art beat

  • May 20, 2013   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    A contortionist performs as a lizard at the Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England.
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  • May 17, 2013   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    It is–again–a Gatsby/Fitzgerald moment. “The Great Gatsby” is on the big screen now in by Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. There are also several new books about the lives of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.
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  • May 17, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A visitor passes the sculpture “1st Body” prior to the opening of the “Kapoor in Berlin,” an exhibition by Anish Kapoor, at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin. Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images.
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  • May 16, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Here are four arts and culture videos from public broadcasting partners around the nation.
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  • May 16, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    Students of the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design paint Chinese artist Liu Bolin, also known as “The Invisible Man,” in front of a wall of magazines in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
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  • May 15, 2013   BY Frank N. Carlson  

    For the past 10 years photographer Jon Lowenstein has turned his lens to the slow-moving forces shaping daily life for the people of Chicago’s South Side, chronicling the demolition of some of the nation’s largest housing projects, the closure of crumbling schools and some of the deep bonds built in a changing community amidst ongoing violence.
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  • May 15, 2013   BY Tom LeGro  

    A women touches “Catafalque” by British artist Sean Henry on the grounds of the Glyndebourne Opera House in Lewes, England. The piece in part of a collection of newly installed sculptures by the artist ahead of Glyndebourne’s summer festival.
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  • May 14, 2013   BY Cat Wise  

    At the Internet Cat Video Festival in Oakland, Calif., around 6,000 people gathered on a late spring afternoon to celebrate all things feline and to watch nearly 70 minutes of hilarious cat web videos projected on a 10-story building after the sun went down.
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  • May 14, 2013   BY Tom LeGro and Colleen Shalby  

    Rubber Duckie you’re cute and yellow and chubby. Way chubby. What happened? Let us know by writing a caption to the photo above, and we’ll send a NewsHour mug to the author of our favorite one.
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  • May 13, 2013   BY Mary Jo Brooks  

    For nearly four decades, Charles Henry Rowell has been a talent scout of sorts, looking for young and often ignored African-American artists. His mission is to identify, nurture, promote and publish new black writers.
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