Jan 08, 2013 08:01 EST
A consortium led by Dubai-based Arabtec Holding will build the Louvre Abu Dhabi art gallery for $654 million, the developers of the much-delayed project announced on Tuesday.
Nov 30, 2012 13:24 EST
A painting by famed French artist Eugene Delacroix worth more than 600,000 euros ($780,000) was stolen Friday from an art gallery in central Paris, an informed source said.
Nov 27, 2012 11:32 EST
More than 140 paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh and other masters which were bought with stolen funds by former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos remain missing, the government said Tuesday.
Oct 16, 2012 19:18 EDT
A $4 million painting by Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein was returned Tuesday to its rightful owner, 42 years after it went missing, the FBI said.
Oct 09, 2012 19:09 EDT
Roy Lichtenstein, the American painter whose comic book-inspired canvases gave the Pop Art movement some of its most vivid images, is getting his first major retrospective since his death 15 years ago.
Jul 17, 2012 16:02 EDT
After five days of often heated debate, Tunisia's ruling Islamist Ennahda party pledged to pursue its mission of moderation but was also seen to opt for ambiguity to safeguard "unity" in a still fragile nation.
Jul 16, 2012 12:16 EDT
Britain's Tate Modern opens the former power station's giant underground oil tanks as an art space on Wednesday, vastly increasing the capacity of the world's most visited modern art gallery.
Jul 07, 2012 07:15 EDT
Church bells, bicycle bells, handbells, ship's bells, and even mobile phones will ring across Britain in a "cacophonous, amazing sound" to mark the start of the Olympics, Scottish artist Martin Creed told AFP.
Jun 27, 2012 14:13 EDT
Three days and two nights in a Paris art gallery windowfront, with books and passers-by for company, a male model got settled in Wednesday for what is being billed as the longest-ever fashion show.
May 29, 2012 14:15 EDT
About 1,000 supporters of South Africa's ruling ANC marched on an art gallery Tuesday to protest a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma's genitals.
May 29, 2012 11:09 EDT
Some 1,000 supporters of South Africa's ruling ANC marched on an art gallery Tuesday to protest a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma's genitals, which a party leader said the gallery had agreed to pull from its website.
May 18, 2012 14:26 EDT
International auction house Sotheby's is opening a massive art gallery in Hong Kong on Saturday, in a bid to tap China's growing appetite for fine art.
May 10, 2012 13:50 EDT
"The Slav Epic" by Alfons Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau gem, went on display in Prague on Thursday, fulfilling the wish of the artist who spent 18 years on the series of paintings from 1910 to 1928.
Apr 03, 2012 22:03 EDT
Six galleries in Australia Wednesday joined the Google Art Project, which provides an online platform to view thousands of artworks in detail from anywhere in the world.
Mar 27, 2012 00:45 EDT
Japan is presenting to the United States highlights of its culture both old and new, with a rare exhibition of elaborate centuries-old nature scrolls and performances by a top-selling pop band.
Mar 26, 2012 13:06 EDT
Thirty bird-and-flower paintings by the Japanese master Ito Jakuchu will go on display this week in Washington, marking the first time the full, fragile collection has traveled overseas.
Feb 09, 2012 03:47 EST
A major exhibition of paintings by British artist Lucian Freud, including the final work he painted before his death in July, go on show to the public in London on Thursday.
Jan 25, 2012 12:18 EST
The Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi announced Wednesday that the satellite Louvre art gallery will open its doors in 2015 and the Guggenheim museum in 2017, about three years later than expected.
Jan 25, 2012 09:49 EST
The 14 rooms of the National Gallery of Art in Washington dedicated to French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism are due to reopen Saturday after a two-year renovation.
Dec 03, 2011 15:58 EST
Latin Americans who sell or collect top notch contemporary art are key players in the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest art fair of its kind in the United States.