• Massachusetts art museum unveils piece won in Super Bowl bet

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts art museum is collecting on its Super Bowl wager with a Seattle museum. Albert Bierstadt's 1870 painting, "Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast," is being unveiled Friday at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The Clark won a three-month loan of the piece from the Seattle Art Museum in a Super Bowl bet. Had the Seattle Seahawks beaten the New England Patriots, the Clark would have sent Winslow Homer's 1900 work depicting the Maine coast, "West Point, Prout's Neck" to Washington. Clark curator Richard Rand said Malcolm Butler's last-minute interception that sealed the Patriots' 28-24 victory was "a tremendous gift to New England art lovers.

  • Albright-Knox gallery expands mission with innovation lab

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a new innovation lab to support projects that help young people develop critical and creative thinking skills. The Buffalo museum announced the lab on Thursday, saying multiple projects will be housed in a series of "pods," the first two of which are already under way. The first is development of an interactive mobile gaming app called ArtGames2.0 to be released in June. It's being developed in collaboration with Daemen College's animation center and Empire Visual Effects. The second project is a survey that will ask educators and administrators about visual arts education. The lab is funded in part by the Seymour H. Knox Foundation, John R.

  • OCU theater students will share untold stories of Oklahoma City bombing

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    TheatreOCU is staging a new play in an emerging form of theater to tell untold stories and mark the 20th anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing. The university will stage “The 20th Anniversary Oklahoma City Bombing Project” free to the public Thursday through Sunday in Oklahoma City University’s Burg Theatre.

  • Excitement greets Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts in final year at Myriad Gardens

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    With Oklahoma City’s downtown development boom, the Festival of the Arts will move in 2016 to its original home in Civic Center Park. In the meantime, organizers are planning an eclectic array of visual, performing and culinary arts for this year’s final festival in and around the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The 49th annual festival is set for Tuesday through April 26 at Festival Plaza, on Hudson Avenue and at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

  • Ai Weiwei's bronze zodiac animals set for Wyoming display

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has abundant wildlife but nothing quite like this: A dozen animal heads, each weighing 800 pounds, are headed for display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole. The heads representing the creatures of the traditional Chinese zodiac — rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig — will arrive by tractor-trailer in a few weeks. A crane will hoist them into place atop concrete pads poured specially for the exhibition. From May 9 to Oct. 11, visitors will be able to take in Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads along the museum's sculpture trail.

  • AP-WY--Wyoming Digest, WY

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Wyoming at 1 p.m. Bob Moen is on the desk and can be reached at (307) 632-9351. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. TOP STORIES: DISSIDENT ARTIST-WYOMING CHEYENNE — The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole is getting ready to install a dozen bronze animal heads weighing 800 pounds each for a major exhibition of a work by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. By Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo, by 3 p.m CLEAN AIR LAWSUITS WASHINGTON — Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts Thursday about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to

  • Morgan museum in New York appoints new director

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Morgan Library & Museum has appointed the current head of a San Francisco museum as its new director. Colin Bailey comes from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco where he's been director since 2013. His start date at the Morgan hasn't been determined. He succeeds William Griswold, who left last year to head the Cleveland Museum of Art. Bailey, a longtime New Yorker, has previously served as deputy director and chief curator of the Frick Collection. He's a specialist on 18th-century French art and an authority on Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The Morgan collection focuses on western European and American art. The museum began in 1906 as the private library of financier and philan

  • Giacometti sculpture poised to set auction record

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rare life-size sculpture by Alberto Giacometti could set a record next month at auction where it's estimated to bring $130 million. "Pointing Man," created in 1947, is being offered at Christie's in New York on May 11. The record for a sculpture at auction is $104.3 million for Giacometti's "Walking Man I," set in 2010. Last fall, the artist's 1951 bronze sculpture, "Chariot," fetched $101 million. The 5-foot-high bronze sculpture of a spindly figure with his arms extended has been in the same private collection for 45 years. Giacometti, who died in 1966, made six casts and an artist's proof of the work.

  • French graffiti artist fined for vandalizing California park

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — French graffiti artist Andre Saraiva, known as "Mr. A," has paid a fine for vandalizing a boulder inside a Southern California desert park. Joshua Tree National Park announced Wednesday that the artist paid an undisclosed fine to a federal court on April 1 and that he'd cooperated with park rangers. The park says officials were notified in February that Saraiva had posted online photos of a boulder defaced with a dotted black O and an X — similar to the eyes in the cartoon face of his graffiti tag. Saraiva said the paint was water-based and he later removed the graffiti but critics said his posting of the painted rock would encourage other vandals at a time when graffiti prob

  • AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Wyoming at 6 p.m. The desk can be reached at (307) 632-9351. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. UPCOMING TOMORROW: DISSIDENT ARTIST-WYOMING CHEYENNE — The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole is getting ready to install a dozen bronze animal heads weighing 800 pounds each for a major exhibition of a work by the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION INITIATIVE CASPER — A long-term government program that seeks to balance habitat conservation with development across an area of Wyoming as big as South Carolina will review its priorities and budget.

  • Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers. Winners will be honored at the annual state AP awards banquet, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Top awards, including Newspapers of Distinction, Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year, and the Cromie and Kolenberg awards for photography will be announced the night of the banquet. If you have any corrections for the list or any questions, please call George Walsh at the AP Albany bureau, (800) 424-4500 or (518) 458-7821.

  • Theater review: 'Noir' is a light frolic through old film traditions staged in Oklahoma City

    By Anna Holloway, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Theater review: Poteet Theatre’s “Noir” is a light frolic through old film traditions.

  • Art review: Artist turns objects into 'Contemporary Totems' for Oklahoma City show

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Childhood toys fill a pair of boxes, left open like treasure chests, creating a mood of nostalgia, in two works called “Best of Times” and “Those Were The Days,” in a show at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art in Oklahoma City.

  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Association in Norman sponsors trip to Philbrook Museum in Tulsa

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Deadline to register for a one-day trip to Tulsa to tour the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is Friday.

  • Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman bring stage show to Midwest City

    By Nathan Poppe, Entertainment Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    You might want to avoid Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally’s stage show if you’re easily offended. Take it from the married couple, who are performing two sets of original comedy Wednesday at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center in Midwest City.

  • Artists to NYPD: Return Edward Snowden bust we put in park

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The mysterious artists who planted a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War monument now want to free their sculpture from police custody and display it again, saying it was intended as a thought-provoking "gift to the city." The artists are applying for permission to show parkgoers their likeness of the former National Security Agency secret-leaker, their lawyer, Ronald Kuby, told police in a letter Tuesday. In the meantime, a Manhattan gallery wants to show the sculpture next month. "We feel the piece would offer a great deal of good" and reflect the city's history as a home for free thinkers if exhibited through a temporary art-in-parks program, the artists — who have kept their identity secret

  • Winners of the 2014 NYSAPA newspaper contest

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association has announced results of its 2014 contest recognizing excellent writing, presentation, photography and graphics in AP member newspapers. Winners will be honored at the annual state AP awards banquet, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Top awards, including Newspapers of Distinction, Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year, and the Cromie and Kolenberg awards for photography will be announced the night of the banquet. If you have any corrections for the list or any questions, please call George Walsh at the AP Albany bureau, (800) 424-4500 or (518) 458-7821.

  • Hunting and fishing guides present talk at state museum

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experienced hunting and fishing guides plan to discuss their work at a free presentation at the Wyoming State Museum. The presentation is part of the Art of the Hunt exhibit at the museum. It's set for 7 p.m. April 23. The panel will include Mike Patterson of Hack's Tackle and Outfitters, Angie Denny of Table Mountain Outfitters and Craig Oceanak of Timberline Outfitters. They will discuss training and skills, the kinds of work they do and what they enjoy about it. Annie Hatch, a folklorist at the Wyoming Arts Council, will moderate the panel. She has researched hunting and fishing traditions in the state.

  • Theater review: You'll want to 'Catch' performance at Sooner Theatre in Norman if you can

    By John Brandenburg, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A con man almost impossible not to like and the agent chasing him make a delightful “odd couple” in “Catch Me If You Can,” being performed at Sooner Theatre.

  • Concert review; Canterbury Choral Society performs highly charged finale in Oklahoma City

    By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Canterbury Choral Society in Oklahoma City performed “Defiant Requiem,” a concert that was inspired by events that unfolded during World War II at Terezin, a Czech concentration camp.




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