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Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.

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UnionPay card becomes the golden ticket to the Met

Hot dog vendors outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. China-based UnionPay International announced Monday that holders of their credit cards will be able to visit New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art free of charge starting on June 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New York and over 6.2 visitors flocked in from China, the largest group of foreign visitors.

Street artist Shepard Fairey finishes large Detroit mural

Visitors from the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences look at art work from Shepard Fairey at the Library Street Collective gallery on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Detroit. Fairey has finished work on a large mural in downtown Detroit. The roughly 185-foot-tall by 60-foot-wide mural was painted on One Campus Martius. It's financed by businessman Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services, which owns the building. (Brandy Baker/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT DETROIT (AP) — Street artist Shepard Fairey has finished work on a large mural in downtown Detroit.

Happy 30th NES, we got you a museum exhibit

Happy 30th NES, we got you a museum exhibit The Strong National Museum of Play and the Center for Games Studies and Art Research at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, are collaborating to study and preserve video games, and their first exhibit will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Artist Chris Burden's Final Work Takes Flight

The legendary artist died of melanoma on May 10, but his spirit lives on in his final work, 'Ode to Santos Dumont' on display at LACMA through June 21.

Cuban sculptor named 'Artist of the Year' by US foundation

HAVANA (AP) — A Cuban artist known for whimsical public sculptures received a new award from a U.S. foundation Wednesday in a reflection of warmer relations between the countries.

Diane Keaton, Artist Paul McCarthy to be Honored at Hammer Museum Gala

The 'Annie Hall' star and the conceptual artist behind that giant butt plug will be celebrated at the Gala in the Garden on Oct. 10.

New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Tourists walk past an Andy Warhol print of John Wayne on display in the John Wayne Museum, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Winterset, Iowa. Though Wayne moved to California at a young age, it’s a minor footnote for Winterset, a city of about 5,000 people. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Winterset will help launch the official opening of the newly built museum celebrating Wayne’s life and career. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It's the birthplace of John Wayne, and a new museum opening here is celebrating the late actor's life, career and local connections.

Game over looms for Budapest pinball museum

Visitors play in the 'Pinball Museum' in Budapest on March 14, 2015 The owner of Europe's largest pinball museum said Wednesday he would close the facility next month after falling foul of strict regulations on gaming arcades and casinos. Balazs Palfi, founder of the popular Pbal Gallery, which is housed in the dingy basement of a Budapest apartment building, said tax authorities were investigating him on suspicion of breaking Hungary's strict rules on revenue from gaming machines. Palfi's museum contains over 140 working pinball machines, many of them rare pieces.

Filmmaker, artist Prashant Bhargava dies at 42

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 42.

This Is How Lupita Nyong'o's Makeup Artist Does Cannes

Nick Barose, who also glammed up Amy Poehler and Zoe Kravitz, shares exclusive BTS snapshots from his favorite moments from the South of France.

Glittering gowns mix with glittering tutus at ballet gala

This May 18, 2015 photo released by the American Ballet Theatre shows Paloma Herrera, center, at the curtain call for the American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee spring gala at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. (Gene Schiavone/ABT via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Socialites, models and actresses in brightly colored, sparkly spring gowns packed into the audience, and ballet stars in brightly colored, sparkly tutus packed onto the stage — all to celebrate the 75th anniversary of American Ballet Theatre.

New exhibit and book celebrates artist Al Hirschfeld

FILE - In this Aug. 1988 file photo, artist Al Hirschfeld sits at his work table as he discusses his success as a caricaturist in New York. A new exhibit with 100 original drawings and a new book, "The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age," with 400 images promise to be the most comprehensive collections to date, with many pieces new to even the hardiest of Hirschfeld fans. The exhibit, titled "The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld, runs May 22-Oct. 12 at The New-York Historical Society. (AP Photo/Marty Reichenthal, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Carol Channing's toothy grin. The Marx Brothers hamming it up. The cast of "Rent" performing a frenetic ensemble number.

Jason Bateman, Zoe Saldana Read to Kids at Hammer Museum Event

"It keeps my acting chops up," Bateman told THR of his reading of 'Horton Hears a Who!,' which had the kids riveted.

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift Named Top Artist

"This is such a good night," said Swift after taking the stage to accept one of her many awards of the night.

Standing ovation for first US orchestra to tour Cuba since thaw

The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of conductor Osmo Vanska (C) performs at the Cuban National Theater in Havana on May 15, 2015 The first American orchestra to tour Cuba since a historic rapprochement between the two nations received a rousing ovation late Friday from a packed house in Havana. The Minnesota Orchestra last came to the island 85 years ago -- decades before the Cuban Revolution. The orchestra received a five-minute-long standing ovation after the two-hour long performance of works by Beethoven at Havana's National Theater. Bilateral talks are scheduled Thursday as Cuba and the United States continue the process of normalizing ties.

For first time in years, major US orchestra performs in Cuba

Cuban National Art School student Betsy Brizuela plays the oboe as Minnesota Orchestra oboe player John Snow conducts a master class in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Minnesota Orchestra will offer two concerts in Havana and is the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since 1999. The trip cost nearly $1 million. It was underwritten by Marilyn Carlson Nelson, an heir to the Carlson hotel company fortune, and her husband Glen. The U.S. government gave special permission for a direct charter flight from Minneapolis to Havana for the event, putting 4 tons of equipment and 160 people on an Airbus 330. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan) HAVANA (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra played to a sold-out house Friday night in the first performance in Cuba by a full professional U.S. orchestra since 1999, coming just months after the two Cold War rivals announced a thaw in relations.

Correction: Sotheby's-Spring Art Auction story

This undated image provided by Sotheby's shows a Roy Lichtenstein painting titled “The Ring (Engagement),” to be sold, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, by Sotheby’s. (Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/Sotheby's via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million, not $40 million.

Peacock Room reimagined in ruins at Washington museum

Artist Darren Waterston talks about his immersive interior installation, "Filthy Lucre," a reinterpretation of James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. An over-the-top reimagination of 19th century American-born artist James Whistler's iconic Peacock Room is going on display in the Washington museum that is home to the original. "Filthy Lucre" is painter Darren Waterston's take on the artist's tortured relationship with his patron, shipping tycoon Frederick Leyland, who commissioned him in 1876 to create the Peacock Room in his London home to show off his Chinese porcelain collection. "There is a harshness to this, and an ugliness to this as well, and I'm not sure how he would respond to that," he told AFP at the Smithsonian's Freer-Sackler museum of Asian art. The Peacock Room, which doubled as Leyland's dining room, was acquired from his heirs in 1904 by American industrialist Charles Lang Freer, who had its entire contents packed up in crates, shipped across the Atlantic and then reassembled in his Detroit home.

Renee Fleming extends Chicago Lyric Opera contract 2 years

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo, world renowned soprano Renee Fleming speaks during a news conference after the Lyric Opera of Chicago announced her appointment as a vice president and creative consultant in Chicago. The opera says Fleming will spend another two years as its creative consultant while she keeps up her performance schedule. Fleming's original five-year contract with the opera started in 2010. Her work currently includes curating the 2015 premiere of the new opera "Bel Canto." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File) CHICAGO (AP) — Famed soprano Renee Fleming will spend another two years working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Artist in profile: Trails and Ways

Trails and Ways Oakland-based quartet Trails and Ways released a 2013 EP called "Trilingual" spotlighting their bossa nova-tinged indie pop, and next month they'll follow up with a debut LP from Barsuk Records, where the Death Cab for Cutie label-mates will reveal more of their eclectic sound and rich harmonies. Trails and Ways -- Hannah Van Loon and Keith Brower Brown on guitar, Ian Quirk on drums, Emma Oppen on bass, and everyone on vocals -- met at UC Berkeley and later reunited in Oakland, California to start their DIY bedroom recording project.

'Okely dokeley!': 'Simpsons' voice artist quits - or does he?

Harry Shearer, the Emmy-winning actor who voices Ned Flanders and Mr Burns in "The Simpsons," seen here in Ledbury on August 8, 2010, said Thursday he is leaving the show -- but the show's manager hopes to change his mind Harry Shearer, the Emmy-winning actor who voices pious neighbor Ned Flanders and greedy boss Mr Burns in "The Simpsons," said Thursday he is leaving the show -- but the show's manager hopes to change his mind. Shearer, who plays Homer Simpson's "okely dokeley" neighbor Flanders and the evil billionaire Burns, tweeted a message from James L. Brooks, an executive producer of the hit series, relayed by his lawyer. The hit series' showrunner, Al Jean, told the New York Times in an email Thursday: "Harry Shearer was offered the same deal the rest of the cast accepted, and passed.

An $82 million Rothko leads Christie's $659 million contemporary art sale

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mark Rothko's muted-hued canvas "No. 10" soared to $81.9 million on Wednesday, leading Christie's marathon sale of post-war and contemporary art, which took in $658.5 million and set new records for several major artists. The sale of 82 works, or about 25 percent more than usual, approached its high pre-sale estimate of $687 million, and saw just 12 percent of its offerings left unsold. New records were set for Robert Ryman and Robert Rauschenberg. "What we're seeing is a very knowledgeable market, and in some cases with buyers who have had a very quick education," said Brett Gorvy, Christie's' head of post-war and contemporary art.

New Polish museum charts course of millions who emigrated

By Anna Jaworska-Guidotti GDYNIA, Poland (Reuters) - In 1938, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who would later be the U.S. National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, traveled with his parents on an ocean liner from Gdynia, Poland to Canada. He trod the black-and-white tiles in the main hall of the old marine station, as did Witold Gombrowicz, an avant-garde writer who left for Argentina in 1939, just before outbreak of the World War Two, on the liner Chrobry.

Cannes kicks off with French drama, Coen brothers, ballet

From left, jury members Xavier Dolan, Sienna Miller, and Jake Gyllenhaal pose for photographers as they arrive for the opening ceremony and the screening of the film La Tete Haute (Standing Tall) at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival unrolled its red carpet with a socially minded French drama as the usually glitzy festival began Wednesday on a more serious note after January's terror attacks in Paris.

Rachel Rosenthal, theater and performance artist, dies at 88

FILE - In this April 16, 1997, file photo, performance artist Rachel Rosenthal cuddles rats during a book signing in West Hollywood, Calif. Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant garde, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her Southern California home. She was 88. (AP Photo/Susan Goldman, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant-garde, has died in Southern California. She was 88.

Legendary Comics Announces Marc Guggenheim Series - THE INFINITE ADVENTURES OF JONAS QUANTUM

Legendary Comics Announces Marc Guggenheim Series - THE INFINITE ADVENTURES OF JONAS QUANTUM Find out what the series is about and who the artist is!

A pixel artist renounces pixel art

A pixel artist renounces pixel art For those of you who are aware of Dinofarm Games and our recent release, Auro, for iOS and Android, you know that we spent literally years producing carefully handmade, meticulous pixel art. I hope it's clear from this image that I love pixel art. Auro is likely to be the last Dinofarm Games title to feature pixel art. It reinforced our stance on pixel art purism.

Minnesota Orchestra makes historic trip to Cuba

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of the Minnesota Orchestra are on their way to Cuba — making a historic trip with political implications.

Auction of WWII internment camp art, mementos sparks outrage

Bay Area residents say they are shocked and outraged by an upcoming auction of personal mementos and art collected from Japanese-Americans forced into internment camps during World War II.

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Sacramento Families Of Internment Camp Survivors Demand Auction House Cancel Sale Of Art

Barbara Takei says many of those held against their will in camps produced beautiful works of art and paintings. But now many of those artifacts are in the hands of the Rago Auction House in New Jersey. It’s not revealing who the seller is.

Survey: Most Vegas Tourists Married, Many From California

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

Here’s a Breakdown of the Tourists Who Visited Vegas Last Year

Most are married, and many are from California

Show spotlights work of cartoonist

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

5 things to do this week

14th Annual Student Art Show , opening reception at 5 p.m., today, April 15 at York Library.

Show spotlights Meriden cartoonist’s work

MERIDEN — Combine a passion for local history along with a talent for creating cartoons and comics, and the result is an art show, called “Drawing Blood.”

Santa Monica Museum of Art to leave longtime home at Bergamot Station

The Santa Monica Museum of Art is suspending operations, calling a time out to consider its options for a future away from its longtime but no longer hospitable home at the Bergamot Station art complex.

Survey: Only 12 percent come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with ...

Survey: Majority of Vegas tourists married, 45 years old, one-third from California

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming from neighboring California.

Jake Epstein to debut play he co-wrote with author-mom Kathy Kacer

Former "Degrassi" star Jake Epstein is back from Broadway and about to debut a play he co-wrote with his mother, author Kathy Kacer. "It should be disastrous," Epstein says with a laugh in a phone interview.

COMMUNITY NOTES: Recycled art and fashion show set, more

Chamber sets old west casino night JURUPA VALEY – Looking for some fun in the Old West? Mosey on over to the Country Village Ballroom on Friday, April 17 ,for the Old West Casino Night sponsored by the Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event...

'Old Guys' Paintings Displayed at Woodstock Opera House

The participants in an art show in the community room at the Woodstock Opera House during the month of April had to make a name change on the fly when one of the three participating artists backed out.

Bendy shows off crafty colours

The Bendemeer Colours of Autumn Art and Craft Show is on this week and boasts more than 300 exhibits across several categories at the Bendemeer Community Hall.

'Forbidden Broadway' comes to Jackson Stables

Kirksville Parks and Recreation is bringing a hilarious take on Broadway musicals to local audiences with its dinner theater presentations of “Forbidden Broadway” beginning this week.

The circus goes 'Xtreme' when Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey come to Las Vegas

Head on an adventure around the world when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring their all-new “Circus Xtreme” to Las Vegas for seven shows.

Dallas Summer Musicals - New App

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Students invited to submit art for show

Entries are still being accepted for an art show featuring the work of local students. Students can submit drawing, painting, beadwork, ceramics, pottery and sculpture to the Del Norte County Unified School District Office by Wednesday. The work will be on display at the Gallery of Arts and Culture from April 24 to May 10.
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