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Thursday, February 27, 2014
16th-century Korean art found in Hawaii museum
The Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that's been called an “earth-shattering” find.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
First US-Cuba museum exchange in 5 decades
Sandra Ramos has never wanted to emigrate from Cuba, but in her more than four decades on the island, she has seen many people leave.
Friday, February 21, 2014
A display featuring 600 paper giant pandas took place yesterday in downtown Taipei as a warm-up for an upcoming outdoor exhibition in which 1,600 pandas and 200 Formosan black bears made from recycled paper will be showcased to raise awareness of wildlife conservation.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Banksy work auctioned for US$575,000
One of three works by the elusive British street artist Banksy has sold at a Miami auction for US$575,000. An anonymous buyer purchased “Kissing Coppers,” spray-painted in 2005 on the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, at the Fine Art Auctions Miami on Tuesday night. The piece was expected to sell anywhere from US$500,000 to US$700,000.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
It took a war to let America's female comic book artists break character.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Chiayi city authorities will organize a parade and outdoor premiere Feb. 22 for the new Taiwanese baseball film “Kano,” which is set in the southern city.
After nearly a decade of renovations, the South Carolina home where President Woodrow Wilson lived as a teenager is reopening to the public as a museum not only about the politician but also the Reconstruction Era.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Oil painting by Francis Bacon sells for record US$70 million
A portrait by British artist Francis Bacon depicting his lover and muse George Dyer sold for over 42 million pounds (US$70 million) at Christie's in London on Thursday, a European record for the auction house.
Christian rivals find unity in quest to restore Church of the Nativity
When Pope Francis visits Bethlehem in May he will see scaffolding covering the roof of the Church of the Nativity. It may be an eyesore, but it symbolizes a rare show of unity among rival Christian faiths that are working together to restore the ancient basilica.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
If buildings could talk, what would they tell us? German art-house director Wim Wenders, Robert Redford and four other filmmakers ponder, prod and probe the “souls” of six iconic landmarks in a premiere at the Berlin film festival.
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