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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:38:00 -0400When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:32:00 -0400Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:42:00 -0400Last year, baby Jesus' head went missing from a statue at a church in northern Ontario. A local artist sculpted an attention-getting substitute, but that damaged the statue.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:00 -0400In 1895, Wilde was convicted of homosexual activity and sentenced to two years in prison. Built in the mid-1800s, the facility was operational until 2013. Now, it's hosting an unusual art exhibit.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:26:00 -0400On sunny December day in Manhattan, the great German painter had been on his way to an exhibit featuring his latest self-portrait when he died. Now, that painting is back in the city where he left it.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:04:28 -0400Italian fashion brand Moschino is causing controversy with its pill-themed 2017 collection. Randy Anderson of Eden House Recovery Services is pushing stores not to sell the clothing.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400The nearly 80-year-old artist has written a book called A History of Pictures. It's chock-full of art he has loved looking at and includes one painter he credits with inventing Hollywood lighting.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:23:00 -0400You could say Siriano is having a moment: He featured five plus-size models at a recent fashion show and dressed stars of all sizes for this year's Emmys.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0400An exhibit at the Colosseum features life-size reconstructions of ancient works that ISIS damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Syria. "It is a universal heritage," says curator Francesco Rutelli.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400Photographer Phillip Toledano lost both his parents, an aunt and an uncle and began to wonder — what other dark turns did life have in store? He explores the possibilities in a new short film.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:00 -0400The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a church — were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator said in a statement.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:26:00 -0400As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:57:00 -0400For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:10:00 -0400Art historian Simon Schama shares the stories behind the artworks — from the portrait that made an 18th-century actor into a star, to the one Winston Churchill's secretary threw into a bonfire.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:20:00 -0400Mae Reeves was one of the first African-American business owners in Philadelphia, where she designed hats for Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Marian Anderson.