Correction: Nobel-Literature story

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also .....»»

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Forgotten Whistler canvas found in Dutch museum

Forgotten for two decades, a dusty old canvas hidden in a corner of a small Dutch museum has been revealed as a painting by American artist James Whistler. "Thanks to chemical analysis and an examination of its origins, we have concluded that we have.....»»

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Middle Eastern contemporary art breaks records in London

Several sales in recent years have pointed to the growth of the market for modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art, and a series of auctions held this week in London serve to highlight the upward trend. Among the results, a sale of modern and contempor.....»»

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Picasso, Monet from William Koch collection to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — An erotic painting of a cabaret singer by Pablo Picasso with a second picture on the reverse side could bring over $60 million at auction......»»

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Beirut art museum reopens to tell a troubled city"s history

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - A stone's throw from dramatic street protests shaking central Beirut, art lovers gathered to celebrate the reopening of a museum of modern art which they hailed as a symbol of the Lebanese capital's resilience .....»»

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Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for

STOCKHOLM (AP) — On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picki.....»»

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Giant car motors into Indian museum

After designing cars shaped like a hamburger, tennis ball, shoe, handbag and a toilet, quirky Indian artist Sudhakar Yadav decided to go big. The result is an eight-metre (26-foot) high car modelled on the 1922 Ford Tourer, which has gone on display at Ya.....»»

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Scotland Yard"s macabre Crime Museum goes on public display

LONDON (AP) — People are horrible. It's hard to escape the thought amid the guns, knives, bombs, knuckledusters and vials of poison in the Museum of London's new exhibition, The Crime Museum Uncovered......»»

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MoMA PS1 highlights city"s art scene with fourth "Greater New York" series

Emerging and established artists across New York will be the focus of "Greater New York" at the MoMA PS1 in Queens, as the fourth iteration of the exhibition series -- which takes place just once every five years -- gets under way October 11. Th.....»»

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17th century "selfies" show at Dutch museum the Mauritshuis

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — These days, anybody with a smartphone can snap a selfie in a split second. Back in the Dutch Golden Age, they were called self-portraits and were the preserve of highly trained artists who thought long and hard about every .....»»

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Sursock reborn as Beirut"s first interactive museum

From nighttime walks around the city to workshops on art conservation, Beirut's grandiose Sursock Museum reopens this week as Lebanon's first interactive museum of contemporary art. Closed for eight years for major renovation work, the impressiv.....»»

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Google in talks to invest in chat company Symphony: source

(Reuters) - Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc , is in talks with messaging startup Symphony Communication Services LLC for a round of fundraising, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. Symphony's chat service a.....»»

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Cornish Pasty Co. Makes the Move to the Arts District

The British restaurant in the Commercial Center wants people to stick around. Say so long to Cornish Pasty Co. as you know it. The British-themed restaurant in the Commercial Center that features the delicacy that started with English miners is making the.....»»

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Cate Blanchett honored at Museum of Modern Art

NEW YORK (AP) — Cate Blanchett, accepting an honor for her film work, made reference to the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut and said her own efforts "feel very insignificant" in view of what's happening in the world......»»

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Qatar slavery museum aims to address modern exploitation

By Tom Finn DOHA (Reuters) - Amid thatched ceilings and arched doorways in a traditional Qatari house in Doha, a projector beams a quote by Abraham Lincoln onto a wall: "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." The Bin Jelmood house in Doha.....»»

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New film offers intimate look at Peggy Guggenheim

A new documentary out this month offers an intimate look at Peggy Guggenheim, known as much for the number of men she slept with as her lasting mark on 20th century art. "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" delves into the idiosyncratic collector'.....»»

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Otium Now Has a Daytime Kiosk in Front of the Broad Museum

Very quietly, Otium, the highly anticipated restaurant next to the Broad Museum in Downtown's Bunker Hill, has been serving some delicious daytime bites from a kiosk out front. Dubbed Otium On the Go, the operation started around last week, with ho.....»»

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Taraji P. Henson"s Makeup Artist Avoids Cookie"s Beauty Looks on the Carpet

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Post-war/contemporary art sale fetches $332M in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — After a night in which Christie's sold a painting of a sexy nude by Amedeo Modigliani for $170.4 million — just a few million short of the auction record for a work of art— the auction house returned Tuesday to garner $332 milli.....»»

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Chicago judge lets nonprofit file response over Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has told a nonprofit group trying to stop "Star Wars'" filmmaker George Lucas from building a $400 million museum in Chicago to respond to the city's request to dismiss its lawsuit......»»

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