Visual arts

In this April 3, 2020, photo, Timothy Frank visits the Rocky Statue at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia. “Rocky” finished tied for No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 15, 2020 - 12:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Brazilian exchange student made one request of his host before his study abroad semester was cut short and he returned home to Sao Paulo: Take me to Rocky. On the way to the Philadelphia airport, Joao Martucci, who studied linguistics at West Chester University, took a pit...
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In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020, photo, Brooklyn-based baseball artist Graig Kreindler poses with two of his paintings of Babe Ruth, both unfinished, in the lobby of his residence in New York. Over 200 of Kreindler's paintings form the bulk of the exhibit "Black Baseball in Living Color:The Art of Graig Kreindler," at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The museum is closed now, but expects to reopen early in June. Both paintings of Ruth are based on photographs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 04, 2020 - 4:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anika Orrock was all warmed up for her big pitch. On the mound at Yankee Stadium, tossing out the ceremonial first ball. On Tuesday night, though, the baseball illustrator and cartoonist will be far from the Bronx. Instead of starting off the Pirates-Yankees game, she’ll be back in...
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A sign announcing the suspension of all Broadway shows is posted on a door at the Minskoff Theatre, where "The Lion King" had been playing, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the Women's National Book Association, a nonprofit...
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A few visitors walk around an Egyptian exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New York state is shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in part of a suburb and sending the National Guard there to help respond to what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of cases of the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 13, 2020 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour. There is no one to admire the treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The ongoing fears surrounding the...
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January 29, 2020 - 7:06 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Some of the most popular street artists in Miami's trendy Wynwood district will get a boost from the Super Bowl. Five artists will showcase their work at the stadium, around the city and on the actual game day ticket. The NFL partnered with the curators of the renowned Wynwood Walls...
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A man stands in front of a poster created by artist Tomoko Konoike, one of 20 posters officially selected for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design, and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 06, 2020 - 6:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — The official posters are out for this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The 20 posters have been created by 19 artists in fields ranging from painting, graphic design and photography. Calligraphy and Japanese manga are also represented. Manga is the Japanese art of comics and...
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A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis. Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee, says the former Indiana Pacers executive "needs to protect" his brand and "doesn't want to be seen as a tattooed guy." Artist Jules Muck says she was just trying to be funny. The mural is a replica of Bird's appearance on a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover when he played college ball for Indiana State. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
August 21, 2019 - 2:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules...
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns the ball to Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. Kyrgios won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban. Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of rage during his second-round match at the Italian Open on...
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CORRECTS THE DATE TO APRIL 11, AND NOT FEB. 11 AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Artist Valentino Dixon and Max Adler of Golf Digest get ready to tell PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke, left, and Tim Dahlberg the story of how Dixon's drawings of famous golf holes, done from his cell in Attica, sparked a legal review of his case that convinced authorities to void his wrongful conviction after 27 years in prison at Augusta National Golf Course Thursday, April 11, 2019, In Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 12, 2019 - 11:32 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Artist Valentino Dixon finally laid eyes on the 12th hole at Augusta National at this week's Masters, almost 20 years after a drawing he made for a warden at Attica Correctional Facility began a process that overturned his wrongful conviction in a 1991 killing. Dixon tells...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, a visitor views two self portraits by 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt at the Cleveland Museum of Art's 'Rembrandt in America' exhibition in Cleveland, USA. It is announced Monday April 8, 2019, Dutch soccer teams will be playing with the official soccer ball inscribed with Rembrandt's face and extracts from his work in the Dutch soccer league next season, marking the 350th anniversary of his death.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, FILE)
April 08, 2019 - 10:17 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season. Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, the league has launched an official ball inscribed with the artist's face and extracts from his work. The project is being done with the Rijksmuseum...
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