Art

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Plundered ‘Gypsy Girl’ mosaics back in Turkey after decades in U.S.

Published 09/12/2018

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - Missing fragments from one of Turkey’s most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed “Gypsy Girl” mosaic, have returned home more than [more…]

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square gets 720-ton sand nativity scene

Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square gets 720-ton sand nativity scene

Published 08/12/2018

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The traditional nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square won’t be so traditional this year. For the first time, it is made [more…]

Belgium’s Africa Museum reopens to confront its colonial demons

Belgium’s Africa Museum reopens to confront its colonial demons

Published 08/12/2018

TERVUREN, Belgium (Reuters) - Belgium’s Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday after five years of renovations designed to modernize the museum from [more…]

Drake and Lamar lead but women shine through in Grammy nods

Drake and Lamar lead but women shine through in Grammy nods

Published 07/12/2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Drake led Grammy Award nominations on Friday, but Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Brandi Carlile and American newcomer [more…]

Senegal opens new art museum honoring black civilization

Senegal opens new art museum honoring black civilization

Published 07/12/2018

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal has opened one of Africa’s largest art collections, one of a series of new museums on the continent that could eventually [more…]

Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

Published 07/12/2018

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian artist has a new exhibition depicting political leaders in the style of iconic paintings with the aim of shocking viewers [more…]

Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

Kevin Hart quits as 2019 Oscars host after anti-gay tweets resurface

Published 07/12/2018

(Reuters) - Comedian Kevin Hart stepped down on Thursday from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony after “insensitive words” about gays he tweeted in the past [more…]

Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Published 06/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London’s V&A Museum, [more…]

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with video…

Artist Charlotte Prodger wins Britain’s Turner Prize with video…

Published 04/12/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger won the 2018 Turner Prize on Tuesday, Britain’s prestigious contemporary art award, with an autobiographical film shot on [more…]

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Published 04/12/2018

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but [more…]