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Entries by Kathleen Massara from 05/2012

Pop-performance Artist Spartacus Chetwynd Up For UK's Turner Prize

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

LONDON — A performance artist who has staged works about the Incredible Hulk and Jabba the Hutt is among four finalists announced Tuesday for Br...

Instagram Spotlight: First Ever Instagram Exhibition At The W Times Square Hotel (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Instagram exhibitions have taken place in London and Hong Kong, but today marks the first for New York. HuffPost Arts recently spoke to Brian DiFeo, t...

BOMB Magazine's 31st Anniversary Benefit Gala And Auction (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

Last night, BOMB Magazine celebrated its 31st anniversary at Capitale in New York by honoring curator Klaus Biesenbach, playwright Marsha Norman, and ...

Official: Polka Dots Painted On ND Home An Eyesore

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Jim Deitz believes he's creating a Grand Forks landmark, but the downtown apartment house he's painting one polka dot at a time is m...

UK Police: 2 Arrested Over Chinese Art Theft

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Police in Britain have made a total of six arrests in connection with the theft of valuable Chinese artifacts from two university museu...

Helsinki Council Nixes Building Guggenheim Museum

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

HELSINKI — The Helsinki City Council has narrowly rejected a proposal to build a Guggenheim art museum in the Finnish capital. The council's bo...

Karole Armitage's 'Werk! The Armitage Gone Variety Show' At Abrons Arts Center (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Karole Armitage is, to put it bluntly, a force of nature. The prolific choreographer has been labeled the "punk ballerina" by countless publications, ...

Sylvia Elzafon's Incredible Shelter Dog Series (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.03.2012 | Arts

For the past two months, Sylvia Elzafon, a photographer based in Dallas, has been working with local animal shelters in order to create cute and compe...

Teen Points Out Inaccurate Map To NYC's Met Museum

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut seventh-grader says workers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City didn't believe him when he p...

Cinco de Mayo: Our Favorite Artists From Mexico (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts

As you celebrate this Cinco de Mayo, we'd like to go back and put a spotlight on some great posts about Mexican artists we love. Going through the arc...

Performance Artist Unveils Plan For NY Art Center

Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Performance artist Marina Abramovic plans to build a $15 million center in upstate New York devoted to the research and production of...

O'Keeffe's Connection With The Outdoors On Display

Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Georgia O'Keeffe could handle the inhospitable conditions of the American Southwest, with its intense sun and rugged terrain. He...

Really?! You Call This Art? An Ongoing Series (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.08.2012 | Arts

Almost a century after Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal titled "Fountain" to the Society of Independent Artists, we are still seeing readym...

Sales Of Klein, Rothko Works Highlight NY Auction

Posted 05.09.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — An iconic painting by French artist Yves Klein created with water, a blowtorch and two models has sold at a New York City auction for...

UC Riverside Facial Recognition Technology To Identify Fine Art Subjects

Posted 05.09.2012 | Arts

What happens when facial recognition technology moves from studying terrorism to works of art? With a $25,000 startup grant from the National Endow...

'Once' Star Elizabeth A. Davis Celebrates Tony Nod

Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Elizabeth A. Davis is the kind of woman who sets goals, writes them down and puts them on the fridge. It just makes sense. "People n...

Van Gogh Museum Unveils New Willow Watercolor

Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — A young Vincent van Gogh was so struck by a dead willow leaning "lonely and melancholy" over a pond near The Hague that he knew at o...

Rachel Felder Curates Joey Ramone Collection At John Varvatos Titled, "I Remember You" (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

"I Remember You," a new exhibition of never-before-seen photographs at John Varvatos in New York, shows a few sides of the brooding singer/songwriter ...

Leica 0-Series Camera Sold For $2.8 Million At Austrian Auction (PHOTO)

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

This past weekend at an auction the BBC reported that an 89-year-old Leica camera recently sold to an anonymous bidder for the princely sum of 2.16m e...

Female Genitalia Carvings Are Europe's Oldest Rock Art (PHOTO)

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/14/2012 03:09 PM EDT on LiveScience The oldest rock art ever found in Europe revea...

Instagram Spotlight: Roxanne Lowit's Celebrity Skin (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

Pablo Picasso reportedly once said, "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." With this in mind, we are ...

Barnes Foundation Opening In New Philly Location

Posted 05.16.2012 | Arts

PHILADELPHIA — After years of bitter court fights, The Barnes Foundation opened its doors Wednesday for a sneak peek at its new location on the ...

Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked t...

Bradford Nordeen's 'Dirty Looks' Queer Film Series (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Dirty Looks is a New York-based queer film series headed by Bradford Nordeen which began last year after it received funding via a Kickstarter campaig...

Warsaw Fires Architect Of Planned Art Museum

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland — Officials have fired the Swiss architect tapped to design an ambitious museum of modern art in Poland's capital, throwing the w...