Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully sets sights on China

Nov 21, 2014

Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully sets sights on China

Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn’t be unhappy if some of China’s 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a retrospective in Shanghai later this month. Scully, 69, ...

Nov 2, 2014

Slave quarters to be re-created at James Madison's home

Homes of slaves who served President James Madison at his Montpelier estate in Virginia will be rebuilt for the first time over the next five years, along with other refurbishments to the home of one of America’s Founding Fathers, thanks to a $10 million ...

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Oct 19, 2014

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Billowing sails of glass will join the Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month when the new Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public. Thirteen years in ...

Ancient Chinese people mystify

Oct 19, 2014

Ancient Chinese people mystify

When the mysterious people of China’s Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why. What they did leave was a gigantic cache of intricately ...

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Oct 19, 2014

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes — made of plaster. More than 90 years ago, filmmaker Cecile B. DeMille erected 21 giant sphinxes and a temple as a set for the silent black-and-white classic movie ...

Emperor Augustus frescoes opened to public for first time in Rome

Sep 19, 2014

Emperor Augustus frescoes opened to public for first time in Rome

Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia opened for the first time to the public on Thursday after years of painstaking restoration. The buildings on Rome’s Palatine hill, where the emperor lived with his family, are ...

Aug 13, 2014

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time. The London art museum says for five nights beginning Wednesday, people from around the world can get an after-hours tour online ...

Japanese architects sell lifestyle on a global stage

Aug 8, 2014

Japanese architects sell lifestyle on a global stage

by Yuri Kageyama

A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past. Unlike their predecessors, who modernized Japan with Western-style edifices, they talk of fluidly defining space with screens, blending it with nature, taking advantage of earthy materials and incorporating natural light — ...