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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Director Jonathan Demme to sell vast art collection
A riot of color greeted Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme the first time he walked into Haitian Corner, an art gallery around the corner from his Manhattan apartment. Instantly transfixed, he left with a US$250 painting by Haitian master Wilson Bigaud. The seed was planted.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Shoppers line up as Shanghai mall shows them the Monets
Hundreds of Chinese art lovers lined up at a Shanghai shopping mall Saturday to see the works of French Impressionist Claude Monet, as the country's biggest ever exhibition of his paintings opened.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Ex-slave trade town seeks to be African art hub
Until last year, the few tourists who visited the small west African town of Ouidah were likely headed to the Gateway of No Return, a massive monument to the area's bleak history as a slave trading hub.
Friday, March 7, 2014
China's Liu prepares artwork that packs a punch
Emerging from the acrid fumes at a steelworks, artist Liu Bolin inspects the progress of his latest work — a giant iron fist, poised to punch a hole through modern China.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Exhibition argues Vikings more than hairy raiders
They had names like Thorfinn Skull-splitter, Erik Bloodaxe and Ragnar Hairy Pants. No wonder the Vikings have a rough and bloody reputation.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
With its 14,000-year-old red bison, Spain's Altamira cave paintings reopened to a handful of visitors Thursday, giving them a glimpse of some of the world's most spectacular prehistoric art.
A college student surnamed Huang was rushed to the hospital earlier this month following the sudden onset of severe symptoms including paralysis and loss of consciousness after his visit to an ice sculpture exhibition in Taipei.
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.
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