Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda, whose superb vocal control made him a star on the international opera scene for half a century, has died at 91, his entourage said Friday. The Royal Swedish Opera and the mayor of Tolochenaz, just outside Lausanne, confirmed his death to AFP. With a diverse repertoire and an exceptionally long career, Gedda was one of the opera greats of the 20th century, alongside stars such as Maria Callas, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
The actor responds by writing, "The museum has abandoned us."
The actor responds by writing, "The museum has abandoned us."
A man who attacked soldiers with machetes at the Louvre museum in Paris was placed under formal investigation on Friday, a judicial source said. Egyptian Abdullah Reda al-Hamamy, 29, was shot and seriously wounded when he launched himself at a group of soldiers on Feb. 3, crying out "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) in what French President Francois Hollande described as a terrorist attack.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The Museum of the Moving Image announced Friday it has closed a performance art project involving Shia LaBeouf, citing "serious public safety hazards."
BERLIN (AP) â€” American director and actor Stanley Tucci is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for not backing the arts and arts education.
The Guggenheim Museum is highlighting the work of some of the visionaries who shaped its collection, using the occasion to note immigrants's contributions to American art weeks after President Donald Trump signed a travel ban. A show opening Friday in New York features works collected by founder Solomon R. Guggenheim's niece Peggy Guggenheim, who along with art dealer Justin K. Thannhauser came to the United State to flee Nazi Germany. Paintings and sculpture acquisitions by immigrant art dealer Karl Nierendorf, as well as those of two other Guggenheim contemporaries -- German-born artist Hilla Rebay and Katherine Dreier -- are on display for this tribute to the Guggenheim Foundation's eight decades of support for radical experimentation in art.
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” Chance The Rapper wins Grammy Award for best new artist.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Police say three witnesses helped nab a man who they say tried to steal five paintings from a Boston art gallery, including etchings by Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt.
CHICAGO (AP) â€” A Chicago museum chronicling the history of surgery through medical artifacts, paintings and sculptures is planning to open an exhibit later this year on sex-reassignment procedures.
Fashion shows are frequently staged in opulent, grandiose settings, but one designer chose Monday to make her New York catwalk debut on a school bus parked on a snowy street. Amanda Mehl sent models sashaying down the narrow aisle of a standard American yellow school bus in vertiginous gladiator-style laced-up stiletto boots in school girl cool, all short skirts and hoodies.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) â€” A Massachusetts art museum is offering visitors a unique glimpse of the 13 masterpieces stolen more than a quarter century ago from the Gardner Museum in Boston.
BOSTON (AP) â€” The Boston Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its ninth Grammy Award.
â€”The Field Museum has collaborated on unique beer in the past, but now it's collaborating on a full popup bar with one of Chicago's most revered restaurant and bar groups. The Backroom, a museum collab with Land & Sea Dept., is coming to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel on Michigan Avenue beginning Feb. 25 in celebration of its forthcoming exhibit Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life. â€”After sadly shuttering on New Years Eve 2013 partly due to a non-compete over croissant sales with neighboring New Wave Coffee, one of Logan Square's most popular bakeries and coffee spots is planning a return.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has been given this year's Beverly Sills Artist Award by the Metropolitan Opera.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” A New York art dealer who scammed the art world for 15 years with fake paintings in the name of famous artists will not go back to prison for the $80 million fraud, a judge said Tuesday, crediting her for cooperating with the government.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) â€” Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat became a downtown Minneapolis landmark, has died. She was 76.
The cast-iron abstract sculpture stands at the entrance of the second major ballet theatre to have opened in the new capital in the last few years. Since the breakup of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, ballet has enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Muslim-majority Central Asian region's newly independent countries. Much of Kazakhstan's multi-million-dollar ballet boom has been funded by the government, but private sponsors and international partners have also stepped in.
Work is officially underway on Sazerac House, a cocktail museum and corporate headquarters for New Orleans-based liquor dynasty The Sazerac Co. The booze brand acquired two historic buildings at the corner of Canal and Magazine Street in the Central Business District in December near the original Sazerac Coffee House. The facility will feature a three-story Sazerac House museum featuring information on the history of cocktails as well as the influence of the Sazerac on New Orleans and cocktail culture in general. Sazerac House is slated to debut in 2018.
A new space exploring the relationship between art and digital technology opened this week at the National Gallery of Singapore with a first installation that presents Singapore's traditional performing arts via new technology. Gallery10 is equipped with projection technology that allows artists to present immersive, multidisciplinary works. The first art installation to be shown in the new space is "Art of the Rehearsal," a permanent showcase by artist Sarah Choo Jing in collaboration with cinematographer Jeffrey Ang.
Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales's birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian antiplano. Morales ordered the museum to be built by decree shortly after he became Bolivia's first indigenous president in 2006, creating a place to hold hundreds of his gifts as well as photos, videos and archeological treasures. "This town that has raised me, this town that has taken care of me, I want to say 'thank you, we will keep working'," said a tearful Morales at the inauguration some 400 kilometers (249 miles) from Bolivia's main city of La Paz.
Visitors to Brussels will soon be able to admire scores of colorful costumes used over the years to dress the city's most famous landmark, the 400-year-old Manneken Pis. The 61 cm (24 inch) bronze statue of a naked boy urinating into a fountain is one of the biggest attractions for visitors to the Belgian capital and on Saturday a museum that celebrates his extensive and diverse wardrobe will open near to the site. The museum, called Garderobe MannekenPis after the French word for 'wardrobe', will display 133 costumes from a 965-item collection.
PARIS (Reuters) - The man who was shot and wounded at the Paris Louvre on Friday after attacking soldiers with a machete has been identified as an Egyptian and police are trying to establish whether he acted alone or under instructions, the Paris prosecutor said. The prosecutor, Francois Molins, told a news conference that the 29-year-old Egyptian had arrived in Paris on Jan. 26 after acquiring a one-month tourist visa in Dubai. (Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) â€” The Colby College Museum of Art in Maine has received a gift of more than $100 million from two supporters.