during a news conference Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) — The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” says New York City is violating his legal rights by forcing his bronze beast to face off against the ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigations Special Agents Don Asper, left, and Jacob Archer displays a recovered Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago, during a news conference at the federal building in Philadelphia, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY KRISTEN DE GROOT PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family who lost a Norman Rockwell painting in a burglary at their home over 40 years ago got it back Friday and ...
Uffizi museum manager Erik Smith gestures as Leonardo da Vinci’s "Adoration of the Three Wise Men" is returned to the public after 6 years of study and restoration, in Florence, Italy, Monday, March 27, 2017. (Maurizio Degl' Innocenti/ANSA via AP)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The unfinished Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece “Adoration of the Magi” has emerged from a six-year restoration cleaner and brighter. The large, nearly square oil painting returned ...
Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger stands next to stolen and recovered "Seascape at Scheveningen" by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

BY MIKE CORDER AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at ...
This is a Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, file photo of Sotheby's auction house staff as they pose for photographers with Austrian artist Gustav Klimt's "Bauerngarten (Blumengarten)" during a photocall at their premises in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — An exuberant floral landscape by Gustav Klimt has sold at auction for almost 48 million pounds — the third-highest price ever paid for an artwork in Europe. ...
This photo taken Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 in Krakow, Poland shows an 18-century map of Poland built into a small table and two old drawings that were returned to Poland Sunday by Austria's Horst von Waechter, whose family had looted them from Krakow during World War II. (Office of the Governor Malopolska via AP)

BY MONIKA SCISLOWSKA WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during ...
One of the largest and most unusual paintings by surrealist master Rene Magritte is shown at New York's Christie's auction house, Monday Feb. 6, 2017. " (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

LONDON (AP) — One of the largest paintings by Surrealist master Rene Magritte could set a record for the artist when it is goes up for sale with an estimated ...
In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, a painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has removed a painting that showed a pig in a police uniform, one of hundreds of artworks on display at the Capitol and sponsored by a member of Congress. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP congressman reported Friday that a painting stirring controversy on Capitol Hill will be taken down Tuesday after the agency responsible for maintaining ...
In this Dec. 31, 2016, photo, visitors tour a castle-like structure made from blocks of ice at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin in northeastern's China's Heilongjiang province. (Chinatopix via AP)

HARBIN, China (AP) — The city of Harbin in China’s frigid northeast is hosting one of the world’s largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks. ...
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