Posts Tagged Visual arts

Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer

This image released by the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., shows an 1878 oil on canvas painting by Winslow Homer of 9-year-old Charles Prentice Howland. The commissioned portrait, which previously had not been been publicly exhibited, went on display at the museum Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The painting had been in the family since its creation and was donated to the museum by the sitter’s granddaughter Susan Montgomery Howell. (AP Photo/Clark Art Institute)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.

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US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

In this April 23, 2010 photo, members of Los Aldeanos, Aldo Rodriguez, left, and Bian Rodriguez, center, perform in concert at the Acapulco Theater in Havana, Cuba. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo)

HAVANA (AP) — In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana’s most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

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World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art

In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, walk in front of a mural by Jose Parla as the royal couple takes a tour of the lobby of new One World Trade Center following a visit to the nearby National September 11 Memorial and Museum, in New York.  The building opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 104-story tower through the vast lobby dominated by Parla's monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among 13 public artworks by five artists selected or commissioned for the historic skyscraper.  (AP Photo/Shannon Stapleton, Pool, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among more than a dozen works selected or commissioned for the skyscraper.

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