Art galleries

August 09, 2019 - 6:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek sculptor Takis, known for his artworks that used technology, motion and light and were displayed in art galleries and museums around the world, has died. He was 93. The foundation that bears his name announced the death on Friday. Athens-born Takis, whose full name was...
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A statue of liberty is silhouetted as it stands atop the Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court, in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. A 17-year old boy will appear at The Old Bailey charged with attempted murder of a young boy aged six who was thrown off a balcony at the Tate Modern art gallery on Sunday Aug. 4.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 08, 2019 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — A teenager accused of throwing a 6-year-old French boy from a 10th-floor viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery will undergo psychiatric assessment before he stands trial next year. A judge at London's Central Criminal Court on Thursday set a provisional date of Feb. 3...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — London police say a teenager was arrested after a child "fell from height" at the Tate Modern art gallery. The Metropolitan Police Service said on Twitter that the child was taken to a hospital in an air ambulance, adding "We await an update on his condition." The department did not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2008 file photo, Artist Kehinde Wiley attends the 2008 National Arts Awards presented by Americans For The Arts at Cipriani's 42nd St. in New York. Wiley will unveil in New York’s Time Square his first monumental public sculpture in response to Confederate sculptures throughout the U.S. Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Sean Kelly announced Thursday, June 20, 2019 that “Rumors of War” will feature a bronze sculpture of a young, African-American dressed in urban streetwear mounted atop a horse. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
June 20, 2019 - 9:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley will unveil his first monumental public sculpture in New York's Times Square this fall in response to Confederate statues nationwide. Times Square Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and gallery owner Sean Kelly announced Thursday that the bronze "Rumors of...
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In this photo made 27 April 2019, Polish actress Magdalena Cielecka aims a banana like a gun at her head to protest the removal of an art work from the National Museum in Warsaw that features a woman eating a banana with visible pleasure, which the conservative authorities say is obscene. wld (AP Photo/Dario Salina)
April 29, 2019 - 5:30 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's artists and opposition politicians are posting photos of themselves eating bananas in protest after the country's authorities called an artwork featuring the fruit obscene and removed it from a top national gallery. The 1973 video "Consumer Art," by prominent artist...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 14, 2016 file photo, people stand in an area by the lifts in the new Switch House building extension to the Tate Modern gallery in London. On Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019, neighbors of London's Tate Modern lost a legal fight to force the art gallery to close a viewing platform that gives visitors a view into their homes. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
February 12, 2019 - 5:36 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Tuesday that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw legal stones, rejecting a claim that a viewing platform at London's Tate Modern art gallery invaded the privacy of residents in luxury apartments next door. Owners of four glass-walled apartments in the...
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People skate on the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as a partial government shutdown continues in Washington. The museum and the skate rink will be closed to the public after January 2nd as a result of the shutdown if it continues into the new year. Behind the rink is the National Archives, which is closed due to the shutdown. President Donald Trump has vowed to hold the line on his budget demand, telling reporters during his visit to Iraq Wednesday that he'll do "whatever it takes" to get money for border security. The White House and congressional Democrats have been talking but to little effect. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using...
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Mexican-American artist Ken Gonzales-Day is currently exhibiting his 2006 series "Erased Lynchings" at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, Monday, June 25, 2018, a series of photographs of lynchings in which the victim has been digitally removed from the image. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is examining how people of color have been missing in historical portraiture. A new exhibit explores the diversity of victims of lynchings. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 20, 2018 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery acknowledges that people of color have long been missing in the works it exhibits. Now the museum is tackling the issue in an unusual way. The Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works by Los Angeles-based artist Ken Gonzales-...
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